The international Cyprus Poster Triennial (CPT) is to be a nonprofit institution that aims to promote and disseminate knowledge and creativity in the field of graphic design by focusing on the poster as a major medium of visual communication. From the early printing of broadsides in the beginning of the 19th century to the present day of the digital era, posters have been influential not only as vehicles that provide information but also as tools responsible for social change, developing awareness on crucial issues, dissemination of revolutionary or political ideas and propaganda.
The aspiration of the Cyprus Poster Triennial (CPT) is to establish a graphic design event in the Mediterranean at a place that, on the one hand, can function as a bridge between East and West, and on the other, can bring together designers from all over the world with a variety of perspectives to meet and celebrate the wondrous power of the graphic poster. We welcome poster submissions from any part of the world, as long as they do not include offensive material in respect of any ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or physical condition. Participation in the Triennial is open to all talent, emerging or established, and does not require any submission fees, as the entire venture will depend exclusively on voluntary work and sponsorship. Evripides Zantides, Omiros Panayides and Savvas Xinaris, visionaries and founders of the Cyprus Poster Triennial.
THEMATIC AREAS-CALL 2018
A. Borders (Cracks of Vanity and Cracks of Unity)
B. Multilingual Posters
C. Visualising the Nation and Place-branding Posters
D. Posters negotiating the Art of the Spectacle
E. The Non-Type Poster
F. The Cypriot Dialects
ANNOUNCEMENT-CALL: JULY 2018
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: 30TH OF DECEMBER 2018 14TH OF JANUARY 2019
EVALUATION PROCESS: JANUARY 2019
ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION BY 31ST OF MARCH 2019
SUBMISSION OF WORK BY 31ST OF MAY 2019
OPENING CPT 2019: 01ST OF JULY 2019
EXHIBITION DURATION: 01ST-31ST JULY 2019