8th GRAPHIC STORIES

EXHIBITION

The 8th Annual Conference
on Graphic Design & Visual Communication
is on its way!

The exhibition inauguration of the 6th International Poster Contest “TOLERANCE”
as well as the Poster Awards Ceremony and the Interactive Installation will all take place on Friday 18th, March 2022.

6TH INTERNATIONAL POSTER CONTEST

PRESS RELEASE

TOLERANCE
Poster Exhibition of the 50 distinguished artworks
from the 6th International Poster Contest by Graphic Stories

Exhibition Duration: 1831 March
Venue: Frederick University

NEW RECORD!
The poster contest was attented by 1420 designers, from 45 countries!

The Creative Idea

Since the era of the European Enlightenment, tolerance has emerged as a necessary feature for the harmonious coexistence of people and is a consequence of the anthropocentric ideas of freedom, democracy, equality, equity, and the timeless struggles to eliminate all forms of discrimination, social, racial, nationalist, for the freedom of speech and thought. Tolerance is about our willingness to allow people to think, express and act even in ways that we do not agree with. Tolerance for everything different, for different thoughts or ideas, has as its goal the creative approach and progress, both individually and collectively. Tolerance is the springboard for a society free of bigotry, intolerance, racism, nationalism and all forms of discrimination and social inequality. It is at the same time the cornerstone of cultivating mutual respect and solidarity, cooperation and consensus and the antidote to marginalization and social exclusion.

The participants in the competition were invited to visualize their thoughts, ideas, and concerns regarding the theme of the competition which is: “Tolerance”. The posters created highlighted the fact that tolerance is an important moral virtue that inspires not only respect for and acceptance of diversity, but also an attitude of life that can contribute to both individual happiness and well-being, as well as in the harmonious and peaceful coexistence of all the people on Earth.

The Distinguished Poster Entries

The 50 distinguished posters of the contest were created by  the following designers:

Abdulkerim Turkaya [TUR], Afsaneh Rezaei [IRN], Agnes Petrucz [ROU], Ana Paula Huerta [MXC], Andreas Papandreou [CY], Andria Nicolaou [CY], Anna Black [UKR], Antreas Kleanthous [CY], Antreas Morphis [CY], Ardi Chandr [INA], Christaleni Iakovou [CY], Dominik Jakubowski [POL], Elizaveta Suevalova [RUS], Felicity Hadjicosti [CY], Francesco Mazzenga [IT], Garibay Pedraza Yolanda [MXC], George Koursoumbas [CY], Gholamreza Saffari [IRN], Hossein Abdi [IRN], Irene Daskalaki [GR], James Skafidas [GR], Jiajun Wen [CHN], Jianen He [CHN], Junfeng Zhang [USA], Klitos Hatziklitou [CY], Konstantinos Kontargyris [CY], Kyriaki Charalampous [CY], Luis Antonio Rivera Rodríguez [MXC], Maria Eletta Baroni [IT], Maria Matsoukaridi [CY], Marilena Christodoulides [CY], Marlena Buczek Smith [USA], Merilyn Sepp [EST], Milena Valnarova [BUL], Pablo Matías Gutierrez [ARG], Rosana Krsteva [NM], Sara Popović [SCG], Terlan Haci-Shamiyev [AZE], Tomaso Marcolla [IT], Tomasz Czyżkowski [POL], Ulises Ortiz Castillo [MXC], Victoras Matzentides [CY], Yaling Zhuang [CHN], Yaser Ghader & Sheyda Fallahi [IRN], Yianna Christophorou [CY], Yiqi Li [CHN], Yognhui Zhang [CHN], Yuqi Zhao [CHN].

The exhibtion will also host 17 posters by professional visual communication designers that were invited for the cause [in alphabetical order]:

Adria Nabekle [SWE] & Jenni Bulgarelli [IT], Aggeliki Athanasiadi [CY], Amir Hosseinzadeh [IRN], Andreas Brandus [GR], Andreas Panayi [CY], Christos Gregoriades [CY], Costas Mantzalos [CY], Irene Karotsi [GR], Kostas Kanellopoulos [GR], Miltos Karras [CY], Ortiz Andrea [Spain], Rafael Englezos [CY], Sergio Naranjo [Spain], Sha Feng [CHN], Tasos Anastasiades [CY], Valentinos Scriban [CY], Yossi Lemel [ISR].

The T O L E R A N C E exhibition will travel to Spain and Greece.

Barcelona, April 2022: Sala polivalent del Col·legi Oficial de Disseny Gràfic de Catalunya.
Thessaloniki, July 2022: In the context of the 8th International Conference on Typography & Visual Communication, ICTVC.

 

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