The first joint project involving the seven UNESCO Cities of Design – Berlin, Buenos Aires, Kobe, Montreal, Nagoya, Shanghai and Shenzhen, the CODE Poster Competition 2010 invited designers to define the visual identity of a UNESCO City of Design, expressing each city’s most distinctive aspects. The competition aroused great interest among creators, and a total of 807 posters were received from the seven participating cities.
The finalist and winning posters in the Montreal portion of the CODE international poster competition can be found on the website below. The Montreal posters were featured in an exhibition from September 9th to 12th 2010 at Atelier Punkt. Meanwhile, the 70 selected posters were exhibited together at UQAM's Centre de Design in June 2011 and presented in each of the UNESCO Cities of Design between June and December 2011. They were also displayed on the websites of the participating cities.