Cooling Down and Masking Up: Four New Poster Annual 2022 Entries

The newest entries from our Poster Annual 2022 competition celebrate yoga, architecture, flowers, and much more!

CURIOUS is a strategic design agency located in London that focuses on brand identity and graphic and web design, as well as other forms of communication. They pride themselves on their curiosity: “It’s the discovery of something different, unexpected, or completely new that can launch or reposition a brand.” Their entry “Fierce Grace Poster Series” (above, left) is a promotional campaign for the yoga studio Fierce Grace and features intimate black and white images of different bodies. The word “transformation” follows the curve of a photographed back, indicating that anybody can transform themself at the studio. This campaign successfully establishes Fierce Grace without using the typical head bowing and posed photos for branding and shows that the studio, and yoga, are the real deal. 

Brazilian designer Marcos Minini studied visual communication at the Federal University of Paraná. His work has been featured in many biennials, and he was the founder of the Paraná Creation Club and Prodesign PR (Association of PR Designers). He currently teaches design at RedHook School of Creativity and creates posters at his firm Marcos Minini Design. “Great Architects” (above, right) celebrates the world’s great architects and was created for MON, an architectural firm. This poster overlays multiple colors with images of Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, known as Le Corbusier, and his architectural work. Most notably, sketches of Le Corbusier’s blueprints pop out in white with a sort of collage style to indicate the range of Le Corbusier’s skills. 

Soyeon Kwon is a current MFA student at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She’s has won many design awards, including a 2020 UX Design Award, an STA 100 Award, and a Gold Award from Graphis in our Poster Annual 2020. Her entry “Four Seasons Festival” (above, left) was created for the Smith Botanical Garden in Northampton, Massachusetts, and their yearly spring festival. This piece features many brightly colored tulips, overlaid with the words “Tulip Time” in neon green. The pastel colors are an ode to spring, celebrating the time of the year when it’s finally warm enough for flowers! Kwon’s poster is fun, bubbly, and a perfect representation of the joys spring brings us.

Designer Gustavo Sobral received a degree in fine arts from the State University of Campinas, and has worked with major brands such as Toyota, P&G, and Gatorade. His poster “Keep Florida Open – Poster Series” (above, right) was designed for Keep Florida Open, a campaign that calls for businesses, tourists, and residents to adhere to COVID safety guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The featured poster includes a cartoon figure diving off the page. In block pink typography is “Wear A Mask,” with the diver cleverly wearing a snorkeling mask. Sobral’s poster series emphasizes that we can resume the activities we love soon enough, but only if we all collectively take precautions today. 

Like what you see here? Check out more entries to our Poster Annual 2022 Competition here. Submit your poster by March 2nd!

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