Sarajevo 100

place: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
The legendary NYC graphic designer Paul Davis has recently opened the Sarajevo 100 poster exhibition at the Sarajevo Collegium Artisticum gallery. The project marks the 100 years since the beginning of World War I and strives to contribute to a more positive image of Sarajevo in the context of European cultural and historic heritage.

Croatian designers Ivan Dorogy, Nikola Đurek, Izvorka Jurić, Boris Ljubičić and Bruketa&Žinić accepted the invitation to participate. They were also able to invite young designers of their choice so Babushke, Matea Brkić, Matea Bronić, Marko Hrastovec and Nebojša Cvetković joined the project as well.

Sarajevo 100 is an international project initiated by the Association of Applied Artists and Designers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Academy of Fine Arts Sarajevo, and the Department of Art and Design of Missouri State University, Springfield, USA. It includes over 250 posters and multimedia works by designers from 37 countries and five continents.

Some of the worlds most prominent designers joined the project as well such as Jonathan Barnbrook, Paul Davis, Milton Glaser, Mirko Ilić, Takashi Akiyama and many others.
The encounter of visual cultures, generations and the exchange of ideas is a symbolic representation of the Sarajevo spirit, said Amra Zulfikarpašić, the projects main coordinator.
After Sarajevo, the exhibition will travel to the Vila Mediterranee in Marseille, the 13th International Poster Biennial in Mexico and the 11th Golden Bee, Moscow, Russia, as well as to the MSU Department of Art and Design galleries, Springfield, USA.

(Source: Bruketa & Žinić)

(D.H., 04.07.2014)