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Neo Neo : Xavier Erni / Thuy-An Hoang

The magazine 'Poster Tribune'
© FOC / Anja Schori

The magazine 'Poster Tribune'
© FOC / Anja Schori

The magazine 'Poster Tribune'
© FOC / Anja Schori

The magazine 'Poster Tribune'
© FOC / Anja Schori

The magazine 'Poster Tribune'
© FOC / Anja Schori

The magazine 'Poster Tribune'
© FOC / Anja Schori

The magazine 'Poster Tribune'
© FOC / Anja Schori

The magazine 'Poster Tribune'
© FOC / Anja Schori

The magazine 'Poster Tribune'
© FOC / Anja Schori

The magazine 'Poster Tribune'
© FOC / Anja Schori

Portrait
© BAK / Gina Folly

Overview

Category

Design mediation

 

Work

The magazine 'Poster Tribune'

Essay

Poster Tribute

Xavier Erni and Thuy-An Hoang have won the Swiss Federal Design Award for Education for his twice-yearly magazine 'Poster Tribune'. The 'Poster Tribune' is entirely devoted to posters. The intention behind its 12 pages of textual and visual contributions is to illuminate the subject of poster design. A variety of exponents of graphic design are invited to contribute. The idea is to promote dialogue between theorists and designers. The poster magazine itself is supplemented by exhibitions and discussions.

Above and beyond their artistic design aspects and their role as information carriers, the people behind the magazine find the historical relevance of posters fascinating. Posters bear witness to shifts in social, commercial and artistic trends. The items that appear in 'Poster Tribune' could be said to give posters, handbills and similar short-lived media, which have only a short lifespan, a second lease of life. Whilst the magazine reports on international, topical and historical themes, the main focus is on Swiss graphic design.

The magazine's design is tailored to the content, and is intended, above all, to display it to best advantage. Once the articles have been read, the reader can give the posters their full attention. A clever folding technique allows a large poster to be positioned on the reverse side of each of four texts. For the first edition, which appeared in May 2011, designs by Flag (Zurich), Federal Studio (Geneva) and Bart de Beats (Amsterdam) were selected. The idea is that over time this will create a collection of significant posters.

In an age of tabloids and digitally distributed magazines, the people behind 'Poster Tribune' feel the need to offer their subscribers a tangible object that leaves behind a physical trace.

Biography

Name

Xavier Erni

 

Group name

Neo Neo

 

Born

1983

Education

Graphic Designer


 

Home page

www.neoneo.ch

Biography

Name

Thuy-An Hoang

 

Group name

Neo Neo

 

Born

1986

Education

Graphic Designer