30 June 2011
The Harrington College of Design, in collaboration with the Chicago International Poster Biennial Association, will host the 2nd Chicago International Poster Biennial Exhibition from July 11-28. The exhibit will feature 185 posters from around the world, including gold and silver medal winners, winners of certificates for typographic excellence and handmade posters, and finalists in the student competition.
30 May 2010
The CIPBA and STA, along with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, are honored to present a lecture by Takashi Akiyama. Professor Akiyama teaches design at Tama Art University, and he is the director of the Takashi Akiyama Poster Museum in Nagaoka, Japan. His signature style is recognized worldwide as a powerful blend of energy, humor and social commentary. For decades, his work has been lauded by the world’s most important international competitions, including a gold medal in the 1986 Warsaw Bieniale. Professor Akiyama will present the illustrated posters of Japan, posters of the Chinese cultural revolution, and his own work. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to meet a master.
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Sunday, May 30, 3-5 PM
29 May 2010
Saturday, May 29th from 6-9 PM
28 May 2010
Friday, May 28th from 6-8 PM
23 May 2010
Thanks to the inspiring work of our seven international masters, who will serve on the jury of the 2nd Chicago International Poster Biennial, as well as the talents of designer and dress maker Miki Shim, Photographer Erika Dufour, and jewelry artist Nancy Essex, the 2010 version of the Biennial Jury Exhibition will really come alive on May 29th. Gliding through the exhibition space that evening will be seven lovely ladies wearing dresses made from fabric printed with the iconic works of our jury members. In order to have a chance to win or purchase one of these amazing, wearable works of art (signed by the artist), you will need to be in attendance. Register online through the website of one of our official partners, the Society of Typographic Arts. We’ll see you at the exhibition!
26 March 2010
In 2010, the CIPBA will hold its first student poster competition, based on a given theme. Students have two months to design and submit their posters on the theme of “Transportation: Crucial Issues.” A detailed design brief, criteria, and an online submission tool can be found on this website. The student entries must be sent as digital files (no printed copies should be sent to the CIPB office), and the jury will select finalists from all entries to take part in the 2010 Biennial exhibition this summer. One student will receive a medal and certificate for the best poster, as determined by the international jury.
18 March 2010
The jury of the 2010 Chicago International Poster Biennial will convene in Chicago during the weekend of May 27 - 30. Judging of the professional and student competitions will take place in the landmark Louis Sullivan-designed building on State Street, which houses the Sullivan Gallery and North Gallery for SAIC.
20 February 2010
Designer Paula Scher, President of the 2010 Chicago International Poster Biennial jury, has designed the official poster of the Second CIPB. Featuring an op-art rendition of the number two, the work is a continuation of Scher’s playful exploration of typographic form as image. The poster will be published for distribution at CIPBA events, and it will become the central image in an extended identity program for the Biennial.
01 February 2010
Chicago is widely known as a clean, contemporary American city. Visitors travel here for the music, architecture, lakefront parks and gardens, museums, and cuisine. But unlike cities throughout Europe, Asia, and South America, posters (the “art of the streets”) are, in large part, absent. For this reason, in 2008, the first Chicago International Poster Biennial featured an exhibition of finalist posters that was truly unique in the world of Biennial exhibitions. It was held outdoors. Placed on large tubes that echoed the historic “colonnes Morris” that were first placed in Paris in 1850, the posters of the 1st Chicago Biennial reached out to engage a public hungry for the kind of communication artistry practiced in many other parts of the world. Moving forward, the CIPB is dedicated to continuing to bring this stunning work to the broader public.
01 October 2009