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 - Wang Xu
to the poster:
1. the poster is formed by a line of letters (vertical), two 'o'
(one is horizontal and one is vertical), the vertical 'o' does
not show the whole part of the letter, these three elements form
letter 100 and a coffee cup.
2. the idea of the design is: the nature or essence of something
in the world would keep unchanged as time passes by, but its form
could change. Like coffee, coffee is coffee, it remains the same
forever, but the way to drink it or to put the coffee could change,
you can use different cups for putting it. It means Toulouse-Lautrec's
posters last forever. Coffee is popular in France where the master
used to create his posters.
Graduated from the Design Department of Guangzhou Fine Arts College,
Founded Wang Xu & Associates Ltd. in Guangzhou, China.
Some design awards include:
Communication Arts Design Annual, Graphis Poster, Silver medal
and Distinctive award in the 77th New York Art Directors Club Annual
Awards. New York Type Directors Club Typography, ICOGRADA Excellence
Award in the 17th International Biennale of Graphic Design Brno,
Golden Bee Award in Magazine Design Category in the Golden Bee
4th International Biennale of Graphic Design Moscow, Golden Bee
Award in Poster Category in the Golden Bee 5th International Biennale
of Graphic Design Moscow. Introduction:
Work has been featured in various publications, such as Print,
Idea, High Quality, Graphis and AIGA Journal of Graphic Design.
Edited and designed 15 issues of Design Exchange magazine, more
than 40 copies of design books.
Work collected by museums includes: the Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe,
Brandenburgische Kunstsammlungen Cottbus, Dansk Plakatmuseum and
Die Neue Sammlung.
Speaker & Lectures:
Lecture for Design Department of Shenzhen University, Shenzhen,
China, guest lectures in Design Department of the Central Institute
of Fine Arts, Beijing, speaker for the Visual Information Design
Association in Korea, Lecture for Macao Polytechnic Institute,
Macao, speaker at Sydney Design,. conference Speaker in the International
Design Forum 2000, Singapore, lectures at Design Department of
Fine Arts College, Tsinghua University, speaker at the ICOGRADA
Millennium Congress, Oullim 2000 Seoul, lecture at The Cooper Union
School of Art, New York.