Poster Battle 2016 | Winners Announced

DESIGN TOOLKIT in association with Poster Poster is proud to announce the completion of Poster Battle 2016.

Design students from all over the world were asked to submit posters on the theme of No selfie thought, no culture. Participants were asked to visualize their personal – selfie – thoughts on a subject that they, personally, consider significant (for example: the future, health, love, friendship, human rights, everyday life, the environment, relationships, etc.). Participants were free to choose the visual style they prefer for their posters (typography, illustration, photography, etc.).

The submitted posters were judged by a distinguished jury of international judges, which included: Maria Papaefstathiou, Natalia Delgado, Andrew Lewis, Dimitris Kanellopoulos, Peter Bankov and Stavros Damos.

In total, 520 posters were submitted, from 14 countries.

The jury members rated all submitted posters, based on how well they answered to the brief and on aesthetic and design merits.


Bravery by Farzad Saeedi / IRAN

Bravery by Farzad Saeedi Iran

Heart by Guillermo Solano / COLOMBIA

Heart by Guillermo Solano, Colombia

Irony by Luciano Alvarado / MEXICO

Irony by Luciano Alvarado, Mexico

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4. Make art not war by Yamil enrique Castro flores
Make art not war by Yamil enrique Castro flores

5. The last chapter by Lark Reimer
The last chapter by Lark Reimer

6. Unable to take the boat by Xiuning li Li
Unable to take the boat Xiuning li Li

7. Insight by Farad Saeedi
Insight Farad Saeedi

8. Memory-Regret by Sui Haoran
Memory-Regret by Sui Haoran

9. NUMB by Duan Pengxiang
NUMB by Duan Pengxiang

10. How it feels by Jose luis Lopez
How it feels by Jose luis Lopez

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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. (