Studio Exhibition - Communication Design

SD2261 Text and Image by Communication Design—Year 2 (2016/2017)

The Poster: Design to Compete

A poster is any piece of printed paper designed to be attached to a wall or vertical surface. Typically, posters include both textual and graphic elements, although a poster may be either wholly graphical or wholly text.

Posters are designed to be both eye-catching and informative. Posters may be used for many purposes. They are a frequent tool of commercial advertisers (particularly of events, musicians and films), as well as no- commercial propagandas, like political campaigns or NGOs trying to communicate a message.


Students are required to design a poster to enter into the Hong Kong International Poster Triennial 2017.

As design is one of its major collections, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum (HKHM) is dedicated to promoting design through collecting, research and programming. Since 2001, the Hong Kong International Poster Triennial (hereinafter referred as ‘HKIPT’) is a major event of HKHM to document the development of international poster design, to celebrate achievements at regular intervals and to display excellent works of design.

The competition is open to designers and young design talents from all regions and countries. Entries will be categorised into four categories, our student are asked to design for the Category D;

Thematic – ‘Touching/Touch’
associates with different definitions and interpretations, such as from the cultural, social, physical and psychological perspectives, etc. This is a special category, purposely designed to explore the multiple interpretations of ‘Touching’ in various art forms and contexts.

Tutor: FUNG Ho-Yin
CHAN Shuk Kuen, Connie
LAM Man Yee, Mandy
LAU Nga Yung
LEE Nicole
LI Pik Hei
POON Ching, Chloe
SO Wai Yan, Victoria