Li Xu “Playing a Character” Chinese typographic Poster Exhibition

In this Exhibition of Li Xu Chinese typographic poster exhibition, more than 20 professional Chinese typographic posters will be displayed. The exhibition will introduce Chinese culture’s respective use of typography while helping us better understand Chinese Culture and inspire new typographic approaches. Li Xu posters, which have commonly been viewed, will play a new role to represent the current development of visual languages in China.

Exhibition Name: Li Xu “Playing a Character” Chinese typographic poster exhibition
Exhibition date: 05.May.2016 -31 .May.2016
Exhibition venue: Alliance française de bucaramanga the leopold sedar senghor gallery

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Li Xu (Beijing, China)

Li Xu is an Assistant Professor of Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication,China. Li Xu has lectured and taught workshop around the world.Li Xu is one of the founders and curator of The 1st International Poster Festival of Shenzhen and Zi Hui-US & China Typographic Poster Exchange Exhibition. Asia /Next – Poster Experimental Design Exhibition etc.

He has participated also as a member of the jury in three international poster festivals in France ,Greece and Serbia.

Li Xu has received some important awards. Such as The first prize of AIGA(re)design Awards 2011.The Gold prize of IDA-International Design Awards 2012.Pentawards 2012 Bronze Award. The London Creative Awards 2011,The Honorary prize at the 2008 Olympic Digital Arts Exhibition of 2008 Olympic Fine Arts, The first prize at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou posters Design Competition, China, The Best Guide Award at the 2007 Design Against Fur competitions. The Honorary prize at the 26th Summer Universiade Mascot Design contest.

He also exhibited his works at many important biennial and triennial exhibitions in : Los Angeles, London, Warsaw, Lahti, Teheran, Trnava, Mexio, Bolivia, Ukraine, Korea, Japan ,Moscow, Prague, Hong kong, Taiwan, Macao,Shanghai, Hangzhou,etc.

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Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (