After a successful opening of the International Poster exhibition at the University of Applied Science Düsseldorf, we still would like to thank once again all our supporting organizations and people who have taken part in our project for their kind support and cooperation. Also, the Auction of Exhibits can be described as relatively profitable. The auction will continuing during the next exhibition in Dortmund very soon that we hopefully end up with a significant amount to the German Red Cross to provide aid to help Japan recover from last Spring’s triple disaster.

The 100 Posters has been selected by our international Jury among 589 submissions from more than 384 graphic designers from 40 nations. The 100 posters were selected from 25 countries.

The following countries were represented at the competition:

Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Bosnia, Bulgaria, China, Germany, Ecuador, France, Great Britain, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mexico, New Zealand, Austria, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Hungary, Uruguay, The U.S.A. and Venezuela.

We would like to thank our organization team and all the people who have helped us to make this Project a success.

Our thanks goes to all of our supporting organizations: University of Applied science Düsseldorf, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf – Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Michiko Mae, Kwansei Gakuin University – Nishinomiya – Prof. Shinji Nakagawa, Japan Graphic designers Association – JAGDA, President-Elect – Icograda (International Council of Graphic Design Associations) – Lemei Julia Chiu, RICOH Deutschland GmbH, Japanisches Kulturinstitut Köln (The Japan Foundation), DDB Tribal, designertreff düsseldorf, Boesner Ltd. – Wholesale and retail art materials – Düsseldorf , Fine Art Print Ltd., Flyerking Ltd., Digital print Ltd., Aeroplan Ltd., Hotel Nikko Düsseldorf, KIT Initiative, Spreadshirt and Durstalarm.

A special thank goes to our great Jury: Pamela Campagna + Thomas A. Scheiderbauer, Holgar Jacobs, Wilfried Korfmacher, Uwe Loesch, Luba Lukova, John Moore, Woody Pirtle, Christopher Scott and Shinnoske Sugisaki.

Our grateful thanks goes to each of these people:  Cassra Abedini, Mark Andersen, Jacqueline Czogalla, Renate Djohar, Julia Gräfe, Günther Hager, Elias Hofmeister, Maggie Hohle, Salima Houta, Akiko Inagawa, Mohammad Jaberi, Marc Mancke, Shahriar Mohammadi, Constanze Pfleiderer, Pedram Ramin, Naemi Reymann, Jenny Rie, Nadine Rosemeyer, Dr. Elisabeth Scherer, Willi Schlesing, Gert Scobel, Burkhardt Seidel,  Puneh Seirafi, Andreas Steinbrecher, Thanh-Thao Tran, Vinu Vijayan and Jun Yamadera.

You can see some press releases and a few Photos of our first exhibition below.

2010lab.tv, Dec 19th, 2011 Flagge zeigen für Japan: Tōhoku-Erdbeben, Tsunami und Fukushima
A comment by Shinnoske Sugisaki, Dec 11th, 2011  終わることがない一日 杉崎真之助(グラフックデザイナー Project Sunshine for Japan 審査員)
Rheinische Post, Dec 7th, 2011 100 Plakate zu Fukushima
ocad University, Nev 14th, 2011 Work by Anson Liaw selected for Project Sunshine for Japan

Project sunshine for Japan Poster made by Uwe Loesch