19.10.2022—5.3.2023
Works on Paper Room
The winning posters of the competition 100 BEST POSTERS 21: Germany Austria Switzerland focus on current social issues. As a reflection of our society, the posters deal with the burning questions of the day: gender and equality, climate protection and corona, cryptocurrencies and NFTs. Contemporary issues such as these are presented using playful typography, photocollages, and photographs. The year’s 100 winning posters are being presented in the MAK for the 17th time. 
 
A total of 540 graphic artists, agencies, and students from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland participated in the competition, submitting 2,008 posters all told. 39 of the winning posters and poster series are from Germany, 54 from Switzerland, and 7 from Austria. This year too, after the exhibition the award-winning 100 best posters will be incorporated into the MAK Collection. 
 
A cooperation between the MAK and the association 100 Beste Plakate e. V.

CURATOR
Peter Klinger, Deputy Head, MAK Library and Works on Paper Collection

The catalog accompanying the exhibition, 100 Beste Plakate 21. Deutschland Österreich Schweiz/100 Best Posters 21. Germany Austria Switzerland (704 pages, Verlag Kettler, Dortmund 2022), is available in the MAK Design Shop for € 30.80. The Swiss studio Claudiabasel (Nevin Goetschmann and Jiri Oplatek) is responsible for the catalog’s corporate design, the web visuals, and the print forms.
Visitors to the exhibition can use the Artivive app to delve deeper into the visual worlds of 14 of the posters by accessing animated “Moving Posters” on their smart phone or tablet, recognizable in each case by the app icon.

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