“A poster for integration”: the new call of Posterheroes is open.
PLUG and Favini are launching the eighth edition of the international contest of posters, which this year is dealing with the theme of social integration.
The call of the international contest Posterheroes: a poster f or integration is open. This is the eighth edition of the contest of posters promoted by the Italian cultural association PLUG and FAVINI, the leading global producer of innovative graphics specialties for the packaging of products.
The topic of the edition of 2019 is social integration . How important are the notions of migration and diversity for a nation? What do we mean when we talk about fighting the fear of immigrants? Starting from these questions, the organisers of the contest aim at sparking a global dialogue.
Like the previous editions, the creative community is mustered to express its message through a 70×100 cm poster. This year’s big news is the possibility to participate in the contest also with a kinetic poster, beside the traditional one. A kinetic poster is a motion graphic design artwork. The motion elements could be related to the typography, to the visual part (images, shapes, colors) or to the layout. Participants will have the chance to submit on www.posterheroes.org their poster and/or kinetic poster until June 3rd, 2019, doing their best to express their opinion on welcoming and integration.
Posterheroes keeps encouraging a positive reflection, giving value to diversity and inviting professional graphic designers and aspiring ones to consider it as a resource for building the communities of the future.
The partnership between PLUG and FAVINI shows the commitment in promoting graphic design as a significant tool and amplifies the communication potentialities of the contest. Among the news of this edition there will be an exhibition of the selected posters and kinetic posters at Torino Graphic Days 4, the international festival of visual design that will be held in Italy (3 – 6 oct. 2019, Turin). Like last year, the first classified of the each category (traditional and kinetic poster) will win a cash prize of 2.500€. Participants can download the brief and the regulation on the official website of the contest.
“This year, Posterheroes renovates his format. After 7 editions, we aim to explore the world of digital art offering to the participants the possibility to submit a kinetic poster. Our association has always been pursuing the connection between messages based on strong values and the visual communication techniques, that are usually related to the artistic field. This is the reason why we hope that this new addition could represent a good opportunity to promote contamination among visual arts. Besides, we are happy to continue our collaboration with Favini and to realize the 2020 Posterheroes calendar with the usual selection of the winning posters.” Christian Racca, President of PLUG.