Graphic Design Festival Paris has commissioned a series of 19 posters around the theme of Creative Sport, to be displayed around Paris, London and New York until 22 February 2017. The series has been curated by French graphic design studios Stéréo Buro and Frenchfourch, who in turn invited 19 international graphic designers to submit work. According to the curators, these are “graphic designers and illustrators who take formal risks, who wish to challenge institutional conformity by moving beyond the frame”.
Among those taking part are Berlin studio Hort, whose designer Chris Harnan created artwork that explores “the aesthetic and attitude of sports advertising and posters, and tries to create some kind of antithesis,” he explains. “What would normally try to inspire seriousness, aggression and competition, inspires the extreme opposite: doing your best and taking part.”
London studio Julia, French designer Paul Loubet, Hungarian designer Tamás Al, Amsterdam-based Marta Veludo and one of our Ones to Watch, Spassky Fischer, also contributed works that depict the energy of sport in eclectic ways.
Also featured are Raphael Garnier, Horstaxes, Super-Structure, Lomé Lu, Studio Jimbo, Pol-Edouard, Pierre Vanni, Jérémy Piningre, Geriko, Adrien Frégosi, The Rodina, Twice and Sera Yong.
They will be shown on 1600 JCDecaux screens around the three cities, as well as being displayed in the Palais-Royal, Paris and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs from 24 January – 5 February, as part of a programme of events for the festival.