The cities of Berlin, Buenos Aires, Kobe, Montréal, Nagoya, Shanghai and Shenzhen invite designers to enter a poster competition to promote and raise awareness of the significance of designation as a UNESCO City of Design.
Organized in the framework of UNESCO Creative Cities Network, this competition will be the first joint project carried out by the seven UNESCO Cities of Design.
Every metropolis has its own visual identity, an individual code. The purpose of this competition is to produce images that illustrate what makes a city unique. It aims to depict symbols, forms, colours and stories in the urban landscapes that shape the identities of the seven UNESCO Cities of Design: Berlin, Buenos Aires, Kobe, Montréal, Nagoya, Shanghai and Shenzhen.
The 70 selected entries from all cities will be included in an exhibition displayed during a minimum of two weeks in each UNESCO City of Design, creating widespread international visibility. The winning posters and designers will also be showcased on each participating citys website from September 2010 until the end of 2011.