13th December 2021 – (Hong Kong) The Hong Kong Heritage Museum (HKHM) will hold the exhibition for the “Still & Motion – Hong Kong International Poster Triennial 2021” competition from 15th December. The exhibition will feature 116 entries to the competition from around the world as well as posters designed by four internationally renowned designers who were the competition panel judges, presenting the diverse culture and creativity of graphic designers around the world in still and motion.
The HKHM and the Hong Kong Designers Association have jointly organised the Hong Kong International Poster Triennial (HKIPT) since 2001. Through competitions, exhibitions and symposiums, the event documents and promotes the development of contemporary international poster design. In addition to calling for printed posters from three categories – “Ideology”, “Promotion of Cultural Events” and “Commercial and Advertising” – this is the first year the HKIPT invited designers to submit digital posters with motion features for the “Animated Poster” category. A total of 2,299 entries were submitted from over 50 countries/regions to the competition.
The professional judging panel, which included four internationally renowned designers, namely Mr Bi Xuefeng from Mainland China, Mr Erich Brechbühl from Switzerland, Mr Yukimasa Okumura from Japan and Ms Lisa Pommerenke from Germany, selected 16 distinctive award-winning posters and 100 entries for the exhibition. Also on display are posters created by the judges. The posters featured will become part of the collection of the HKHM.
Addressing the opening ceremony today, the Assistant Director (Heritage and Museums) of Leisure and Cultural Services, Miss Eve Tam, said, “Today technological advances have enabled poster designers to create motion graphics to convey ideas in an innovative and dynamic way. To keep abreast of this new trend, we have added the ‘Animated Poster’ category this year to recognise the achievement of designers who enliven their works with animations. With the augmented reality (AR) app on our smartphone, we can visualise how these animated posters are brought to life by technology and talented minds.” Other officiating guests today included the Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Designers Association, Mr Tryde Leung; the Chairman of the Art Sub-committee of the Museum Advisory Committee, Mr Vincent Lo; and the Museum Director of the HKHM, Ms Fione Lo.
The exhibition will run from 15th December until 28th February next year at the HKHM (1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin).