18th International Posters and Graphic Arts Festival of Chaumont, France
May, 12 to June, 24 2007
Paul Rand (USA) - Silos/Maison du Livre et de l’Affiche - Musée de la Crèche
After acknowledging the work of major 20th European figures of graphic design, the 2007
Festival crosses the Atlantic to present Paul Rand’s work, one of the modern American
designer. He elaborated numbers of posters, children books, logos, visual identities that have
become international standards such as for the American computer company IBM,
Westinghouse, ABC broadcast or the international shipping company UPS to name a few.
Potential parternships :
+ Université de Yale (New Heaven, Etats-Unis)
+ Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, Etats-Unis)
+ Musée National d’Art Moderne/Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris, France)
Richard Niessen (NL) - Chapelle des Jésuites
For the last five years, the Chapelle des Jésuites has become the touchstone of graphic
contemporary experiments. Within "Haut les Pays-Bas!", a Dutch season in France, the 2007
Chaumont Poster Festival challenges Richard Niessen to settle down in the baroque chapel.
His answer is as architectural as it is graphic. Posters, flyers and other prints constitute a
modular urban environment. Visitors are invited to wander around this graphic production.
Potential Partenerships :
+ Mondriaan Foundation (Amsterdam, Pays-Bas)
+ Fonds BKVB (Amsterdam, Pays-Bas)
+ Ambassade du Royaume des Pays-Bas (Paris, France)
+ « Haut, les Pays-Bas ! », une saison néerlandaise en France, CULTURES France
French impressions - Garage
Each year the presentation at the Garage is dedicated to discover the novelties of the
European graphic field. After London, Arhnem and Berlin, the Festival will highlight the
French scene. Etienne Hervy and Vanina Pinter have selected a large panel of studios and
free-lance graphic designers to present the energetic and eclectic French scene throughout an
Photographisme (preliminary title) - l’Hotel de Ville
Graphic design is a collaborating art, mixing all sorts of disciplines from comtemporary art
to fashion and performing arts. For the 2007 Chaumont Poster Festival, Alex Jordan (coartistic
director) explores the contemporary poster collection of Chaumont and highlights the
priviledged relationship between graphic design and photography.
International Poster Competition - Entrepot des
The International Poster Competition is a key element of the Festival’s success. The postercollection
of the city of Chaumont, (with its 25 000 items received from world wide
participants), gives a large view of graphic design of the last 20 years from over 60 countries.
A selection of the received posters is displayed at the Entrepot des Subsistances. A Jury of five
renown graphic designers from four continents will award three prizes on Saturday, May, 12th
2007. The jury will also attribute an "Excellence Award" ICOGRADA.
The competition "Students, All to Chaumont !" - Entrepot
This year, in association with the weekly newspaper Courrier International, the 14th
"Students, All to Chaumont" Competition deals with the social issue of "Global Warming". A
selection of the received posters is displayed at the Entrepot des Subsistances. A Jury will
award three prizes on Saturday, May 12th 2007.
Workshops - Entrepot des Subsistances
Seven Ateliers-Workshops, also dealing with the social issue "Global Warming" , will
welcome 105 students from all around the world. Cyril Cohen (France), El Fantasmas de
Heredia (Argentina), Anne-Marie Latrémollière (France), Christoph Niemann (USA),
Haichen Zhu (People’s Republic of China), Liza Ramalho (Portugal), and Niklaus Troxler
Mathias Schweizer conceives the Festival poster and its visual identity for 2007.
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