The "Nouveau Salon des Cent" portfolio consists of a
hundred posters created by one hundred of the best graphic designers
time, from 24 different countries including China, Japan, Mexico,
Brazil, Zimbabwe, the United-States and most of the European countries,
as a tribute to Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, for the Centenary of
death, 1901-2001. Initiated by the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum Partners'
Club. In cooperation with the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum of Albi.
printing was limited to only 380. The posters have been exhibited
in major museums and galleries around the world.
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The Designer - Istvan Orosz
was born in 1951 in Hungary. I was trained as a graphic designer
at the University of Arts and Design in Budapest. After graduation
in 1975 I began to deal with theatre, as a stage designer (sometimes
as an actor as well) and animated film. Later when poster came
to the centre of my interest I also made mainly theatre, movie
and exhibition posters. Under the influence of Eastern-European
democratic changes I drew some political posters as well. I am
a regular participant in the major international biennales of posters
and graphic art (Warsaw, Brno, Lahti, Helsinki, Trnava, Chaumont,
Toyama, Mexico City, Fort Collins) and my works has been shown
in many individual and group exhibitions in Hungary and abroad.
In my design work
I tried to adapt the style and methods of my autonomous works.
I like to use visual paradox and illusionist approaches while
following traditional printing techniques such as woodcutting and
engraving. I also try to renew the technique of anamorphosis. I
am co-founder of D.O.P.P. poster designers group, film director
at the Pannonia Film Studio, member of Hungarian Art Academy and
guest teacher at the University of Arts and Design in Budapest.
I often use OYTI£ (No one) as an artist's pseudonym. It
was the Homeric hero Odysseus, who fought the Cyclops, who had
used this name, and had put out the monster's eye. I imagine that
poster is nothing else but an Odysseus' gesture: some kind of attack
upon the eye.