We were absolutely blown away by the quality of artwork entered into the TEDxOilSpill Poster Competition despite the short timeframe. Along with showcasing these posters during the breaks at TEDxOilSpill last week, we wanted to list them all here for you to check out in more detail. Each poster is linked to the Flickr page where you can find bigger versions and contact the artist about prints. You can view all of the competition entries on Flickr.
The contest was organized by Joseph Coates, an award winning graphic designer and design educator in Baltimore. Posters were judged by the following panel:
Ellen Lupton is co-director of the graphic design MFA program at MICA in Baltimore, curator of contemporary design at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City.
Aaris Sherin is associate professor of graphic design St. John’s University, New York. Sherin’s writing and research focuses on the history of women in graphic design and is the author of SustainAble: A Handbook of Materials and Applications for Graphic Designers and Their Clients (Design Field Guide) from Rockport Press.
Scott Stowell is an award winning graphic designer from New York City. Scott lectures and writes about design and teaches at Yale University and the School of Visual Arts. In 2008 Scott was awarded the Smithsonian’s National Design Award for Communication Design.
Now, onto the winners…