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Embracing the spirit of the Avant Garde

Date posted: 03/10/2007

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British Library competition flyer
From 1900 - 1937 the European Avant Garde embraced the spirit of revolt, challenge and change brought about by industrialisation and the decline of traditional hierarchies, particularly after the 1914-18 war.   It represents a pushing back of the boundaries of what is acceptable as the cultural norm in society.

The brief

They challenge you to design a piece of work which embraces the spirit of the avant garde, exploring whether its philosophy is relevant to you and the world today.

The prize
The winning entry will be displayed at the British Library flagship building in London and showcased on their website.

The judges
graphic designer Peter Saville;

typography expert Professor Phil Baines, Central Saint Martins;

culture correspondent, BBC Newsnight, Madeleine Holt;

leading authority on innovation and creativity, Charles Leadbeater;

Caryl Harris, Creativeinterpartners.
The deadline
Friday 9 November 2007
University College for the Creative Arts
Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London
London Design Festival
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