Germany Austria Switzerland

Wed, 28.09.2016–Sun, 05.02.2017
MAK Works on Paper Room

MAK – Museum of Applied Arts

Typographical experiments, jarring and clamorous image compositions, as well as photomontages and collages result in the stylistic diversity of posters that is presented in the context of the MAK exhibition 100 BEST POSTERS 15. Germany Austria Switzerland in the MAK Works on Paper Room. The 100 winning projects of the most popular graphic design competition in the German-speaking world will this year once again demonstrate the live liness of the poster medium, which reinvents itself each year in a digitally networked world with increasingly transient content.

The expert jury, consisting of Gunter Rambow (Güstrow, Germany; chairman), Günter Eder (Vienna), Igor Gurovich (Moscow), Patrick Thomas (Barcelona/Berlin), and Megi Zumstein (Lucerne), honored the winners of the competition selected from more than 2 000 submitted projects. The jury was presented with the 964 individual posters that had made it to the final round through the online pre selection in accordance with the two-level screening process.

The 100 posters and poster series are divided by country into 50 victorious projects from Switzerland (from 145 sub missions), 48 winners from Germany (from 396 sub missions) and two winning projects from Austria (from 64 sub missions). A total of 605 entrants, of these 125 agencies or graphic and design agencies, 465 individual designers and 15 clients, participated in the competition.

The number of Austrian participants in the competition increased significantly in comparison to the previous year, and yet Austria was represented in 2015 by two winning projects from among the 100 honored works. Stefan Joch from the ZWUPP studio created a homage to the controversially discussed Austrian-Serbian football player Marko Arnautović with Astronautovic. The independently created poster was produced with the silk-screen process and is based on Michael Kranewitter’s photog raphy of the athlete, which is found widely distributed in the media. The stylized protective suit and the space helmet suggest a hermetic space surrounding the footballer and open up a broad field of possible interpretations.

The second winning Austrian project originated in the studio for visual design “Beton – Gruppe für Gestaltung.” With the poster for the Documentary Film Festival in the Bavarian district town of Schwandorf, Oliver Hofmann, Benjamin Buchegger, and Daniel Car have already con vin ced the jury for a second time with a purely typographical solution.

Fabienne Burri and Cybu Richli, C2F (Lucerne) are responsible for the corporate design of the catalog, the web visuals, and the print material. A detailed overview of all winners of the years 2001 to 2015 has been available since June 2015 at the homepage of the Beste Plakate e. V. association.
The catalog designed by C2F, CH Lucerne with the title 100 BESTE PLAKATE 15. Deutschland Österreich Schweiz / 100 BEST POSTERS 15. Germany Austria Switzerland (Atlas 15), 192 pages, with the special thematic article “Idee wird Form / Giving form to ideas” by Anita Kühnel, 100 BP Books 2016 will appear for the exhibition. 
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


Sat, 08.10.2016, 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm 
Sat, 12.11.2016, 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm 
99 + 1 Poster
What makes a poster good? What does it have to include and how big should the text be? How many colors do you need on your poster? And what are you advertising? We will take a look at the 100 best posters of 2015 and do everything better in 2016.

Workshop for the whole family (ages 4 and older)
Fee for materials: € 2 per child
Admission for accompanying adults: € 7,50

MAK Design Kids

Sat, 15.10.2016, 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm 
Sat, 05.11.2016, 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm 
Sat, 07.01.2017, 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm 
Letters in action
Workshop for 8- to 12-year-olds (unaccompanied) 

According to what rules is a poster structured and how do text and image relate to one another? You’ll find out when you design your very own personal, cool birthday invitation. You will be furnished with overhead transparencies, clothespins, and other analog tools and work in a small studio, which you can also set up at home.
Please bring an item to the workshop that you like, that is important to you, or has something to do with you. (Maximum size: ca. 30 x 30 x 30 cm)
Participation fee: € 8


Sun, 16.10.2016, 11.00 am 
MINI MAK Tour: 99 + 1 Poster
Guided tour for the whole family (ages 4 and older)

Curator-Guided Tour

Thu, 20.10.2016, 5.00 pm


Graphic design: Timo Lenzen
Striped Hills. Client: Durex China, Shanghai (via S-LAB, Beijing/Shanghai). Printing: flyeralarm GmbH, Würzburg. Technique: digital print. Germany © Timo Lenzen/100 Beste Plakate e. V.
Graphic design: Lex Drewinski
Spiel mit dem Feuer [Playing with fire]. Client: commissioned by the artist. Printing: Onlineprinters GmbH, Neustadt a.d. Aisch. Technique: offset print. Germany
Exhibition view
Graphic design: Günter Karl Bose, Uwe Langner. Studio: LMN-Berlin
Was glaubst du, wer du bist? [Who do you think you are?]. Client: Theater Bonn. Printing: Sprintout Digitaldruck GmbH, Berlin. Technique: digital print. Germany © LMN-Berlin/100 Beste Plakate e. V.
Graphic design: Yvo Hählen, Priscilla Balmer. Studio: A3 studio
Hello Hello. Client: commissioned by the artists. Printing: Imprimerie DIP SA, Lausanne. Technique: digital print. Switzerland. © A3 studio/100 Beste Plakate e. V.
Graphic design: Samuel Perroud, Jennifer Sunier, Prune Simon-Vermot (photo), Gaspard Gigon (photo). Studio: SUPERO
Prendre le large [Take to the hills]. Client: Théâtre Populaire Romand, La Chaux-de-Fonds. Printing: Serigraphie Uldry AG, Hinterkappelen/Bern. Technique: digital print. Switzerland © SUPERO/100 Beste Plakate e. V.
Exhibition view
Graphic design: Stefan Joch. Studio: ZWUPP
Astronautovic. Client: commissioned by the artist. Printing: Viadukt Screen Prints, Vienna. Technique: silk-screen print. Austria © ZWUPP/100 Beste Plakate e. V
Exhibition view
Graphic design: Ralph Schraivogel
Bitte berühren! [Please touch!] Client: Museum für Gestaltung Zürich. Printing: Lézard Graphique, Brumath. Technique: silk-screen print. Switzerland © Ralph Schraivogel/100 Beste Plakate e. V.
Graphic design: Stephan Bundi. Studio: Atelier Bundi
King Arthur. Client: TOBS – Theater Orchester Biel Solothurn. Printing: Plakatif AG, Stans. Technique: offset print. Switzerland © Atelier Bundi/100 Beste Plakate e. V.
Graphic design: Oliver Hofmann, Benjamin Buchegger, Daniel Car. Studio: Beton – Gruppe für Gestaltung
Zwickl – Schwandorfer Dokumentarfilmtage 2015 [Zwickl – Schwandorf documentary film days 2015]. Client: City of Schwandorf, Anne Schleicher. Printing: Rema-Print-Littera, Vienna. Technique: offset print. Austria © Beton – Gruppe für Gestaltung/100 Beste Plakate e. V.




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MAK – Museum of Applied Arts