Rencontres du design graphique 2014 Marseille graphic design encounters


Exposition d’affiches & Conférences
de classe internationale
Portes Ouvertes de designers

Rencontrez des designers venus du Canada, d’ex-Yougoslavie, de Pologne, des USA et quelques-uns de la scène du design graphique à Marseille. Réunis autour de l’exposition “NewYork-Sarajevo-Marseille : l’engagement dans l’affiche”, venez les écouter en conférences et visiter leur espace de création.

World Class Poster Design
Exhibition & Lectures
Designers Open House

Take a chance to travel for educational or professional purpose and tourism to the beautiful region of Provence. Meet some of the internationally renowned graphic designers of the exhibition “NewYork-Sarajevo-Marseille: Involvement in Poster Design” and meet “za” design scene of a European Capital of Culture.


Activism in Poster Design”

When professional ethics meet personal ethics


At the Villa Méditerranée, Tuesday July 15 – 12:00 AM to Sunday July 20 – 7:00 PM
Exhibition opening Tuesday July 15 at 6:00 AM

This exhibition brings together two poster collections—“Underground Images” and “Sarajevo 100”—and features more than 250 works by over 120 world-renowned graphic designers and 100 emerging designers and students from 37 countries on five continents. The collections are linked by the wealth of cultural influences on display, and by alignment of the designers’ professional and personal ethical values.

Design is an intellectual creative process that is multidisciplinary and humanist; designers’ goal is to identify and solve the problems of our day, both small and large, in view of the economic, social or environmental implications (as defined by the Alliance française des designers). Artistic influence on an international scale is part of the DNA of design, as a result of its practitioners’ emigrating throughout the 20th century. Decamping from Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Rome, Madrid, Athens or Paris, many Europeans made their way to the United States. In New York especially, they joined their American counterparts in the formation of a style and philosophy of graphic design that spread throughout the entire world. Today, design is fueled by the exchange of ideas among all continents—including Africa, South America and Asia—and globalization has only accelerated the process.

Empathy, acting selflessly, creating work of value to a modern society: these are part of the designer’s professional ethics and they underpin the formation of a long-term business strategy that allows for excellence and innovation. “Underground Images” illustrates the role of ethics in responsibly growing the designer’s professional practice, and in turn, the client’s business. It is empathy that makes the designer alert to problems in one’s local, national or global environment, and marries one’s professional activity to the personal obligation to act as a conscientious citizen. In this context, the mastery of visual communication in the service of business is meaningful only when it is matched by taking on projects for the greater good. “Sarajevo 100” illustrates the role of ethics in the sustainable development of society.

Applying one’s talent in the service of peoples’ profound diversity and common humanity is, for the designer, an act of overcoming differences and promoting mutual understanding, an expression of memory, hope and peace.

When professional ethics meet personal ethics: inciting excellence

“Underground Images”

“Underground Images: School of Visual Arts Subway Posters, 1947 to the Present” brings together 58 of the posters created at the prestigious School of Visual Arts (SVA) by leading American graphic designers for display in the New York City subway system. A 59th poster, created especially for this exhibition, pays tribute to the collective talent of the designers. All members of the faculty at SVA, they include Gail Anderson, Marshall Arisman, Gene Case, Ivan Chermayeff, Paul Davis, Sal De Vito, Louise Fili, Audrey Flack, Nathan Fox, Bob Gill, Robert Giusti, Milton Glaser, Phil Hays, Steven Heller, Mirko Ilic, Viktor Koen, Stephen Kroninger, Marvin Mattelson, James McMullan, Jerry Moriarty, Tony Palladino, Stefan Sagmeister, David Sandlin, Paula Scher, Eve Sonneman, Gil Stone, George Tscherny, James Victore and Robert Weaver. The exhibition is curated by SVA Executive Vice President Anthony P. Rhodes, who has served as creative director for the posters since 2007, and organized for SVA by Mirko Ilic and Francis Di Tommaso.

Founded in 1947 by Silas H. Rhodes, School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City has as its mission the education of future generations of artists and designers. Located in the heart of Manhattan, SVA is widely recognized for its unparalleled faculty of working professionals, its innovative programs and active participation in the cultural life of New York City. The College enrolls more than 4000 students and the faculty includes approximately 1000 artists, photographers, filmmakers, designers, scholars and critics. SVA’s also operates three galleries and presents film festivals and lectures. In addition, SVA houses the Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives, which is dedicated to preserving the works of preeminent graphic artists from the 20th and 21st centuries, such as Seymour Chwast, Heinz Edelmann and Milton Glaser.

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Designers in the show

Audrey Flack
David Sandlin
Eve Sonneman
Gail Anderson
Gene Case
George Tscherny
Gilbert Stone
James McMullan
James Victore
Jerry Moriarty
Louise Fili
Marshall Arisman
Marvin Mattelson
Milton Glaser
Mirko Ilic

Paul Davis
Paula Scher
Robert Giusti
Robert Weaver
Sal De Vito
Stefan Sagmeister
Stephen Kroninger
Tony Palladino
Viktor Koen

When professional ethics meet personal ethics: activism for the greater good

“Sarajevo 100”

Sarajevo 100 is an international invitational art action initiated by the Association of Applied Arts Artists and Designers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Gallery Collegium Artisticum, the Sarajevo Academy of Fine Arts and the Department of Art and Design of the Missouri State University of Springfield, USA. 132 international graphic designers from 37 countries of 5 continents and 90 graphic designers from Sarajevo’s region express their own views of Sarajevo’s last 100 years, from the assassination of Archduke of
Austria-Este Franz Ferdinand to the present, over 250 posters and multimedia works.

Bosnia-Herzegovina and Sarajevo are crossroads of cultures, civilizations and world religions, multicultural meeting places that are a unique blend of East and West, Central European, Mediterranean and Balkan cultures. For centuries, this region was home to diverse peoples living in relative harmony. The year 2014 is primarily important because of the centennial anniversary of the assassination that set off the First World War, which influenced the course of history for all of Europe and the world in the previous century. More recently Sarajevo was front-page new around the world. The siege of Sarajevo was the longest of any capital city in the history of modern war, and the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina was one of the bloodiest regional conflicts of the twentieth century.

Today, Bosnia-Herzegovina advocates for peaceful coexistence as a central tenet of the United Nations and Sarajevo expounds the modern values of Europe and the world. In the context of Europe’s cultural and historical legacy, the aim is to create a more positive image of Sarajevo, showing its true character, a multicultural meeting place of civilizations, and demonstrating the tolerance that is necessary for lasting prosperity and peace.

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Designers in the show

International Invitees with emerging invitees:
Pouya Ahmadi, Iran
Renato Aranda, Mexico
Sergi Rucabado Rebés, Mexico
Dimitris Arvanitis, Greece
Dimitris Kanellopoulos, Greece
Yomar Augusto, Brazil
Rene Azcuy, Mexico/Cuba
Julio Broca & Ricardo Ceceña, Mexico
Osvaldo Gaona, Mexico
Ferenc Barath, Hungary
David Barath, Hungary
Michal Batory, France
Maciej Mraczek, Poland
Jonathan Barnbrook, Great Britain
Harry Heptonstall, Great Britain
Xavier Bermudez, Mexico
Edwina Miralda Vega, Mexico
Michel Bouvet, France
Florence Bamberger, France
Francois Caspar, France
Julian Legendre, France
Felipe Covarrubias, Mexico
Karen Oetling, Mexico
Savas Cekis, Turkey
Onur Gökalp, Turkey
Vladimir Chaika, Russia
AnnaKulachek, Irina Ivanova, Russia
Paul Davis, USA
Angela Panichi, USA
Lex Drewinski, Poland/Germany
Kiryk Drewinski, Germany
Milton Glaser, USA
Sue Walsh, Jee-Eun Lee Jee, USA
Joanna Gorska & Jerzy Skakun, Poland
Beata Danowska, Poland
Marta Granados, Columbia
Orlando Beltran, Columbia
Igor Gurovich, Russia
Natalia Agapova, Russia
Jianping He, Germany/China
Yonggang Huang, China
Mirko Ilic, USA
Amir Berbic, Bosnia and Herzegovina/USA
Gitte Kath, Denmark
Eske Kath, Denmark
Pablo Kunst, Argentina
Ivan Kunst, Argentina
Cedomir Kostovic, Bosnia and Herzegovina/USA
Tyler Galloway, USA
Piotr Kunce, Poland
Ewa Natkaniec, Poland
Johannes Lang, Austria
Vedran Pilipović, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Philippe Leduc, France
Den Chamanie, France
Yossi Lemel, Israel
Abby Junge, Israel
Andrew Lewis, Canada/Jessica J Kuyper, Canada
Alain Le Quernec, France
Jan Bajtlik, Poland
Uwe Loesch, Germany
Niels Schrader, Germany/Nederlans
Pekka Loiri, Finland
Antti Raudaskoski, Finland
Boris Ljubičić, Croatia
Susana Machicao, Bolivia
Hugo Aseff, Bolivia
Alejandro Magalanes, Mexico
Bruno Valasse Levais, Abraham Bonilla Núñez, Mexico
Chaz Maviyane-Davies, Zimbabwe/USA
Marianne Schoucair, Lebanon/USA
Shin Matsunaga, Japan
Norito Shinmura, Japan
Karel Misek, Czech Republic
Jakub Konupka, Czech Republic
Piotr Mladozeniec, Poland
Aleksander Znosko, Poland
German Montalvo, Mexico
Agustín R. Michel, Mexico
Christof Nardin, Austria
Agnes Steiner, Austria
Jan Nuckowski, Poland
Kamil Kamysz, Poland
Finn Nygaard, Denmark
Lucas Roy, USA
Eric Olivares, Mexico/Spain
Carles More, Spain
Istvan Orosz, Hungary
Oliver Csepella, Hungary
Antonio Perez Niko, Mexico/Cuba/Joan X. Vazquez, Mexico
Kari Piippo, Finland
Jenni Kuokka, Finland
Wladislaw Pluta, Poland
Ewa Oliver, Poland
Peter Pocs, Hungary
Anna Varga, Hungary
Qian Qian, China
Been Shen, China
Liza Ramalho & Artur Rebelo, Portugal
Bolos Quentes, Portugal
Iwona Rypesc, Poland/USA
Daniel Zender, USA
Mehdi Saeedi, Iran
Mojtaba Adibi, Iran
U.G. Sato, Japan
Shino Suefusa, Japan
Lanny Sommese, USA
Ryan Edwrd Russell, USA
Leonardo Sonnoli, Italy/Bacchi Irene, Italy
Akiyama Takashi, Japan
Mr Tetsuro Minorikawa, Japan
Parisa Tashakori, Iran
Majid Kashani, Iran
David Tratakover, Israel
Michael Golan, Israel
Sergio Vega, Bolivia
Ana Luisa Unzueta Arce, Bolivia
Sasha Vidakovic, Great Britain
Lozana Mehandzhiyska, Great Britain
Kiril Zlatkov, Bulgaria

Regional Invitees with emerging invitees:
Slađana Bajić-Bogdanović, Montenegro
Nikola Bada Radonjić, Montenegro
Đurica Barbarić, Bosnia and Herzegovina/Canada
Davor Krvavac Bosnia and
Herzegovina/Great Britain
Ismet Berbić, B&H/USA
Isak Berbic, B&H/USA
Bruketa&Žinić, Croatia
Jelena Mihelčić, Croatia
Eduard Čehovin, Slovenia
Martin Petrič, Slovenia
Marina Crnogorac Dimitrijević, Serbia
Jana Nenadić, Serbia/Finland
Ivan Doroghy, Croatia
Matea Brkić, Croatia
Sandro Drinovac, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Đorđe Jovanović, Bosnia and
Asim Đelilović, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Haris Jusović, Bosnia and
Saša Đorđević, Bosnia and Herzegovina/Serbia
Nebojša Cvetković, Serbia
Nikola Đurek, Croatia
Marko Hrastovec, Croatia
Aleksandar Gajić, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Czech Republic
Bojan Hadžihalilović, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Amila Handžić, Bosnia and
Aysegul Izer, Turkey
SinanNniyazioglu, Umut Suduak, Emre Senan, Turkey
Radovan Jenko, Slovenia
Nenad Cizl, Slovenia
Izvorka Jurić, Croatia
Matea Bronić, Croatia
Atila Kapitanj, Serbia
Jovana Ilić, Serbia
Dalida Karić Hadžiahmetović, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Aleksandra Nina Knežević, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Aleksandar Škorić, Bosnia and Herzegovina/Canada
Amna Mahić-Bajrović, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Merisa Bašić, Bosnia and
Nikola Latković, Serbia
Davor Golubović, Montenegro
Sanja Planinić, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Davor Marković, Austria
Goetz Gramlich, Germany
Ana Matić, Montenegro
Sandra Đurović, Montenegro
Miroljub Matović, Srbija
Ivan Mišić, Srbija
Mila Melank, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ida Melank Serbia/Australia
Branko Modraković, Bosnia and Herzegovina/USA
Edita Gazibara, Bosnia
and Herzegovina
Ranko Novak, Slovenia
Tomato Košir, Slovenia
Suzana Pajović, Montenegro
Zdravko Delibašić, Montenegro
Davor Papić, Bosnia and Herzegovina/Holandia
Una Kreso, Bosnia and
Boštjan Pavletič, Slovenia
Jure Legac, Slovenia
Marko Prokić, Serbia
Jelena Atanasovski, Serbia
Branimir Sabljić, Croatia
Krešimir Stanić, Croatia
Zlatka Salopek, Croatia
Babushke Marija Juza, Tina Bauer, Goga Pavlek,
Dejan Slavuljica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sead Šabanovic, Bosnia and
Vladan Srdić, Serbia
Branislav Milošević, Serbia
Slavimir Stojanović Futro, Serbia
Borko Nerić, Serbia
Vanja Vikalo, Montenegro
Mihailo Kalabić, Serbia
Milena Vučković, Serbia
Miloš Kovačević Serbia
Miodrag Štrika Spasojević, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Zlatan Karadža, Bosnia
and Herzegovina
Laze Tripkov, Macedonia
Katerina Nikolovska, Macedonia
Borut Vild, Slovenia/Serbia
Bratislav Milenković, Serbia
Adela Zejnilović, Montenegro
Snežana Pupović, Montenegro
Amra Zulfikarpašić, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Goran Lizdek, Bosnia and
Dobrosav Bob Živković, Serbia
Ana Petrović, Serbia

Part of this exhibition is work of students of:
Academy of Fine Arts Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Academy of Art Novi Sad, Serbia
Faculty of Arts, Cetinje, Montenegro
Department of Art and Design of Missouri State University, USA

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