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The Department of Graphic Design at SWPS University in Wrocław is announcing a graphic design challenge “People Against COVID-19”. The challenge provides an opportunity for artists, designers, and anyone to support the #StayHome and #socialdistancing campaigns and also bring a bit of hope and cheer during this difficult time. Submission deadline is April 30, 2020.

The competition is open to everyone.

 

Design Challenge in Challenging Times

Posters have the power to make people reflect on events, bring their attention to important issues, educate, instill socially relevant knowledge or unsettle people to make them notice some issues. The history of poster art, especially in the recent years, indicates that graphic design can integrate or polarize big social groups. Community building by means of various tools is especially important during difficult times.

Best projects of the “People Against COVID-19”competition will be presented at SWPS University’s Graphic Design Gallery and on the graphic design study program webpage at grafika.swps.pl

Competition Rules

Please submit your projects, including the first and last name of the artist or artists and title of the project to gwroclaw@swps.edu.pl, by April 30, 2020.

Submission requirements:

  • Size: b1 (100x70 cm)
  • Format: .pdf or .jpg
  • Technique: of your choice
  • Eligibility: anyone can participate in the challenge

Looking forward to receiving your projects. Good luck! :)

More information (in Polish) is available on the Graphic Design webpage and on Facebook.

Jury of the Competition

 

michael fleischer

 

 

Professor Michael Fleischer – Head of the Department of Graphic Design at SWPS University. Communication expert. In his academic work he focuses on disciplines and competencies that enable better understanding and harmonious shaping of surrounding reality. He is especially interested in the systems theory, constructivism and cognitive linguistics. In his research, he concentrates on analyzing problems related to social communication, the latest design trends, social functions of advertising and design, inter-cultural communication, and the role of science in social contexts. He is Editor in Chief of the Communication Design Magazine and a book series Projektowanie Komunikacji (Communication Design).

michal jakubowicz

 

 

Assistant Professor Michał Jakubowicz – Visual artist and researcher of media communication. Assistant Professor at the Department of Graphic Design at SWPS University in Wrocław. His professional focus is on the theory and practice of visual art as a way of reflecting on culture and communication. Since 2014, he has been working on the subPark project that involves photography of public art in parks that were destroyed by natural disasters. He examines the contribution of art to the reinterpretation of cultural heritage, processes of appropriation, assimilation, and inclusion of nature’s communicative role into social discourse. He combines abstract and documentary imagery with social reflection. Since 2019, he has been managing the Graphic Design Gallery of SWPS University.

michael fleischer

 

 

Assistant Professor Mariusz Wszołek – Communication expert. Vice-Director of the Institute of Design at SWPS University, Assistant Professor at the Department of Graphic Design at SWPS University in Wrocław. Professionally, he is interested in theory and practice of design communication and, in particular, in inclusive, participatory and sustainable approach to design. Editor of Manual and Communication Design series of publications. Author of books and articles on advertising, design process and sustainable design. Additionally, he designs and consults on strategy, corporate image, and communication policies for companies and institutions. His clients include NEONET, PDG, Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MNiSW), and the University of Wrocław. Blogger: na—magazynie.

 

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