When you look around ArtPrize 2011, chances are you’ll notice that all of the signs and other ArtPrize items look very similar. That’s intentional. Tonight the ArtPrize organization, with Square One Design, unveiled the poster for the 2011 competition at the new headquarters of Rapid Growth Media.

The poster sets the tone for the rest of the ArtPrize design elements—exhibition center monoliths, way-finding signs, the ArtPrize-specific metro card which will be offered by The Rapid, guidebooks, venue markers and more.

Created by Square One Design, the poster image was selected for its contemporary elegance and museum quality. From its metallic silver background to the colorful conversation bubbles that fill the sideways form of the abstracted ArtPrize logo “squiggle” shape, it is a design that is easily accessible and timeless.

The poster will be available at ArtPrize retail partners starting Friday, August 5, and will sell for $12.

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ArtPrize would like to thank Square One Design for their efforts in creating this year’s design.

By Brian Burch on