Graphic 20: Poster Issue
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Mass-produced and posted in public places, posters communicate directly with the public. Traditionally they have represented a powerful means of expressing certain values or opinions, but the posters of today are relatively restricted in function, serving for the most part to advertise products, promote sales and publicize events.
Graphic asked twenty-two graphic designers and artists to develop poster designs to express their own social “agenda” to mark the publication's twentieth issue. The resulting posters contain a diverse array of ideas ranging from positions on particular social issues to the mottos that inform the designers’ work. Taken together, they share one common quality—a message that powerfully captures not an economic interest, but the values that they wish to share with the public. Each poster is accompanied by a short commentary by the designer/s.
Contributors include: Åbäke, Alex DeArmond, Anthony Burrill, Bart de Baets & Sandra Kassenaar, Bureau Mirko Borsche, Experimental Jetset, Jin Dallae & Park Woohyuk, Lawrence Weiner, Kimm Kijo, Metahaven, Moon Seungyoung, Pierre Bernard, Paul Sahre, Rumors, Richard Niessen & Esther de Vries, Sulki & Min, Paul Elliman, Workroom Press, Sung Jaehyouk, and Scott King.
Published by Propaganda Press
In Korean and English
22 folded posters, housed in cardstock casing, full color
(case) 9 × 12 inches; (individual posters, unfolded) 35 × 23.5 inches inches