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Joseph Binder Award 2022

Let's celebrate the creative process: Take part in the international Joseph Binder Award 2022 for graphic design and illustration by 15 May 2022

Joseph Binder Award 2022 – international competition for graphic design and illustration by designaustria.

Graphic designers, illustrators, advertising agencies and students from all over the world are invited to enter their works realized in 2020 and after by 15 May 2022.Joseph Binder Award is held every two years by designaustria. The entries are assessed by an international jury of experts. The design of this year’s call for entries is realized by the graphic designers of the studio HammerAlbrecht from Vienna.

With the motto “Let’s celebrate the creative process” they are bringing Joseph Binder’s visual language into the new digital age!

In each category, Joseph Binder Awards in gold, silver, and bronze will be assigned to worthy projects in the form of trophies: the ball of crumpled paper encased in glass is a symbol for the creative process. In addition, the jury may give away up to three merit awards in each of the graphic design and illustration categories. To support independent, conceptual, or academic projects and non-commercial activities in graphic design and illustration, cash prizes worth a total of 10,000 euros will be awarded to five outstanding projects in the Design Fiction category. Moreover, in this category the Henry Steiner Prize will be awarded to honour a particularly deserving project. All of the entries selected by the jury will be published in a catalogue and an exhibition. The jury may withhold or reallocate awards and money prizes.

The jury members:

Gerd & Barbara Baumann, Communication Designers, Schwäbisch Gmünd/Germany

Xuefeng Bi, Graphic Designer, Shenzhen/China

Anna Fahrmaier, Graphic Designer, Vienna/Austria

Steven Heller, Writer & Design Historian, New York/USA

Jiří Karásek, Production Designer & Art Director, Prague/Czech Republic

Reka Kiraly, Illustrator, Finland

Torsten Meyer-Bogya, Communication Designer, Kiel/Germany

Lena Planovska, Graphic Designer, Warsaw/Poland

Camille Sauthier, Communication Designer, Lausanne/Switzerland

Claudia Siebenweiber, Communication Designer,Munich/Germany

Marlies Visser, Illustrator, Haarlem/Netherlands

Jesper von Wieding, Strategic Creative Director, Copenhagen/Denmark

The winners will be publicly disclosed in November 2022. On this occasion a catalogue will appear containing all of the selected and prize-winning entries and introducing the members of the jury. Furthermore, the award-winning projects will be presented for several weeks in an exhibition at designforum Wien, Vienna/Austria and afterwards as travelling exhibition in several European cities.

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