Welcome to another edition of Poster Monday. For the first spot of the day we have a poster from Jovan Tarbuk who was born in 1980 in Belgrade, Serbia. Jovan (Joe) is a Graphic designer graduated from the Belgrade Academy of Politechnics. He has created posters for theatres, movies, exhibitions and events in Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and won numerous domestic and international awards such as: the Award for Best Poster on the 2011 International Poster Biennale in Varazdin, Croatia.
He is a member of the Association of applied arts, artists and designers of Serbia. He had six solo exhibitions, and participated in over 20 group exhibitions around the world. He also won the Jury Award at Hiiibrand best world logo competition 2013 from China, selected by Kit Hinrichs, from Studio Hinrichs, USA.
This poster “Serbian Trilogy”, homonym of the play for it was created for, is a tribute to all those who died & suffered during & after World War 1. The play is about Serbian and Bulgarian soldiers buried in trenches just a few meters from one another.
The idea that the poster represents is the proximity of the two opposed sides, and the stalemate position ideology of the Great War. The two sides are not isolated and do not require the viewer to choose one. They are tightly bound trough contrast, interplay of texture, supplementing shapes and structure. A Strong and provocative, yet very simple poster that delivers a direct message to the audience.