- 26th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno 2014
- Graphic Design, Education & Schools
The Director of the 26th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno 2014 has nominated the International Jury as follows: Maki Suzuki (representing studio ), , .
Jan Press, director of the Moravian Gallery in Brno and of the Brno Biennial, Tomáš Celizna, Adam Macháček and Radim Peško, external curators of this Biennial, and Marta Sylvestrová, head of the Graphic Design Department of the Moravian Gallery in Brno, were also present at the jury deliberations.
The International Jury consisting of three members commenced its deliberations on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 at 9:30 am. Barbara Steiner was elected as the chair of the Jury. The jury completed its deliberations on Wednesday, June 18, 2012 at 8:30 pm.
The International Exhibition comprises a total of ca. 400 exhibits by 226 designers and creative teams from 24 countries. The International Jury examined the works on display at the Museum of Applied Arts of the Moravian Gallery in Brno, Czech Republic. The highest quantity of works were submitted from the Czech Republic and The Netherlands (39 designers and creative teams), Germany (32) and Switzerland (28).
Having thoroughly examined and discussed all the submitted works the Jury awarded the prizes based on their expert assessment of artistic and functional qualities of the exhibited works.
This year’s subject of the Biennial is school/education, and the main competition features exclusively students work. The Jury members responded in their criteria to this situation by questioning the nature of the awards, i.e. that the Grand Prix is the consecration of an outstanding design position, a rich body of work. In the opinion of the Jury, the Grand Prix honours the designers’ achievements in a long-term perspective, while with student’s work future achievements are in the focus. Therefore, the Jury decided not to award the Grand Prix of the Brno Biennial 2014.
Daisuke Kashiwa (JP)
The prize goes to Daisuke Kashiwa for an outstanding total work of a series of books containing over 1,000 paintings and drawings he executed over his studies which were also used for a series of posters.
Pavla Nešverová (CZ)
The Czech Centres Award goes to Pavla Nešverová from the Czech Republic. The jury was attracted by her interdisciplinary approach that meanders between music, visual arts and design.
Emma Olanders (SE)
The international Jury Award goes to Emma Olanders from Sweden. Olanders submitted seven catalogues/books and two short videos. The jury was impressed by her interest in setting various visual languages/aesthetics in relation to one another (from commercials, ads, fanzines, campaigns, through the branding languages of cosmetics to Wikileaks and arts).
Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem (NL)
The honorary prize goes to the Werkplaats Typografie through the works of Anna Haas, Corina Neuenschwander, Goda Budvytytė a Ines Cox.
Aleš Najbrt (CZ)
Brno Biennial Award for an outstanding contribution to graphic design awards Organizing Committee of the Brno Biennial since 2008. The first laureate was Prof. Jan Solpera, in 2010 was awarded prof. Rostislav Vaněk. In 2012 received the Award Zdeněk Ziegler and this year laureate of the Award is Aleš Najbrt.