Pío Guerendiáin con Cartel de la Feria del Toro 2016

Pío Guerendiáin, author of the Sanfermin Feria del Toro de 2016 Poster

The entity responsible for organizing the Sanfermin Bullfighting Week – the Casa de Misericordia de Pamplona – commissioned Pio Guerendiáin to create the official poster for this year’s Feria del Toro de 2016. The poster is based on a photographic image taken from the corner of Estafeta where Guerendiáin used to own a small store. The typography has been made by architect, Fernando Redón, one of the creators of the first official Feria del Toro poster which had an image of the Running of the Bulls on the streets.

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Ganadores cartel Sanfermin 2016.

The kids from the public primary school of Buztintxuri in Pamplona are the creators of this year’s poster to announce the Sanfermin 2016 Fiestas

For the past six years this school has been sending in their work to the official annual competition to find a poster for the Sanfermin fiestas. The kids have done this as part of their drawing and art classes at school in the Public Primary School in the Pamplona neighborhood of Buztintxuri. Up to this year of 2016, this activity was just seen as a bit of fun, or a game, but now this year they have become the authors of the official poster, which will display everywhere the fiesta program of Sanfermin 2016.

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Carteles finalistas Sanfermin 2016

The finalist posters for the 2016 Sanfermin Poster Competition with fewer entrants than previous years

The eight finalist posters have now been selected and the winner from these eight will become the official Sanfermin 2016 poster. Votes for the winning entry will come from citizens who are on the Pamplona census list and they can cast their vote in various ways: Votes may be cast up to the 18th of April through the Pamplona City Hall web page , and also by way of the City Hall Call Number for Citizen Attention 010 (948420100 – when calling from a cell phone or from outside Pamplona). It is also possible to cast a vote in person by visiting any one of the network of Civivox centers. In this latter case, the final day for voting is the 16th of April.

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Javier Erice a la derecha y el cartel de kilikón a la izquierda. Javier le saca la burla con la mano abierta coloca en la nariz al cartel, donde un niño realiza la misma postura a Caravinagre

Kilikón, from Javier Erice, is the winning poster to announce the 2015 Sanfermin Fiestas

Javier Erice Larumbe and his poster creation, entitled Kilikón, will announce the 2015 Sanfermin fiestas. His creation received 1, 511 votes from a total of 5, 124 votes cast by the citizens of Pamplona which gave him a percentage of 29, 4% of the total votes. From the votes cast on Internet by voters from the municipal census list, Kilikón was the first option with 1, 098 votes with a margin of 362 votes over “Mogollón”, poster number 7, which was created by Carlos García López from Barcelona. The winning poster from Erice was also the first option, although with a tighter margin, from among those who cast their vote in person at the Civivox municipal premises, belonging to Pamplona City Hall, with 398 votes as compared with the 354 votes received by the poster “Mogollón”.

In the open survey carried out online by Sanfermin.com, in which it was not necessary to be on Pamplona city census list, Kilikón achieved an even higher margin over the rest of the entrants where the winning poster was given 44% of the total number of votes cast. However, outside Pamplona, the Mogollón” poster proved to be less popular and the two best runner-up posters were those of “La despedia de los Gigantes” and “8 días de blanco y rojo”.

At the press conference today, the Mayor of Pamplona, Enrique Maya, wished to underline the fact that for him personally, it was a thrill to know that the winning poster, with its image of Caravinagre, will feature as the official poster to announce the fiestas of  Sanfermin this coming July. It was equally satisfying to find that the author was a local man from Pamplona. It was also satisfying to see that the participation in the voting this year had improved on that of last year with a total of 5,124 votes cast – 47.4% more than in 2014. However, the total does not reach the 6.422 votes cast in 2012 or the 9, 782 votes cast in 2009.

Author Javier Erice, was trained in the School of Arts and Crafts. Although he has never dedicated himself full-time to working as an artist he has always kept in close contact with the world of painting and photography. Erice stressed that he chose the “paper-Mache Big-Head” figure of Caravinagre “because he felt like doing it” and that he did not take into account any fashionable trends in painting but rather worked wholly from his own criteria. He underlined the fact that by choosing Caravinagre he wished to reflect his own childhood fears and, on the other hand, with the nose-thumbing gesture of the small child, he wished to create a simple manner of dealing with those situations that can terrify us.

Se puede puede ver a Javier Erice con el cartel en la mano y su reflejo en el espejo de la sala de prensa del ayuntamiento de Pamplona
Javier Erice con su obre en la rueda de prensa de presentación del cartel ganador
Resultados de la encuesta web donde el cartel Kilikon gana con el 44% de los votos. Más de 1300.

Kilikon será el cartel de Sanfermin 2015

Según los lectores y seguidores de Sanfermin.com, “Kilikón” será el cartel de Sanfermin 2015. Tras una semana de encuestas a través de Sanfermin.com y las redes sociales de Sanfermin, “Kilikón” será el cartel ganador porque obtuvo 1.390 elecciones, el 44,1% de todas las votaciones. Le sigue con un 31% de las elecciones “La despedida de los gigantes” que ha registrado 983 votos.

Con estos datos principales podemos concluir que entre estos dos carteles está el gusto mayoritario de nuestros seguidores. El resto, como se puede ver en la tabla, le sigue a distancia aunque el orden es “8 días de rojo y blanco”, “San Fermín Pamplona Lovers”, “Mogollón”, “Estallido & recompensa” , “Urdin gorri” y “Ciudad Abierta / Hiria zabalik”.

Kilikon 1390 44.1%
La despedida de los gigantes 983 31.2%
8 días de rojo y blanco 324 10.3%
San Fermín Pamplona Lovers 230 7.3%
Mogollón 122 3.9%
Estallido & recompensa 50 1.6%
Urdin gorri 33 1%
Ciudad abierta / Hiria zabalik 22 0.7%

El sistema utilizado permite votar varias veces y, si bien los votos totales pueden estar inflados porque hay quienes han votado muchas veces por diferentes carteles, los porcentajes se han mantenido desde el inicio de la encuesta. Veremos el martes que viene si hemos acertado. Muchas gracias a quienes han participado.

Ilustración con un perfil de Caravinagre gigante que ocupa la parte izquierda y central del cartel.  Ala derecha y abajo se amanece el perfil en sombre de un niño que se burla del kiliki.
Cartel Kilikon finalista concurso de carteles de San fermin 2015

The 2015 Feria del Toro poster features a picador on horseback and holding his lance – but it doesn’t show its stabbing metal point “so as not to hurt anyone’s feelings”

A horseback picador is the striking image on this year’s poster for the forthcoming Sanfermin 2015 Feria del Toro and today it was presented to the public at a press conference. This year the poster has been created by Madrid painter, Vicente Arnás who was chosen by the organizing committee from the Casa de Misericordia charity in Pamplona – the entity behind the organization of the bullfights – to provide the poster for this year.

Not since 1986 has a picador featured on the annual poster made to announce the Sanfermin bullfighting week. And that is precisely why Vicente Arnás chose this particular assistant of the matador to feature on the poster “in order to find a poster theme that has not been given as much protagonism as some of the other elements within the bullfights”. The artist also revealed another interesting detail when he admitted that he had purposely omitted showing the steel stabbing point of the lance which is used to weaken the bull during the bullfight. And the reason for this omission he admitted was “to avoid hurting the feelings of those people who are opposed to the element of cruelty in the bullfight”.

The Madrid painter also acknowledged that he was very pleased to have been chosen by the Casa de Misericordia committee to create the poster for this year`s bullfighting week. He revealed that he had also introduced some small details in the outfit and dress of the picador taken from earlier periods such as the frilly ruff around the neck of the picador, and he did this on purpose as this was something he had a habit of doing in his paintings in order to add some “personality to the piece”.

2015-04-09_arnas2At the press conference launching of the poster, Fernando Redón, a member of the Casa de Misericordia Bullfighting Committee, and also a fellow artist, spoke of the artistic validity found in the work of Arnás, and he outlined the career of this Madrid artist and the different exhibitions that he has had over the years. The Mayor of Pamplona, Enrique Maya, also spoke and he praised the rich variety and high quality found in the Sanfermin Bullfight posters over these past years.

This official presentation of the Feria del Toro Poster is traditionally held just a few weeks before the annual presentation of the Sanfermin Fiestas Program. And the winner of this poster competition will soon be revealed after the general public of Pamplona has cast their votes for the winning poster, using this public-voting selection method which has been in vogue for several years now.

Fifteen posters of Sanfermin Fiestas from the XIX Century form one of the latest gems on the City Hall web page

Pamplona City Hall is now offering, as from today, a series of fifteen posters which were used in their day to illustrate the programs of the Sanfermin fiestas and bullfighting events in those foregone years – the earliest of which dates from 1846 (all from XIX century) at their official web page. These illustrations go to make up a historic treasure of the city as they show in all their decorative detail the typical inspirations of nineteenth century art with their gothic details, their arcades, their flora decoration, etc. etc.

In 2009, City Hall published at their web site www.pamplona.es a part of the Documentary Heritage of the city, which consisted of a documentary series of Sanfermin posters from the XIX and XX centuries, with the aim of making available to the citizens of Pamplona some examples of the heritage to be found in the Municipal Archives of the city. As from today, this series is now further completed with these additional 15 posters which reflect the growth of this voguish concept of modern poster design.

The series of posters are divided in two periods: the first between the years 1846 and 1877, where local artists, working in lithographical firms in Pamplona, offered their outlines to City Hall and the second period between 1880 y 1900, when lithographic firms from Barcelona, Madrid or Zaragoza were the ones to carry out these poster designs.

You can check out our historic gallery here, with various Sanfermin posters from as early as 1881.

Jesús Montes autor del Cartel de la Feria del Toro de 2014

Jesús Montes Iribarren es el autor del cartel de la Feria del Toro de 2014. Esta mañana se ha presentado en la Casa de Misericordia la obra de este reconocido autor que nos presenta media plaza de toros en óleo sobre tablex. Ha llamado la atención que está exenta la figura del toro, una situación en la que el autor ha querido crear cierta expectación ante la proximidad del animal. La biografía del autor la puedes descargar aquí. El 5 de julio, Jesús Montes inaugurará una exposición en su casa estudio de Ciga con gran presencia de su obra con temática taurina.

Estas han sido las explicaciones que han llevado a la comisión de arte de la Casa de Misericordia para escoger al autor y las del representante del autor para dar contexto a la obra.

Este cartel es el número 55 de los que que encarga la MECA para la que será la Feria del Toro número 59 de las que organiza este entidad. Los carteles se venden por 3 y 2 euros en formatos grande y mediano en la casa de misericordia y la tómbola. En junio nos presentarán los carteles completos con toreros y días correspondientes para cada ganadería.


Equipazo, cartel de Sanfermin 2014

“Equipazo”, (‘great team’) the image created by Ignacio Domenech from Alicante will be the poster for Sanfermin for 2014, after receiving the backing of 879 voters (25% of the total number of voters) sent in by Pamplona citizens listed on the official census list and who have had the opportunity of casting their votes from a listing of eight finalist posters.

As the author himself explained at the press conference offered by the Mayor of Pamplona, Enrique Maya, the design deals with a vectored illustration where spot inks were used and in which the image of a woman was conscientiously inserted. The decision to include a woman was something which had been on his mind and which was wholly endorsed when he read from Alcoi this post from Sanfermin.com about the theme. Equally, he insists that he did not want to offend the image of Hemingway in any way when he drew him holding the horn of a bull.

Domenech, a regular visitor to the Sanfermin fiestas, revealed that he had first thought of inserting a selfie on the poster, but in the end he rejected this idea.

Press conference in spanish with the author.

Ignacio Domenech Payá was born on the 12th of August, 1988 in the town of Alcoi in the province of Alicante. He has a higher qualification in Graphic Design from the Escola de Disseny i Art – the School of Design in Barcelona. Currently, he is working as a freelance graphic designer. Last year one of his poster designs won the design competition to announce the 128th edition of the Parade of The Three Wise Men at the Feast of the Epiphany in Alcoi. The style of the poster confirms a constant fidelity found in the work of Domenech, as can be seen at his webpage.

Equipazo quickly became the favorite of the eight finalists as was pointed out in Sanfermin.com some days ago, based on the number of reproductions of the videos. A curious fact this year is the large presence of designers from outside Navarra – a total of six from the eight finalist entries.

3, 474 citizens voted in the competition – 1, 400 less than last year. As the Mayor, Mr. Maya, pointed out at the press conference, this fact will need to be given some serious thought by the City Hall organizers of the competition.

1. Equipazo (Ignacio Domenech, from Alcoi). 879 votes (25, 3%)
2. 7+7=14 (Estefanía de Paz Asín, de Pamplona). 707 votes (20,3%)
3. Déjate atrapar (Eloy Antoñanzas Molina, Pamplona) (631 votes(18,16%)
4. Rey de Sanfermines (Manuel Jesús Rivero Fernández, Córdoba). 515 votes
5. Con mucho amor (Jon Artetxe Artabe, de Areatza, Bizkaia). 488 votes
6. San (Aner Hernández Barrenetxea, Mutriku). 131 votes
7. Pañoleta y Asta (Julio Redondo Muñiz, Jerez). 102 votes
8. Afilado (José Luis Fernández González, Laviana-Asturias). 21 votes

This is the opinion of the technical jury panel about the winning design (spanish).

Equipazo, cartel de Sanfermin 2014

English version HERE.

“Equipazo”, del autor alcoyano Ignacio Domenech será el cartel de Sanfermin para 2014, tras recibir 879 adhesiones (25% del total) en la votación popular llevada a cabo en los últimos días entre los empadronados en Pamplona.

Según ha explicado el propio autor en la comparecencia ofrecida junto al alcalde de Pamplona Enrique Maya, se trata de una ilustración vectorizada en la que ha usado tintas planas y en la que deliberadamente ha querido incluir una mujer. Esta decisión de incluir una mujer era algo que ya tenía en mente, pero que vio refrendada al leer este post de Sanfermin.com sobre el tema. Igualmente, aseguró no haber pretendido ofender la figura de Hemingway por retratarlo tocando el cuerno de un toro.

Domenech, habitual en las fiestas de Sanfermin, desveló que pensó reflejar un selfie en el cartel, pero que finalmente lo descartó.

Equipazo era el cartel favorito, tal y como ya contamos en Sanfermin.com hace unos días basándonos en las reproducciones de los videos.

Esta es la opinión del jurado técnico sobre la obra.

Y estas son todas las obras finalistas de la que ha salido la ganadora.