This Annual presents award-winning work from some of the most talented Poster Designers in the industry. This year's international array of Platinum winners includes IF Studio, Atelier. Jisuke., ARSONAL, Chikako Oguma, hufax arts / China University of Technology, Melchior Imboden, Chiii Design Ltd., Thirst, Chemi Montes Design, and STUDIO INTERNATIONAL.
Graphis awarded nearly 500 winners. Platinum and Gold Award Winners receive full-page presentations of their work, and Silver and Merit Winners are also presented. Q&As and work from five Graphis Award-winning judges who scored and provided insights on this year’s entries are also featured: Hoon-Dong Chung of Dankook University, Joâo Machado of Joâo Machado Design, Jisuke Matsuda of Atelier. Jisuke, Kari Piippo of Kari Piippo Oy, and John Peed of Cold Open. Also featured is a Q&A with Carolien Glazenburg, Curator of Graphic Design at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in the Netherlands, along with photos of the Museum's favorite posters and exhibitions.
Platinum and Gold Winners describe the assignments, their approaches to the problems, and the results of their work, which give insight into their creative processes.
B. Martin Pedersen, CEO, Publisher, Designer, and Editorial Director at Graphis, is distinguished within the design industry for his sophisticated and enduring design sensibilities.
Under his leadership, Graphis organizes highly reputable international juried award competitions spanning the areas of Design, Advertising, Photography, Illustration, and New Talent. These competitions serve to discover, acknowledge and promote exceptional talent globally. Moreover, Mr. Pedersen is renowned for producing some of the highest-quality books in the design industry.
His contributions to the field have been recognized extensively with high-profile honors and awards. Among these are numerous commendations from the AIGA, Art Directors Club, and Type Directors Club. He has been conferred the inaugural Herb Lubalin Award for Excellence in Editorial Design by the Society of Publication Designers, the National Magazine Award for the Best Designed Magazine of the Year by Columbia University, and the AIGA Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Design.
Furthermore, Mr. Pedersen has had the distinction of being inducted into the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame. He also holds the status of a member in the prestigious Alliance Graphique International (AGI). B. Martin Pedersen's portfolio and work represent a remarkable testament to his profound impact on the design industry.