“Graphis is an international bastion of the excellence of design and visual images. When I was young I travelled to London and bought the Graphis annuals; they were harder to find here. These annuals were the world excellence of graphic design. Every year, a select group of designers choose their favourites and it is truly a great honour to be included in the selection and in the annual, not with one poster, but with a total of five, including the two designed for Valencia World Design Capital 2022,” explained the designer.
The Graphis magazine was published for the first time in 1944 in Zurich (Switzerland). In 1952 the first Graphis Annual was presented and, the same year, it was invited to Alliance Graphique International.
In the 1980s, the headquarters of Graphis was moved from Zurich to New York City. The Annuals were redefined and the Graphis of Advertising, Photography, Logos and Typeface, among others, were added to the usual titles of Design and Posters.
Every year an international jury formed by prestigious designers chooses the recipients of the trophies and diplomas, whose work will be published in the Graphis annual of each speciality.
For Xavi Calvo, director of World Design Capital Valencia 2022, “This international recognition just reinforces our conviction that the Valencian Community is a land of great talent in all the fields of design, competing with designers from around the world and finding their way into the most distinguished and important international publications of the sector. Congratulations to all the award winners and especially to Ibán Ramón, for making us an image that is now an international reference,” he explained.
For Maria Pradera and Lorena Sayavera, designers and directors of Yinsen, “We are especially pleased that the Gold is for the posters of the Teatre Rialto of Valencia, a work that we have undertaken with great affection and from which, furthermore, they have chosen one of the pieces for the cover of the book. Also the Silver, for one of the latest campaigns we have completed for the European Design Awards 2020,” they declared.