On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated in Sarajevo, an event often considered the powder keg that plunged the globe into the First World War. One century later, ADC Hall of Fame laureate (1995) Paul Davis served as the keynote speaker at last night’s opening ceremonies of Sarajevo100, a festival poster and multimedia art that honors the anniversary — in a spirit of peace and cultural dialogue.
Sarajevo100 features over 250 submissions from acclaimed and emerging graphic designers from nearly 40 countries and five continents. These include works by Davis himself, as well as fellow Hall of Fame laureate (1979) Milton Glaser, who teamed with legendary designer Mirko Ilić. The exhibition also includes a motion graphic entry by Barcelona-based CROWD STUDIO, who also designed the branding for ADC’s own Festival in Miami Beach this past spring.
The exhibition will be on display at the Sarajevo City Gallery Collegium Artisticum from now until July 3rd, before moving to the Vila Mediterranee in Marseille later that month. ADC’s Mexican fans will be able to catch the exhibition as part of the 13th International Poster Biennial in Mexico this fall, and our Russian friends can experience it at the 11th Golden Bee in Moscow. Finally, Sarajevo100 wraps up at the Missouri State University Department of Art and Design galleries in October.