Posters by a few artists closely associated with Močvara will be displayed. Much like it has become defined by its musical and social content over the past 20 years of operation, the Močvara Club from Zagreb has become visible among the public with the unique and recognisable design of visual materials used to promote the club and its programmes.
From the very beginning, Močvara’s visual identity was based on the amazing illustrations by Igor Hofbauer Hof, and the graphic design works of the late great Ivica Baričević Bara. Hof’s illustrations are still the first thing that comes to mind when discussing the club and its activities, whether in Zagreb and Croatia or abroad. Besides the two of them, the club’s visual aspect has been expanded and enhanced by the illustrator Ivan Eror and the designers Tomislav Turković, Tomislav Vranić, Danijel Sikora, Marko Matošić, Slobodan Alavanja, Darko Kujundžić, as well as a slew of recent talent, including Lovro Škiljić, Benjamin Beljan, Željka Tkalčec, Ena Jurov, Krunoslav Nemčić Rakun, the This Town Needs Posters (Sven Sorić, Hrvoje Spudić) collective…
The club’s posters have also achieved international acclaim. Some of the posters were featured in various international publications, such as the books Handwritten: Expressive Lettering in the Digital Age by Steven Heller, and Mirko Ilić and The Art of Modern Rock: The Poster Explosion, which showcased posters from the global club scene. Also, in addition to interviews with Igor Hofbauer, Slobodan Alavanja, and Darko Kujundžić, they were also published in the book Design and Independent Culture, courtesy of the portals Kulturpunkt.hr and UPI 2Mbooks, as part of the In Focus project. Močvara’s posters have also been displayed at several exhibitions (Milan – promotion of the book, The Art of Modern Rock, Athens – 11th International Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean,…).
Since 1995., the URK Association for the Development of Culture and the Močvara Club have printed over 1500 posters. This exhibition will showcase a small, but carefully selected number of posters, which have visually represented Močvara’s activities over the years.
The exhibition will be open to the public from 14 to 17 September from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Exportdrvo.