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AwardJoseph Binder Award


International competition for Graphic Design & Illustration

The Joseph Binder Award is an international competition with a focus on graphic design and illustration. The 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.

International jury 2022
Gerd & Barbara Baumann, Communication Designer, Germany
Anna Fahrmaier & Michael Hochleitner, Graphic Designer, Austria
Steven Heller, Author & Design Historian, USA
Mirko Ilić, Graphic Designer & Illustrator, USA
Jiří Karásek, Production Designer & Art Director, Czech Republic
Reka Kiraly, Illustrator, Finland
Torsten Meyer-Bogya, Communication Designer, Germany
Lena Pianovska, Graphic Designer, Poland
Camille Sauthier, Communication Designer, Switzerland
Claudia Siebenweiber, Communication Designer, Germany
Marlies Visser, Illustrator, Netherlands
Jesper von Wieding, Strategic Creative Director, 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 and afterwards as travelling exhibition in several European cities.

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