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Reflect | Graphic Design Festival Breda 2014 Poster Project

Graphic Design Festival Breda (GDFB) is inviting all graphic designers to become part of Reflect, the Festival’s 2014 Poster Project and an exhibition competition. The project is is fully open to participation by seniors, startups, students and autodidacts.

A selection of 50 entries will be shown during the festival as part of an international outdoor exhibition in the city center of Breda, in the Netherlands.

For the Reflect project, graphic designers are challenged to contribute to the creation of transparent, sustainable and honest concepts for the future on several subjects, as noted in the Project brief on the official website.

Graphic designers connect ideas, information and people. This is a great responsibility in a world where image affects people’s behaviour and opinions. Using the maker revolution, financial crisis and social media uprising as an inspiration we can create transparent, sustainable and honest concepts for the future. As a designer you can contribute to this process by visually reviewing, researching, reflecting and reconnecting to political, economical, ecologic and social challenges. We ask you to display a personal way of handling these contemporary challenges and share this with a wide audience.

You’re free to choose a subject, but we challenge you to take on one of these attitudes:

  • Poet
    You add a personal touch to everyday reality. Your visualization triggers the viewer’s imagination.
  • Journalist
    You reflect on news creating a compact and comprehensible context for today’s topics.
  • Scientist
    You dissect complex systems to create a transparent view on our environment.
  • Agitator
    You provoke public debate shaping the viewer’s personal opinion.

The fourth edition of the biennial Graphic Design Festival Breda (GDFB) will be held from 17 to 27 April 2014. The festival explores current developments in the field of graphic visual culture and presents it in the historic center of Breda. In a surprising and accessible manner GDFB connects the work of international designers with technological development and social context. The festival inspires and confronts more than 15,000 visitors and 75,000 passers-by with the influence of graphic design on their behavior and opinions.