Submission: October 26, 2021
Registration: October 25, 2021
Type: Open Competition
The challenge is to design an architecture poster or architecture artwork of an optical illusion, inspired by the concept of Illusory Contours, in two-dimensional illustration. The aim is to create an immersive user experience that can bring out the essence of the theme in its texture, depth, scale, or shapes, with no constraints. The selection (architectural element, building, space, etc.) is the 1st part of the challenge and the 2nd part is representation – both require to be represented and evaluated.
UNI invites Architects, Visual/Graphic Designers, and the student fraternity for the fourth edition of its series of Graphic Design Challenges.
Challenges under this series are carefully curated to bring out the best of visual communication and graphic language to educate, reflect, and inspire change with respect to pertinent world issues through visuals.
A picture is worth a thousand words, and Graphis abides by that adage, to inspire participants to try and portray complex ideas and emotions through a still image.
The competition understands the importance of efficient and effective communication in the digital age and aims to recognize innovative ideas and techniques that aim to redefine the notions guiding conventional graphic design, and foremost, create impact.
Illusions are a trick of the eye, and this concept is used far and wide to understand the difference in perception of how we see the world and how it actually is. They are generated when the mind is contradicted between deciding two things that it knows, to be facts. In the late mid-20th century, abstract artists took interest in these illusions and created the genre of optical illusions art, which has blown up ever since. Illusions are used to create a sense of curiosity to attract people to it, and this is used to convey social messages and stimulate minds.
Minimum eligible age for participation is 18 years.
There is no restriction on the degree of design disciplines to participate in the challenge.
Participation in the competition can happen in a team as well as an individual.
Maximum numbers of participants in a team are 2.