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International Poster Competition Graphisme dans la rue 2008

For the past 15 years, the annual event known as “Graphisme dans la rue” (“Graphics in the Streets”) has been inviting graphic artists to create large-format posters then posting the works on billboards throughout the town of Fontenay-sous-Bois. For this 16th edition of the poster competition, international this year, they are calling for submissions from all professional graphic artists. Fontenay proposes using the poster as a means of reflection on the theme of “the city”, raising questions as concerned citizens, and emphasizing universal values.

Previously commissioned or previously published works cannot be submitted – only new and original author’s works are eligible. The posters must be format 60 cm x 80 cm, horizontal. The posters can be the work of a single artist or a group. The winners will have their images edited in silkscreen, format 120 cm x 160 cm and posted on billboards throughout the city of Fontenaysous- Bois. Each winner will receive the sum of 1500 euros and 20 examples of their silkscreened image.

Deadline: March 10, 2008

Competition Regulation gdr08regulation.pdf
Entry Form gdr08entry.pdf



For the past 19 years, the town of Fontenay-sous-Bois (a “banlieue”, or suburb, east of Paris) has been providing art spaces for artists of all disciplines and nationalities. At the center of this action is a showcase for contemporary art: the galeru.

Situated among the small shops in the heart of the old town center, this gallery in a former shoe repair shop has for the past 7 years been putting on an average of 8 highly varied site-specific shows a year, in which the artists’ work takes the space and surroundings into account, each time creating a new surprise for passers-by and inhabitants alike.

A space for research where each work/creation is confronted with an audience that hasn’t asked for anything.

Source: la galeru


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