Poster Annual Submission Spotlight: Romanian Designers

Screen Shot 2014-02-06 at 12.45.10 PMLeft: Titus Andronicus | Right: CRUD | Designer: Ovidiu Hrin

Romanian Designer Ovidiu Hrin – CRUD

Romanian Designer Ovidiu Hrin is a consistent Graphis winnerOther Romanian Designers from previous poster and design annuals include Lavinia Veres, a Gold winner in the Poster Annual 2013Octavian Horvath, a Gold winner in the Poster Annual 2012Ciprian Bădălan, a Silver winner in the Design Annual 2014Cristian Petre, a Silver winner in the Design Annual 2014, and Christian ‘Kit’ Paul, a Gold winner in the Design Annual 2012.

Screen Shot 2014-02-06 at 2.45.58 PMTitle: The Romanian Antheneum Photographer: David Leventi | Photography Annual 2009

In Romanian, CRUD is known to mean raw, still under development, unpolished, young and fresh. This translation of “CRUD” is an apt title for Romanian designer Ovidiu Hrin’s recent submission to this year’s Poster Annual 2015. The poster was released to promote a concert featuring five new bands. The design encapsulates all that MADE IN TM, an organization that promotes underground music trends, requested: something that appeals to both the established, experienced rock bands and new school bands.

Hrin is a consistent Graphis winner. His work has been featured in the Poster Annual 2012, as well as the Design Annuals 2012 and 2013. To check out more work by Ovidiu Hrin, click here.

Hrin offered advice to students who aspire to work in graphic design, stating that it is a language that students must learn to speak fluently.

“Remember that Graphic Design is a service which works in the interest of other people,” Hrin told Graphis. “Remember that no excuse is admitted after finishing and delivering the work. Once it is out it points right back to you, so respect yourself.”

Screen Shot 2014-02-06 at 2.47.29 PMTitle: Lawyer’s House Wine | Creative Director: Christian ‘Kit’ Paul | Design Annual 2014

The poster competition features the most compelling and influential design of the year. Gold and Platinum awards, along with winning entries will be published in the Poster Annual 2015. Submit your own work to the Poster Annual 2015 competition here.

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