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News: "100 beste Plakate 2008" moves to Essen, Germany
August 13, 2009, received from Rene Grohnert

Exhibition poster by Uwe Loesch
100 best posters 08 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland

An exhibition of 100 Beste Plakate e.V., Berlin in cooperation with the Deutsche Plakat Museum and with the red dot design museum, Essen, Germany

From 28 August to 27 September 2009 the red dot design museum will present the exhibition "100 best posters 08 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland" and thus the results of the competition with the same name held by the association "100 Beste Plakate e.V.". The 100 winning posters, which were selected by a jury of six from the 1,521 submitted entries, present the most current trends of contemporary poster design from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The wide spectrum of designs with regards to styles, techniques and subjects, was staged in the unusual exhibition concept of an interdisciplinary study project of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam under the direction of Nauka Kirschner and Prof. Hermann Weizenegger. The organiser is the Deutsche Plakat Museum (German poster museum) at the Folkwang Museum, Essen, in co-operation with the association "100 Beste Plakate e.V.", Berlin. The exhibition opening will take place on 27 August 2009 at 6:00 pm at the red dot design museum on the Zollverein world cultural heritage site.

A poster is regarded as an effective, demonstrative, and immediate means of communication. With a stylised design language the exhibition thus uses the visual image of a demonstration. The posters are presented on so-called "lollipops", which are placards typically seen at demonstrations, and the room installation brings across the vivid character in a dynamic way.

Members of the jury chaired by Bastian Abry and Dimitri Broquard, Zurich, which was in session on 26 and 27 February 2009, were Cordula Alessandri, Vienna, Prof. Georg Barber, Berlin, Dr. Anita Kühnel, Berlin, and Christian Lagé, Berlin.

Besides the presentation of the 100 best posters 08 in Berlin, the red dot design museum in Essen will be the second stop of the exhibition before it will be on show in Lucerne and Vienna at the end of the year.

red dot design museum
Zeche Zollverein
Gelsenkirchener Straße 181
45309 Essen, Germany

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Thursday: 11 am to 6 pm
Friday to Sunday and public holidays: 11 am to 8 pm

8 euros per person; reduced price 3 euros

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