Open Cities - Madrid Gráfica






After the great success of previous editions of Madrid Gráfica, DIMAD and Madrid City Council, supported by the Business Forum for Madrid, call on graphic designers from all over the world to take part in the poster exhibition of this new edition under the Motto: Ciudades Abiertas / Open Cities.


The deadline has already expired, thanks to all the participants! A professional selection committee, with Lex Drewinski, Rico Lins and Sébastien Marchal, have selected up to 100 posters* that will be on display in two of the most emblematic squares of the city center: Plaza de Oriente and Plaza Juan Goytisolo (Reina Sofía Museum).
*Find the best rated ones on the top of the following web page.

What is Open Cities

“The cities everyone wants to live in should be clean and safe, possess efficient public services, be supported by a dynamic economy, provide cultural stimulation, and also do their best to heal society’s divisions of race, class, and ethnicity.”, Richard Sennet.


The content of this new open call will move around Cities restored as spaces for opportunities for all. And “Open Cities” should be both the content and motto to be included – in the chosen language- in all the posters.


This sixth edition of Madrid Gráfica wants to focus on the idea of ​​cities as open places again, full of possibilities for life and social and economic activity, after the long pandemic. Cities full of possibilities that, despite these uncertain times, offer an enormous number of life and work options, both for the citizens who already live in and for those who come in search of new paths and new opportunities.


The proposal for this year has as its obligatory motto “Open Cities”, which may be written in any language.  This motto on the posters can be accompanied by an image or group of images that describe the cities as open spaces and full of possibilities, giving designers the opportunity to fill the streets with positive messages:

The city as territory of opportunities

The city that opens back up

Cities that attract us

The magnet city

Cities where anything can happen

The city where everyone fits

Open cities where anything is possible



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