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 - Jan van Toorn
van Toorn -Tiel, The Netherlands, 1932- lives and works in Amsterdam.
He studied at the Institute of Arts and Crafts, Amsterdam and has
been a designer since 1957.
The emotional charge in Jan van Toorn's designs stems from his
interest in investigating visual meaning and the social role of
visual communication as opposed to purely practical and aesthetic
requirements. His radical teaching and practice were highly influential
on the younger generation of Dutch designers. He taught for many
years graphic design and visual communication at various academies
and universities in the Netherlands an abroad, including Gerrit
Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Technical University, Eindhoven
(architecture department) and Rijksacademie in Amsterdam. From
1991 until 1998 he was director of the Jan van Eyck Akademie Maastricht,
transforming it into an international postgraduate centre of fine
art, design and theory. He his a visiting professor in the graduate
programme of Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA. In
1997 he organised 'Design beyond design, critical reflection and
the practice of visual communication', a conference devoted to
the discrepancy between the sociocultural and symbolic reality
of the information-economy.
He is a member of the advisory board of Design Issues and Visible
Language. Jan van Toorn is the first recipient of the Piet Zwart
Prize, 1985. His work is in the collection of: Stedelijk museum,
Amsterdam, Museum of Modern ART, New York, Centre Georges Pompidou
(CCI), Paris, and Bibliotheque nationale de France, Paris. He is
a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI).