The first Poster Monday spot of August goes to Juan Miranda for the poster “For Rene”. Juan is a 44 year old graphic designer who graduated at Universidad de Buenos Aires in 1999 where he also teaches graphic design as an Adjunct professor. He was born and lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina and works at MoscaOchenta, a small graphic design studio focused in branding, editorial design and postage stamps design.
The poster “For Rene” is the homage that Juan did for our dear friend Rene Wanner and tells us about it, “I tried to find the singularity of a common object related with posters: a wooden clip. I began with this question “What object, thing, can talk about Rene Wanner?” This object should refer to posters, and say something about posters too. That’s when I remembered the wood clip which made me ask “If Rene were a clip, THE CLIP, how this clip would look like? What’d make extraordinary this ordinary and common thing, because if Rene were a clip it wouldn’t be common at all. I figured out that the answer to this should come out of the the clip string retainer, which shape reminded me a folded poster.
“As a graphic designer i think poster design is the field of graphic design that better fulfills communication by connecting people, enhancing culture by new meanings and points of view. A poster may be the result of a singular or personal point of view but if it’s really well crafted speaks about universal things. The poster is the best place for meaning, surprise, where the common become uncommon, where the impossible becomes plausible in terms of image and word. The world is not a handkerchief, it is a poster” says Juan.
We invite you to take a look at the work from Juan Miranda by visiting his personal website
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