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Winners of The 14th International Poster Biennial in Finland, 2003

Received from Ulla Aartomaa, Curator of the Lahti Art Museum, on 2003.06.04, with contributions from the Faldin family,
Joe Scorsone & Alice Drueding, Anette Lenz, Mervi Mäkinen and Kari Savolainen, Thank you all !
Please visit the official web site or the call for entries for more details.

The jury ( Xavier Bermudez of Mexico, Kan Tai-keung of China, Herbie Kastemaa of Finland and Niklaus Troxler of Switzerland ) met in Lahti, Finland, at the beginning of June 2003 and awarded the following prizes:

  • Grand Prix by Ministry of Education:
    Timo Berry & Ida Pimenoff (Finland), for "Freedom of Expression" (Amnesty International)

  • First Prize:
    Bülent Erkmen (Turkey), for "Fake Identities 5" (Kumpanya Theater Group, 2000)

  • Second Prize:
    Satoji Kashimoto (Japan), for "Children Are the Rhythm of the World" (Plakatmuseum Essen)

  • The Lauri Tarasti Prize for Environmental Poster:
    Joe Scorsone & Alice Drueding (USA), for "Consumption"

  • The Icograda Excellence Award:
    Anke Feuchtenberger (Germany), for the theater posters:
    "Written by the Body" (J. von Düffel), (Schauspiel Bonn)
    "Hedda Gabler" (H. Ibsen), (Schauspiel Bonn)
    "Salamander" (B. Gebler)

  • Certificate of honour:
    Anette Lenz (Germany), for the series "Season 2000-2001 / Theatre de Rungis"

Here are the winning posters:

Satoji Kashimoto (sorry wrong version, see below)

Bülent Erkmen

Joe Scorsone and Alice Drueding

On June 8, 2003, the Faldin family sent me more pictures from a Kari Savolainen CD :

Satoji Kashimoto won the prize for this one

Anette Lenz
see more of the series of posters by Anette Lenz

Anette Lenz

Anke Feuchtenberger

Anke Feuchtenberger

Anke Feuchtenberger

Timo Berry & Ida Pimenoff
Photo A. & A. Faldina
Timo Berry
Photo Archive RW
Bülent Erkmen

The Far East features prominently in the 14th International Lahti Poster Biennial 8.6.-14.9.2003
Text by Ulla Aartomaa, pictures by Alexandra and Anastasia Faldina

Kan Tai-keung

Karel Misek

Xavier Bermudez

International posters will fill the Lahti Art Museum this coming summer. A total of 1,428 posters were submitted for the 14th International Lahti Poster Biennial. The competition jury selected 232 posters to be displayed. The exhibition also features posters designed by the members of the international jury. The jury members are Xavier Bermúdez of Mexico, Kan Tai-keung of China, Herbie Kastemaa of Finland and Niklaus Troxler of Switzerland. The jury awards the prizes for the best posters of the biennial.

Japanese designers have been among the most active participants. They have sent one-third of all the submitted material. This time, too, the standard of Japanese posters is very high, with original visual expression and a high-quality finish to the printing work. Young Chinese designers are enthusiastic about presenting their works outside China, and they have begun to take part eagerly in international poster exhibitions, including the Lahti biennial. The graphic designers of South Korea and Taiwan have become increasingly active and have submitted a large number of posters for the biennial.

The series of environmental posters interested designers. Japanese designers concerned about global and local environmental problems have produced interesting posters treating the theme in subtle ways. It was also gratifying to see how young Finnish poster designers are concerned about our shared environment, having actively submitted posters for this series.

The general series received a balanced mix of social, ideological, commercial and cultural posters. Known firms and companies, and less known ones, have given designers free rein to create insightful and original commercial posters. Among the social and ideological works are many posters commissioned by Amnesty International, whose content is related to freedom of expression. The terror acts of September 11, 2001 also inspired designers to address the state of the world and its violence in visual terms. The themes of the cultural posters relate traditionally to theatre, cinema and exhibitions of various kinds.

The biennial will be open to the public at the Lahti Art Museum from June 8 until September 14, 2003. The museum is open daily, Mon.-Fri. 10-17 and Sat.-Sun. 11-17. The museum is located at Vesijärvenkatu 11 A in Lahti, Finland.

N.B. Entrance for adults € 5.

Kari Savolainen

Tapani Aartomaa

Kari Piippo

Alexander Faldin and Kyösti Varis

Reijo Ström

Alexandra Faldina and Timo Berry

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