It was a privilege to design the main poster for the first Istanbul Design Biennale.
As Istanbul harbors some of the greatest historical, cultural, and city planning intricacies in the world, the theme "Imperfection" was chosen by the biennale's curators. The goal of this poster was to announce the event and the theme of Imperfection as loud and clear as possible, which also provided a good solution for carrying the message on various mediums with a modular system; it allowed us to recreate the same artwork for any aspect ratio, quickly.
The video below is made to illustrate my design process to create this poster. I iterated more than a hundred versions in various design concepts, such as using celebrity impersonators from casting agencies around Istanbul as the subject of imperfection or creating the typography out of 3D materials that are commonly used in the design industry.
I also created posters for the two main exhibitions within the organization, incorporating the theme of Imperfection into these two additional themes that were expositions of the main theme: Adhocracy and Musibet (Calamity) that supported the overall concept.