16 LAHTI INTERNATIONAL POSTER BIENNIAL 2007

11 June 2007
Lahti (Finland) - High-quality poster art from all over the world will be displayed at the Lahti Art Museum 15 June to 30 September 2007. Prizes will be awarded.
Lahti (Finland) - High-quality poster art from all over the world will be displayed at the Lahti Art Museum 15 June to 30 September 2007. Prizes will be awarded in two categories: 1) cultural, social and commercial posters and 2)environmental posters. A serigraphy workshop will also be arranged in co-operation with the Lahti Institute of Fine Arts.

One third of the entries submitted came from the Far East. Japan, China, Taiwan and Korea will be strongly represented in the exhibition. A total of 134 posters were sent from Iran which has clearly raised its profile lately in poster design. A great number of posters also came from Poland, Germany, Russia, France and the United States.

226 out of more than 1600 entries submitted were selected by the national jury to be put on show. The members of the national jury were the graphic designers Tapani Aartomaa, Pekka Loiri, Esa Ojala and Kari Piippo. An international jury will select the posters be awarded in June. The members of the international jury will be Maciej Buszewicz (Poland), Claude Kuhn (Switzerland), Mari Pietarinen (Finland) and Volker Pf ller (Germany).

The Jury will award the following prizes:
Grand Prix 3 500 EUR
Grafia Prix 3 000 EUR
2nd prize 1 700 EUR
Lauri Tarasti Prize 3 000 EUR for the best poster in the category of environmental posters
Certificates of honour



For further information please contact:

Lahti Poster Museum
Vesijarvenkatu 11 A
Box 113
15111 Lahti
Finland
T: +358 (0)3 814 4547
F: +358 (0)3 814 4545
W: The Lahti Poster Museum


About the Lahti Poster Museum

The Lahti Poster Museum was established in connection with The Lahti Art Museum in Autumn 1975. Its aim is to collect, deposit and study Finnish and foreign graphic design. The collections are augmented mainly through donations but also through purchases and deposits. The collections contain approximately 60 000 prints, most of which are posters.