The Graphic Design Festival returns to Breda this September for five days of exciting and engaging workshops, lectures, performances and master classes.
In the run-up to the autumn event, the organisers commissioned 45 designers to interpret the statement ‘Greed is out, Empathy is in’ into a compelling visual image. In addition, Graphic Design Festival Breda held an open call for fans of the event and budding graphic artists to submit their own creations.
Of the many global submissions received, a jury was able to whittle the entries down to a select five which will go on display in Breda’s Castle Square from the 19th to the 23rd of September.
One of the lucky winners is Amsterdam-based creative Friso Blankevoort who submitted a very apt illustration of Robin Hood. Blankevoort’s depiction of the legendary outlaw is simple and clear, yet we can’t help but wonder whether his green tinged skin could hint at the man’s own greed coming to the surface?
Alfons Hooikaas’ ‘Moneytree’ is a mass of intriguing little details waiting to be discovered and Aron Vellekoop Leon’s ‘Our Inner Ape’ depicts the two extremes of empathy and greed within one person. The Spanish designer visually splits a head in two, drawing the chaos and conflict the two feelings can cause in a person’s mind.
Brazilian designer Kenzo Myama Kramarz deconstructed the dollar bill for his entry while Bas Breugelmans’ typographic poster ‘Lets Stick Together’ is a pleasant, lighthearted take on the theme.
In addition to the five winners, three ‘wildcard’ entries were chosen by the judges. Barry van Dijck selected Leon Poirters for his rather crude depiction of the Monopoly man defecating on a city while Henck Cornelissen chose Morlok Hasselbach’s minimal typographic poster ‘We Sha\are’ and Rob van Dijck chose Ropp Schouten’s split personality ‘Clown’.
For further details, visit the Graphic Design Festival Breda website.