The competition was open to artists and designers under 35 years of age. The topics of the competition were linked to the St. Petersburg Museum of Bread – Russia’s unique museum dedicated to the history of bread and bread-baking. The Museum started in 1988 as a project of the city’s Bread-Baking Facility; its collection numbers over 16000 items.
The competition offered 3 categories:
Founded in 1988 St. Petersburg Museum of Bread presents the origins of bread baking (since the earliest history of land cultivation) showing how bread and pastry were stored, sold and consumed, as well as telling about various traditions and customs linked to bread consumption in Russian culture and in other cultures. In 2014 St. Petersburg Museum of Bread is moving to a new building. The task was to create a new ad poster for the museum that would emphasize the Museum’s unique character.
2. Poster for the ‘Bread Making Machines: from Grain to Bakery’ Exhibition
The exhibition is dedicated to various bread making machines and mechanisms. It will feature such objects as stone grain-bruisers and weight-pieces, elevators, windmills, water mills, hand mills, dough mixing machines, dividing and panning machines, conveyor transfer systems that take dough pieces to the oven; cooling racks; packaging machines; Russian stove; tandoor and ovens from old and modern bread-baking plants.
3. Poster for the ‘Taste of Bread Exhibition’
The exhibition aims at working with various associations and images bread evokes: bread of one’s childhood, bread from different countries, the way bread tastes in “hungry years”, bread for astronauts, bread drinks, ancient breads and many other things.
- Jonathan Barnbrook, graphic designer, UK
- Arne Kvorning, architect, designer, Head of the Kvorning Design & Communications, Denmark
- Kseniya Pozdnyakova, Head of Design at the Art Department of St Petersburg State University
- Alexander Timofeev, Head of St Petersburg Union of Designers
- Marina Yakovleva, Director of St Petersburg Museum of Bread
Category: Poster for the St. Petersburg Museum of Bread
1. Geo George, Dubai, United Emirates
2. Elizaveta Akimova, St Petersburg, Russia
3. Dmitry Belkin, Moscow, Russia
4. Egor Bogachev, St Petersburg, Russia
5. Elizaveta Kukushkina, St Petersburg, Russia
6. Maria Rumiantseva, St Petersburg, Russia
7. Nikita Timonin, St Petersburg, Russia
8. Klenova Zuzana, Prague, Czech Republic
Category: Poster for the ‘Taste of Bread Exhibition’
1. Dona Andrea, London, Great Britain
2. Harmon Sara Joy, Belaire, USA
3. Maksimovic Maja Draga, Belgrade, Serbia
4. Photopoulos Evi, Chania, Crete, Greece
5. Klenova Zuzana, Prague, Czech Republic
6. Galina Lukinskaia, St Petersburg, Russia
7. Anna Morozova, St Petersburg, Russia
8. Nikita Timonin, St Petersburg, Russia
Category: Poster for the ‘Bread Making Machines: from Grain to Bakery’ Exhibition
1. Chloe Finn, Thessaloniki, Greece
2. Dona Andrea, London, Great Britain
3. Iaroslava Sobolevskaia, St Petersburg, Russia
4. Syahri Rindang Pradita, Jember, Indonesia
5. Valeria Bazankova, Moscow, Russia
6. Ksenia Bystrova, St Petersburg, Russia
7. Elizaveta Kukushkina, St Petersburg, Russia
8. Natalia Tarasevich, Sochi, Russia
Twenty four best posters submitted to the competition will be presented at the exhibition in the St Petersburg Museum of Bread, 14 November – 14 December 2014, as part of the St Petersburg Biennale of Museum Design program.
About the Museum of Bread see: www.colobki.ru