The Panel of experts has already chosen the eight finalists for the competition and these eight will now be voted on by the public in order to find the winning poster for Sanfermin 2014. It is possible to cast your vote if you are a registered citizen of Pamplona at the web site of Pamplona City Hall.
Next 9th of April a jury will select the finalist posters which will then be voted on in a popular ballot open to all citizens of Pamplona in order to find the winning poster for Sanfermin 2014. So far, a total of 524 poster designs have been entered over the period from the 1st of March to the 27th of March. The last person to hand in their entry at the citadel of Pamplona this morning was given the number 500. Another 24 entries have been received by mail and some others will arrive soon and they have been sent before the deadline closing date. It is estimated that there will be some 550 entries in total – all competing for selection as the official poster for Sanfermin 2014. Just counting the 524 entries handed in so far means an increase of 14% compared to the number of entries from last year. The total increase percentage could be as high as 22% if forecasts are fulfilled as expected.
In essence, the most important prize arising from this competition is the prestige gained by the winner within the world of poster designs, thanks to the long history of this competition and its growing fame down the years and the fact that it is the official poster of the renowned fiestas of Sanfermin. The prize money is maintained at 3.600 euros once again this year.
As we mentioned a while ago, it is rather striking how the female figure has all but disappeared as an image from the posters over these past years and the themes which tend to dominate almost totally in the competition now are ones of the Bulls, the Runners and the Running of the Bulls. See details here.
Desde 1881 hasta 2013 han anunciado las fiestas de Sanfermin 131 carteles, ya que en 1937 y 1938 no se publicaron por la guerra civil. Si tenemos que realizar un cartel que incluya los elementos más populares, llevaría un toro (presente en 80 ocasiones), corredores (56) y el encierro (28). Ver galería de carteles de Sanfermin.com. Estos tres componentes son los más comunes de un total de 79 diferentes que aparecen en 133 años de historia de cartelismo sanferminero. Si descartamos los elementos relacionados con el encierro o la corrida (toro, corredores, encierro, plaza de toros y toreros) los elementos más destacados por su reiterada presencia en los carteles son: la comparsa (15), la mujer (14), la gaita (11) y las evocaciones a diosas femeninas (10). Si unimos las referencias femeninas de madrinas, diosas y mujeres sumarían casi tantas como el encierro (24 frente a 28). Si comparamos los primeros años de carteles, con los últimos, la diferencia más significativa es la desaparición de la referencia femenina como protagonista principal o secundaria de los carteles de las fiestas de sanfermin. En los úlimos 60 años, las referencias femeninas en los carteles han sido dos, la de Mikel Urmeneta en 1990 y la de Bach en 1983 (en ambos casos se aprecian figuras femeninas en el cartel). Hay que retornar hasta 1949 para encontrar a una mujer como protagonista principal de una de las obras. Sí ha habido autoras en los últimos años, las tres únicas, que fueron Marta Coronado (2004), Cristina Calvo (2006) y Elixabete Bordonaba (2013) que tampoco escogieron figuras femeninas en la composición de sus carteles.
1885 fue el primer año en el que un cartel de Sanfermin fue protagonizado por una mujer. Desde 1901 a 1923 fueron 13, de 22, los carteles que incluyeron de alguna manera la presencia femenina de la mujer en las fiestas. Llama la atención que cuando suponemos que la igualdad entre hombres y mujeres está conseguida y superada -hoy-, esta no se traslade al principal reclamo de las fiestas, que es el cartel que las anuncia. Estos son datos que están ahí que nos muestra el mundo del arte y el diseño, un sector que tradicionalmente creemos más sensible a estas evidencias que contamos. Quizás 2014, sería un buen año para que volviera a tener protagonismo una mujer en el cartel que anuncia la fiesta entre las fiestas.
El Ayuntamiento de Pamplona ha comunicado que el Concurso de Carteles de Sanfermin 2014 comenzará el próximo 1 de marzo con la recepción de las obras a concurso. Durante 27 días se podrán presentar obras para anunciar la fiesta más grande del mundo, optar a los 3.600 euros del premio y encontrar el reconocimiento del mundo del cartelismo. Las bases son las siguientes:
-Incluir la frase: “Pamplona/Iruña. San Fermín 2014. 6 al 14 de julio /Uztailaren 6tik 14ra”
-Formato: soporte rígido de 100 cm de alto + 70 cm de ancho.
-Se puede presentar solo una obra, original, inédita y de técnica libre.
-Se entrega embalado, sin la firma del autor y bajo un lema en la trasera.
-Se adjunta un sobre cerrado, en cuyo exterior figurará el lema del cartel. En el interior se incluirán los datos del autor: nombre y apellidos, domicilio, teléfono, fotocopia del DNI, un breve currículum profesional y una declaración firmada en la que el artista indicará que la obra presentada es original e inédita.
-La autoría no puede hacerse pública en ningún momento del proceso del concurso.
-Los trabajos se presentarán de lunes a sábado, entre las 10.30 y las 13.30 horas, en la Oficina de la Ciudadela de Pamplona. Se pueden enviar por correo: Concurso de Carteles de Sanfermin. Ciudadela. Avenida del Ejército s/n. 31001. Pamplona.
-Teléfono y email de información: 948 420 975 y email@example.com
Un jurado compuesto por profesionales diseño y representantes políticos del Ayuntamiento de Pamplona escogerar ocho de las obras presentadas sobre las que se realizará una votación popular entre los empadronados en Pamplona.
Puedes ver todos los carteles desde que se anuncian las fiestas con ellos en Sanfermin.com
El cartel de Sanfermin 2012, obra del diseñador David Alegría, ha conseguido una medalla de plata en los últimos reconocimientos de la categoría de carteles (Graphis Poster Annual 2014 Competition) de la prestigiosa revista Graphis. Este medio gráfico y online reconoce anualmente desde 1944 el trabajo de diseño en carteles, fotografías, anuncios o tipografías. Estos premios permiten acceder al anuario de Graphis que goza de gran prestigio mundial en el mundo de la fotografía y el diseño de vanguardia.
“Te quiero en San Fermín” se convierte en la primera obra de Sanfermin que participa de estos prestigiosos catálogos. Hasta el momento, la única referencia al encierro o Sanfermin en Graphis era un anuncio de Red Bull de Frank Anselmo
Elixabete Bornada, a 30-year-old architect from Pamplona, is the author of the poster that will announce the 2013 Sanfermin fiestas, after receiving the highest number of votes from the citizens of Pamplona who cast (36% votes-1780 for the winner) a total figure of 4.964 votes for the finalists. She is the first woman to win this annual competition and, as she herself has stated, she wished to pay homage to the city itself in her creation. The original idea arose from her work as an architect two years ago and matured until finally taking the shape that can now be seen on the poster.
Pamplona citizens can now start voting at the web page pamplona.es, or through the telephone number 010 – from Pamplona- or +34 948 420 100 -from calls outside Pamplona- and also at City Hall Civivox buildings from tomorrow
From among these 8 finalist posters will come the official poster to announce Sanfermin 2013. The votes of the citizens of Pamplona will decide the winning poster over the next twenty days. It is now possible to cast votes at the City Hall web page, or by calling the telephone number 010 from inside Pamplona or the number 948 420 100 – for all calls outside the city. As from tomorrow, it will also be possible to cast votes from the Civivox. Centers located in Pamplona. The original posters will be exhibited inside the Palacio del Condestable building in calle mayor street. Voting will close on the 29th of April.
The jury which made the selection from all the entries have found the following positive attributes in each of the posters chosen to be a finalist:
Cartel 1 Nº30, “Locos por la fiesta”. David Arratíbel: “This is an allegory of the Rorschach test where a varied interpretation of one of the signs of the fiesta is being sought for. It should be underlined that the technique used is the same as watercolors with a tracing of the test.”
Cartel 2 Nº 207, “Santo”. David Alegría: “A figurative theme that suggests the work of Botero, choosing a close-up foreground as if appealing to the viewers.”
Cartel 3 Nº 109, “Momentos de San Fermín”. David Alegría: “This is a Naïf work, simple, graphically well-worked out where the idea of going for something positive is appreciated”. They jury has stated that it has not failed to comply with the rules of the competition in not having the main sentence in the Basque language.
Cartel 4 Nº 125, “Check-in”. David Alegría: “Modern; an artistic call to the fiesta, a calling in the shape of a fictitious airport”; David Arratíbel:” Very Pop, sublimating an everyday object.”
Cartel 5 Nº 146 “Canan”. Txaro Fontalba: “Good, modern, with important positive details such as the river in the form of horns and with good applications and other skills.
Cartel 6 Nº 94, “Muelle de pinza”. Txaro Fontalba: “this is a poster along the lines of the visual poetry ofJoan Brossa or the work of Chema Madoz, with impeccable photography and nice play with the typography. Suggestive.
Cartel 7 Nº 308, “Naïf”. Txaro Fontalba:”This follows the line of the ideograms and creates a special texture ” David Arratíbel, also points out: “It is worth viewing the piece live and in its natural state because it has a metallic touch and the technique used is similar to that of silk screen printing”
Cartel 8 Nº 444 “Ñam”. David Arratíbel: “This is playing with a Pantone color list. This is the 485 red, the typical red of Sanfermin. The touch resides in the bite that plays with the idea that you like the color of the fiesta so much that you eat it up.”
David Alegría, a graphic designer from Tudela (Navarra), has been declared the winner of the Sanfermin 2012 Official Poster Competition. His particular design, using one of the “Big Heads” – Caravinagre – a member of the Giant’s Entourage, is a design made in imitation of a poster designed by Alfred Leete in the magazine, London Opinion of 1914 showing Lord Kitchener calling all Englishmen to enlist for the war. David Alegría has also acknowledged the influence of the design made by J. M. Flagg in the USA showing Uncle Sam calling for enlistment during The Second World War. Luckily, this time around, the design is for a festive occasion, i.e. for the World’s Biggest Party of 2012. And that is the wish of the 1, 910 voters resident in Pamplona who voted for this design from among all the finalists (almost 30% of the total number of votes cast). More than 300 votes separated the winning design made by Alegría from the second placed design and so there are doubts about the popularity of the winning design. David Alegría points out that he chose this particular design thinking that it would appeal to the foreign visitors who come to the city during Sanfermin fiestas. Alegría gave a personal perspective to the image of Caravinagre by changing his lateral look for a frontal one and, thanks to the advice of his girlfriend, he dressed the figure in typical Sanfermin gear.
Enrique Maya, Pamplona’s Mayor, has stated that he is very happy with the result and with this poster design which will publicize the official fiestas program of Sanfermin 2012 and he feels that it is pleasing that the Giants and their Entourage should be chosen as the theme of the fiestas. Caravinagre has twice been protagonist in previous poster designs – in the design of 1997 (Joseba and Mitxelo Gurrutxaga) and in 1947 (José Luis y Juan María Cía). This is the first time ever, in the lost history of Sanfermin poster designs, that the text is written in English with the caption : I want you (for) Sanfermin 2012.
The people of Pamplona on the census list can now cast their votes at the web page Pamplona.es from among the eight finalist designs in order to find the official poster for Sanfermin 2012 Fiestas. The most5 important prerequisite is to be on the census list of the city of Pamplona. A statement made by the jury underlines the fact that from the 511 pòster designs submitted, they felt that many of them were not up to standard. They feel that this is explained from the fact that the rules of the open competition allows everyone to take part, amateurs and professionals. (This point cannot be confirmed objectively as admission to view all the entries has been restricted this year – unlike previous years when all the entries could be viewed). This year the technical jury was formed by Jorge Fonseca, Eva Ortega and Fermín Urdánoz, all professionals from the world of graphic design. Outlined below are the eight finalists:
As always, we hope to show some other designs which were not selected as finalists but which reflect the effort of the many people who submitted their drawings and designs in the hope of winning the annual Sanfermin poster prize. SEE GALLERY.
• 1 – nº71 ‘Piel de cartón’ Jury’s verdict: “Caravinagre can be clearly identified as well as the bulls’ horns. The piece has a slant towards an Abstract work and it is quite evocative.”
• 2 – nº185 ‘Joyas’ Jury’s verdict: “A good reference as being representative of the competition as the poster is quite singular and which plays with the figure of San Fermín and with the bull running.”
• 3 – nº204 ‘Yo y el toro’ Jury’s verdict: ” A running bull and a dance can be made out from the poster and it also evokes the chains from the Navarra badge and it exploits the traditional colors”.
• 4 – nº267 ‘Love mu’ Jury’s evaluation: “It reflects the hospitality which the city can offer and it is capable of showing at the same time the bulls horns and the typical fiestas necktie”
• 5 – nº318 ‘San Fermín jaiarekin bat/San Fermín se une a la fiesta” Jury’s evaluation: “It is an original and unexpected finalist because it is not the usual type of poster from this competition. It breaks with the types schemes of color and form found in this competition “.
• 6 – nº339 ‘K12IKI’ Jury’s verdict: “This is a wholesome, striking and powerful image and up-to-date. It reminds one of a San Fermín with the shape of a cap and it plays with the year and the face of one of the kilikis”
• 7 – nº344 ‘Te quiero en San Fermín’ Jury’s verdict: “It is interesting as it uses an image which we are all familiar with and a classic slogan. A finely -finished piece of work that fits together”
• 8 – nº462 ‘Ya están aquí’ Jury’s verdict: “We like the illustration and the up-to-date aesthetics with a nod to vintage retro. The composition is laudable”.
The posters which have been selected for their exhibition at Conde Rodezno are: 4, 7, 9, 13, 15, 17, 19, 23, 24, 28, 32, 71, 82, 90, 93, 96, 122, 131, 132, 135, 138, 152, 154, 157, 170, 172, 173, 174, 177, 181, 184, 185, 186, 188, 189, 192, 193, 204, 207, 209, 222, 226, 230, 241, 243, 245, 247, 249, 252, 254, 260, 267, 270, 274, 277, 280, 281, 282, 285, 288, 289, 290, 291, 297, 300, 301, 306, 310, 318, 319, 323, 325 327 332 334 339 344 345 349 363, 367, 376, 382, 387, 388, 390, 392, 400, 415, 419, 424, 430, 431, 435, 439, 444, 451, 462, 463, 464, 495 eta 507.
From the 1st of March entries are open and over the whole month entries will be accepted from all those who wish to participate in the Sanfermin 2012 Poster Competition. This year the prize money has been reduced by 900 euro and now stands at a figure of 3.600 euro. However, the fame and honor of having made the official poster to announce the Sanfermin fiestas stands as high as it has always been.
A jury will make a short list of eight finalists and these eight finalists will be submitted to a popular vote made by the citizens of Pamplona to decide the eventual winner. They will choose the graphic design that they feel best represents the spirit of the fiestas of 2012. The rules are the same as they have been over the past several years. The design should go on a format of not higher than one hundred centimeters and a width of seventy centimeters and it should hold the following motto: “Pamplona/Iruña. San Fermín 2012. 6 al 14 de julio /Uztailaren 6tik 14ra”. All entries should be placed against a hard support base and it should be properly wrapped and sent in by post or handed in to the Ciudadela Municipal Office. Entries are open from the 1st of March to the 31st of March 2012. Entries may be handed in from Mondays to (non-holiday) Saturday morning between the hours of 10:30p.m. to 13:30 a.m. at the full address: Oficina de la Ciudadela. Avenida del Ejército, s/n. 31002 Pamplona (Navarra). Tfno. 948 420 975 / e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The posters will be entered without any author’s signature in view and with a title that should be written on the rear of the poster. Authorship of the poster should not be made known at any time during the period before the winning entries are announced. Along with the poster, a closed envelope should be attached and on the outside of the envelope the title of the design should be written. Inside the closed envelope, the name of the author of the piece should be written along with the address and phone number and ID. A short résumé of the background of the author should also be presented inside the envelope and a signed statement from the author, stating that the work is original and unedited. Postage expenses must be covered by the entrants and also any expenses arising from returning the entries to their owners. Pamplona City Hall has all exclusive rights to the winning entry and copyright and intellectual rights pass to the Town Hall. This means that City Hall can reproduce, distribute, communicate and transform the piece in any way it pleases.