Graphic design professor’s work selected for international poster festival

March 25, 2021

UNIVERSTY PARK, Pa. — An animated social campaign designed by Ryan Russell, associate professor of graphic design, has been selected for the Fourth Shenzhen International Poster Festival and is on display in the Shenzhen Guan Shanyue Art Museum in China through April 5.

Russell’s “Release. Reform.” campaign addresses the need for sweeping police reform in response to the use of violence by police that has caused civil and political unrest across the nation.

A total of 9,680 works from 62 countries and regions around the world were submitted for the 2020 competition representing several design categories including cultural posters, social and public campaigns, commercial and advertising campaigns, student posters, motion posters and more. Among the works accepted, a jury comprised of pre-eminent international graphic designers selected 127 works representing “the latest design concepts and outstanding achievements in visual communication in the world” for the exhibition.

Established in 2015, the Shenzhen International Poster Festival is a biennial competition that celebrates the latest design achievements and innovation by global design leaders and emerging talent.

Russell’s project also earned an honorable mention in the Ecuador Poster Bienal 2020.

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Last Updated March 25, 2021