International poster competition "Mut zur Wut 2013", Heidelberg, Germany
Received from Goetz Gramlich and Hermann Buechner
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Competition poster by Klaus Staeck
MUT ZUR WUT 2013
International poster contest and exhibition in public space.
When graphic designer Goetz Gramlich and billposter Marcello Lucas thought up the idea of "Mut zur Wut" in 2010 in Heidelberg, Germany, no one could foresee that their concept would lead to a global creative push. Their initiative evolved into an international contest with a rapidly increasing number of participants from different corners of the planet, with its most significant posters being displayed in public space around the world. "Mut zur Wut" aims to raise awareness for global and social issues and circumstances while loosening geographical and ideological boundaries. Having the final exhibition displayed in public space, „Mut zur Wut“ is an encouragement to be brave and at the same time a provoking demand for attention.
The contest’s popularity is in part, due to the fact that the submission process is completely free of charge and uncomplicated for the creator. The posters can simply be uploaded onto the contest’s website: www.mutzurwut.de. The contest consciously abdicates conventional methods of presentation with expensive prints, complicated packaging and mailing fees. Thus, simplifying participation for creatives, especially from censored countries.
Members of the Jury:
"Mut zur Wut" transports the posters to the observer and provides a contrast to the advertisement- dominated landscape of urban spaces. For a few weeks "Mut zur Wut" modulates the city with topics of social relevance. It takes a stand and transforms our usual and common visual habits.