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Kieler Woche

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Kieler Woche (Kiel Week) is an annual sail­ing and cul­tural event in Kiel, Ger­many that started in 1948. To pro­mote the event, the orga­niz­ers hold a com­pe­ti­tion to design the offi­cial poster. Start­ing in 1959, only five design­ers are invited each year to sub­mit a design. Past win­ners and con­trib­u­tors include Wim Crouwel, Josef Müller-Brockmann, Ben Bos, Celestino Piatti and Anton Stankowski. The poster pic­tured here was designed by the great Swiss designer, Jean Wid­mer. I per­son­ally can’t find Brockmann’s design, so if any­one has any info, please con­tact me.

The offi­cial site for the event has an archive of all of the win­ning designs dat­ing back to 1948. There’s also some more info on the event in the AIGA Archives, as well as a book on the sub­ject pub­lished by Lars Müller Publishers.

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