This first Poster Monday spot of the day goes to Dragana Nikolic for the poster “Pesnish”. Dragana was born in Aleksinac, Serbia. Graduated on Academy of Arts, Novi Sad. She works as a designer and illustrator, mainly in the fields of culture and publishing for many clients in the country and abroad. Currently lives in Belgrade, Serbia.
For years now, Dragana has been designing posters for different cultural and especially poetry events, trying to present poetry in the way it deserves. Her work was presented in the books Stop, Think, Go, Do by Mirko Ilić and Steven Heller, IdN Extra 08: Typo/Graphic Posters, Typo Plus by Unit Editions, London, UK.
This poster was made for a spoken poetry event called Pesnish, (the name is a wordplay: pesma (poem) + Nish (the city’s name, where the event was taking place). The description says: Evening without strong light, without rules of behavior.
Since poetry is pretty much marginalized, series of spoken poetry events are organized in order to make it more approachable to the audience and also to show that this event is different to common poetry readings where poets usually sit and read. These events happens at night in a club or a bar and interaction is desirable for so the central place in this poster is the microphone that is also a planet with rings, floating in space to have an uncanny and mysterious feeling.