9th Skopje Poster Festival | Identity In Crisis|
Dates: 21 November – 05 December 2016
Location: Museum of City of Skopje, Skopje, Macedonia
Beginning from 21 until 04th of December 2016 Museum of City of Skopje was the venue location for the Festival – consisting of 4 exhibitions, bu also design workshops and presentations lead by world renowned graphic designers on the following issues: “Macedonia as a travel destination”, “Designing influential social poster”, “Poster – art from the street”, “Creating a poster for jazz event”.
The leading point of the festival of course is the exhibition of the finalist posters from the 9. International Student Poster Competition entitled “Identity in Crisis” which were selected by the international 5-member jury: Michel Bouvet (FRA), Fons Hickmann (GER), Finn Nygaard (DEN), Ryszard Kaja (POL) and Toni Vasikj (MAC).
Miguel Angel Rangel, University of San Louis Potosi, Mexico and Reka Nemedi Varga from the Metropoliten University in Budapest, Hungary took the main awards. Two special jury mentions went to Shujun Liu from China and Dikle Jildirim from Turkey and honorary mentions were announced Junyi & Zejun Shan & Wang and Kylie Dimick from USA, Lazar Mitrović from Serbia, Inês Filipa da Costa Pimenta Cardoso from Portugal, Nicola Murphy from United Kingdom and Karol Szczepankiewicz from Poland.
Along with the main exhibition of Finalist from 9th Skopje poster competition additionally special exhibitions took place: Posters from Kaja Depta – Kleśta, the winner of 8th Skopje poster competition; Special selection of jury posters; Posters from the workshops for creating posters for this year competition.
Special guest at this 9. Skopje Poster Festival was Kaja Depta – Kleśta, winner of 8. Skopje Poster International Student Competition and as a main prize awarded student she got the opportunity to showcase her posters and to make a presentation regarding her career and the influence of this international competition on her development as a graphic designer.
Next year competition issue will be announced in January/Februrary 2017.
Please let us know what you think of this year festival, or leave comment if you liked it 🙂