The "Nouveau Salon des Cent" portfolio
consists of a hundred posters created by one hundred of the best graphic designers
of our 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 his death, 1901-2001. Initiated
by the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum Partners' Club. In cooperation with the Toulouse-Lautrec
Museum of Albi. The 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 - Kan Tai-Keung
Born 1942 in China, he moved to Hong
Kong in 1957.
After spending ten years as apprentice and tailor, he took
up design studies in applied design course at the Department of Extramural Studies,
Chinese University of Hong Kong. From 1967, Kan started his career as designer,
the awards he received had brought him to immediate prominence. In 1976, he founded
his own design company.
Kan has received numerous awards in both Hong Kong
and international competitions. Among them include numerous awards in Creativity
Show, New York; Best Design Corporate Identity, Asian Advertising Award; Gold
Award, International Art Competition, Los Angeles; CLIO Award, Finalist Certificates,
New York; Best work in 'Applied Typography 6' Yearbook, Japan; Gold Award in Mercury
Award, New York; numerous CA Awards, New York; 1st Prize in the 1st International
Computer Art Biennale in Rzeszaw, Poland;
in Hong Kong, he was the first
designer elected as one of the 'Ten Outstanding Young Persons'; the only designer
to receive the Urban Council Design Grand Award (Best Designer of the Exhibition);
Artist of the Year Award - Designer of the Year, 'Men of the Nineties', Outstanding
Achievements Award, Honour of Bronze Bauhinia Star in Outstanding Artists and
Designers of the 20th Century.
Kan's accomplishments have earned him international
publicity through exposures in prominent publications such as the special features
in IDEA magazine, Creation magazine, Ryuko Tsushin magazine and Morisawa Ouarterly,
Japan; Graphis, Switzerland; NOVUM, Germany; and Communication Arts, U.S.A., etc.
He was the only Chinese selected by Japan's prestigious design magazine IDEA as
one of the 100 World's Graphic Designers; and is the first Chinese to be included
in Who's Who in Graphic Design of Switzerland. He also has design work collections
in Staatliches Museum of Munchen in Germany; Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg;
Museum of Decorative Art in Denmark; University of Connecticut and the Union des
Arts Decoratifs in Paris, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Suntory Design Museum and
Ogaki Poster Museum in Japan.
Kan takes an active role in educating and
promoting art and design as a profession. He lectures frequently in Hong Kong
and overseas institutions, acting as advisors for associations and adjudicates
at competitions. He is now the Fellow Member of Hong Kong Designers Association,
Fellow Member of the Chartered Society of Designers, Honorary Ambassador of International
Trademark Center, Belgium; Member of Alliance Graphique Internationale; Vice-Editor
for Chinese Design Yearbook, China; Guest Professor of Central Institute of Fine
Arts, Beijing; Guest Professor of Wuxi University of Light Industry, School of
Design; Advisor of Leisure & Cultural Services and Honorary Advisor of Hong
Kong Museum of Art. Kan has written eight books on design principles. He currently
editing a series of books on 'Graphic Design in China'. His significance and influential
role has won him a distinctive position in the design world.