30 large-format posters (one for each letter) “shine” on the fence of the National School of Music and Performing Arts “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov ”in the seaside town of Burgas.
The letter posters were born on the idea of the International Triennial of Stage Poster and are the work of four bright masters of this art: Bozhidar Ikonomov (1943-2016), Bozhidar Yonov, Georgi Lipovanski and Lyudmil Chekhlarov.
Curiously, the reason for this series is an invaluable donation from the world-famous international studio “Pentagram”. The posters with Latin letters, donated to us by the famous graphic designer Paula Cher in 1995 in New York, provoked the triennial to create the Bulgarian Alphabet collection.
With these posters the artists: Bozhidar Ikonomov, Bozhidar Yonov, Georgi Lipovanski and Lyudmil Chekhlarov, both seriously and with a sense of humor raise contradictory questions about the “Bulgarianization” of Latin characters, their illiterate implementation in our digital everyday life, but mostly develop and convincingly visualize the idea of the inexhaustible and inspiring imagery of the LETTER.
The current exhibition is a homage to the 125th anniversary of the oldest and most authoritative art school in the country – the National Academy of Arts, which since 2018 has a branch in Burgas. The authors of the exhibition are not only graduates of the National Academy of Arts, but have a serious influence on the development and promotion of the Bulgarian poster school, and professors Bozhidar Yonov and Lyudmil Chekhlarov are among the iconic figures who have contributed to several generations of contemporary Bulgarian artists.
The action is carried out with the kind hospitality of the Municipality of Burgas and the National School of Music and Performing Arts “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov ”and is part of the one-year program of the triennial“ Image and Likeness ”, supported by NF“ Culture ”, whose goal is to return the quality and meaningful poster to the urban environment.
For additional information – http://www.triennial.orbitel.bg/exhibitions/a&z/a&z&.htm