november 10: theatre poster prize 05
10 Nov 2005

Presentation of the nominees, followed by the award of the Theatre Poster Prize 05.
Graphic designer Cornel Windlin closes off the evening with a lecture. The Bekijk ’t Jongeren Theatre Poster Prize 05 will also be awarded this evening.

Thursday, November 10:
Theatre Poster Prize 05
Awards ceremony
Begins 8:00 p.m. - to 10:00 p.m.
Free admission
Reservations via desk@stedelijk.nl (you will receive a reply only in case of overbooking)

The Theatre Poster Prize 05, the fourteenth in this series of awards from the Dutch Theatre Institute, will be presented to the designer of the best poster from this last theatre season. The winner will receive € 2500 and a years subscription to the design journal ITEMS. But first the twelve posters nominated, and their designers, will be presented by the jury of professionals who selected them from the 595 posters submitted. The posters must intrigue the viewer, have communicative value, and show artistic vision. A youth jury will also reveal the winner of the Bekijk ’t Jongeren Theatre Poster Prize 05, who will receive € 500. This will be the fourth time the prize has been awarded. This prize was conceived to involve young people in theatre, and call attention to their ideas on the design of theatre posters.

The professional jury for 2005 consists of chairperson Benien van Berkel (head of Communications & Marketing, Holland Festival), Mechtild Prins (director), Hugues Bookraad (writer and lecturer in visual rhetoric, St. Joost Academy, Breda), Carolien Glazenburg (Curator, Graphic Design, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam) and Joost Swarte (designer).

The evening will be closed by the Swiss graphic designer Cornel Windlin (b. 1964), who will present his views on the phenomenon of the theatre poster. He has received many prizes for his poster and book designs. Windlin studied graphic design and visual communications at the Schüle für Gestaltung in Lucerne. In 1988 he moved to London, where, among other things, he was director of The Face, and later art director of TATE ETC. magazine, for whom he still does work today. In 1993 he returned to Switzerland to set up his own design studio in Zurich. In addition to the Tate Museum in London, among the other important clients of his studio are the Kunsthaus, the Museum für Gestaltung and the Schauspielhaus in Zurich, VITRA, Mitsubishi, and the Japanese Parco department stores. Windlin is co-founder of LINETO, and has taught in countries world-wide.

All the information on the Theatre Poster Prize 05 can be found on www.tin.nl

SMCS on 11
SMCS on 11 is the programme of lectures, discussions, film and video presentations by Stedelijk Museum CS. The ‘11’ refers to the 11th storey of the Post CS Building, where most of the activities are held.