CIIPE – COLORADO INTERNATIONAL INVITATIONAL POSTER EXHIBITION
CIIPE - Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition remains the only international poster exhibition of its kind in the United States and one of a growing number of similar exhibitions in the world. First organized in 1979 by the Colorado State University (CSU) Department of Art's highly regarded graphic design unit, the exhibition brings outstanding examples of international poster design to an American audience by inviting entries from distinguished poster artists around the world. In addition to the work of a selected Honor Laureate that is highlighted, each exhibition features posters created by 70 artists from about 25 countries.
Each artist submits two copies of up to two posters, resulting in exhibitions approaching 200 posters. One copy of the poster is exhibited and sold, while the other copy becomes a part of the International Poster Collection in the CSU Libraries.in the CSU Libraries. With the variety of subjects, viewpoints, and techniques that the posters represent, both the exhibition and the collection are excellent sources of education, enlightenment, and enjoyment.
2017 - Honor laureates and Judges Exhibition: Joe Scorsone and Alice Drueding
The 20th biennal Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition – the only exhibition of its kind in North America featuring the world’s top poster artists and designers – returns to CSU Sept. 20 with a lecture in the University Center for the Arts by honor laureates Joe Scorsone and Alice Drueding, whose work will be shown in the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art. The main opening for CIIPE, hosted by the Department of Art and Art History, will be held Sept. 22 in the Visual Arts Building and Lory Student Center’s Curfman Gallery, where posters also will be on display until Nov. 3.
“Since 1979, the goal of this show has been to expose CSU and the surrounding community to these leading international designers,” said CIIPE co-director and coordinator Jason Frazier, assistant professor of graphic design. “The 20th exhibition is sure to have an impact.”