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2008 Official Biennial Poster
Designer: Yann Legendre

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: FIRST CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL POSTER BIENNIAL

Chicago, United States
While Chicago is well known for its architecture, theatre, fine art, public landscaping, and music scenes, there is a significant lack of applied visual arts in public spaces. By focusing on making this exhibition an outdoor one, we hope to accomplish two important objectives. First, we want posters to be realized as the quintessential public art form, because they engage citizens at street level, requiring an emotional and intellectual response. They also stimulate dialogue and articulation of important issues—social, political, and economic. Secondly, we want to help the City of Chicago craft its international reputation as a proponent of international cooperation and communication—and as a strong civic advocate of design.??

Requirements:
• All entries must be designed and printed between 1 January, 2006 to 1 January 2008.
• Submitted works will not be returned and will be considered the property of the “Chicago International Poster Biennial”.
• Postage and other incidental expenses must be covered by the sender.
• Legal responsibilities and permissions must be covered by sender.
• The submitted work(s) must also include the file(s) on a single CD, which must be able to be operated on Mac or Windows platforms. The technical specifications of files are: A4 size, 350 dpi, and CMYK in TIFF format. Submissions with defective files which cannot be corrected will be refused from the competition. Information on the entry form will be used in exhibition’s catalogue and biennial publications.
• The organizing committee will be entrusted to make decisions for unforeseen events.
Closing Date:
• All entries must be received at the secretariat office of the Biennial address by post before 1 April 2008.

Eligibility:
• Entries must be no smaller than 42×59.4 cm (A2 size) and no larger than 120×180 cm.
• Participants may submit up to three works per artist or group (sets of posters that constitute a single work will be accepted).
• Only printed posters by offset or silkscreen prints are accepted.

Jury:
• John Massey, USA (AGI) (AIGA) – President of the Jury
• Michel Bouvet, France (AGI)
• Shigeo Fukuda, Japan (AGI)
• Alfred Halasa, Canada
• Yann Legendre, France/USA (AIGA)
• Uwe Loesch, Germany, (AGI)
• Luba Lukova, USA
• German Montalvo (AGI)
• Jay Ryan, USA
• Lanny Sommese, USA (AIGA)
• Martin Venezky, USA
• James Victore, USA

Prizes:
• One grand prize in the form of a gold medal
• One silver and one bronze medal will be awarded.

For more information, contact:??

Lance Rutter?
E: lrutter@tanagram.com?
W: www.tanagram.com??

Yann Legendre?
E: yann.legendre@club-internet.fr?
W: www.yannlegendre.com??

125 Halsted St., Suite 400?
Chicago IL 60661-2101?
United States?
T: +1 312 876 3668?
F: +1 312 876 3662?
M: +1 773 263 1218?
W: http://chicagobiennial.org

See more here: Chicago Poster Biennial Proposal.

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