- EXHIBITION AND LAUNCH TO BE ANNOUNCED -
Postering, as an act of resistance, has been much discussed in graphic culture and is considered in oblivion for the youngest generations who turn viral by the likes of their secluded scenes, in the comfort of their own bedrooms. So we ask: what do posters serve for us in this growing digital era? If we love the poster for its communicative strength, then how can this analogue tool bring people together, beyond purely the likes?
Over the years, we have tracked how our consumptions and recreations have increasingly turned to the privacy of our own couches, to a place where our own tablets offer more of a glimpse of the portal into the world that visiting it in person does – and even more so now that social distancing has been implemented to keep us safe at home. With this in mind we wonder if the function of the poster has slowly expired.
The publication will include a conversation by Silvio Lorusso, Max Bruinsma and Freek Lomme and a text by Carol Wells (Centre for the Study of Political Graphics)
8 graphic designers were invited to respond to these questions by designing a poster to be printed on the A2 Riso of Onomatopee in the colors black, yellow, red, blue, white & green. In an edition of 5 that Omnoamtopee will sell during the event.
Onomatopee will print the posters, will put up a show of the posters and will make a digital tour for online purposes. Maybe people can come and visit later on. We will take photos in the show, and make a zine of the project, to be printed on our Riso, and will include some essays to explore more.
We hope to organize a public momentum to talk and drink more and more and more.