Germany Austria Switzerland

Wed, 18.10.2017–Sun, 25.02.2018

MAK Works on Paper Room

This year’s winning entries in the competition 100 BEST POSTERS 16: Germany Austria Switzerland, chosen by a panel of internationally renowned experts, are to be presented in an exciting show in the MAK Works on Paper Room.

“The talents who succeed in establishing a new aesthetic, who are repeatedly selected year after year, become representatives of a new form of the classical. New trends know no boundaries, every generation owes it to themselves to break with the norms of the previous generation, to devise new codes, to identify themselves with the break, even if these revolutions are ultimately only considered to be developments when viewed from a distance,” comments the chairman of this year’s jury, Alain Le Quernec.

The panel of experts––comprising Alain Le Quernec (Quimper, France; chairman), Eva Dranaz (Vienna), Markus Dreßen (Leipzig), Stefan Guzy (Berlin), and Martin Woodtli (Zurich)––made their selection from a total of 2 116 posters. The competition attracted submissions by 632 designers. Among the 100 top posters and poster series were 52 triumphant projects from Switzerland, 46 from Germany, and two from Austria: studio OrtnerSchinko (Linz) and Benjamin Buchegger from studio Beton – Gruppe für Gestaltung (Vienna/Salzburg/Leipzig) convinced the panel of experts with two completely different graphic approaches.

Responsible this time around for the catalogue’s corporate design, web visuals, and all printed materials is Yuan Wang.

The exhibition will be accompanied by the catalog 100 Beste Plakate 16. Deutschland Österreich Schweiz/100 Best Posters 16: Germany Austria Switzerland, Verlag Kettler, Dortmund 2017. Available at the MAK Design Shop and online at MAKdesignshop.at for € 30.80.
A cooperation between the MAK and the association 100 Beste Plakate e. V.

Curator: Peter Klinger, Deputy Head, MAK Library and Works on Paper Collection

Curator Guided Tours 

Thu, 19.10.2017, 4 p.m.
Thu, 23.11.2017, 4 p.m.
Thu, 18.1.2018, 4 p.m.

with Peter Klinger, Deputy Head, MAK Library and Works on Paper Collection

MAK Design Kids

Sat, 21.10.2017, 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm registration no longer possible
Sat, 18.11.2017, 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm registration no longer possible
Sat, 06.01.2018, 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm registration no longer possible
Big and Loud
Workshop for 8- to 12-year-olds (unaccompanied)
Participation fee: € 8
Limited number of participants
SOS—the MAK Design Kids workshops desperately need a poster! And we think it should be big and loud! Together with a real-life graphic designer, we will find inspiration and equip ourselves with the necessary know-how in the exhibition 100 BEST POSTERS 16: Germany Austria Switzerland. What needs to go on a poster? What is it made up of? What limitations are there? Then we will work together to design the biggest poster in the whole of the MAK—and use our combined strength to hang it up in the Columned Main Hall!


Sat, 28.10.2017, 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm registration no longer possible
Sat, 25.11.2017, 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm registration no longer possible
Sat, 27.01.2018, 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm registration no longer possible
Sat, 24.02.2018, 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm registration no longer possible
52 + 46 + 2 Sheets of Paper
Workshop for the whole family (ages 4 and older)
Attendance fee: € 4,50 per child
Reduced admission for accompanying adults 

During a tour of the exhibition we try to work out what the posters are advertizing. Then we pick our personal winner and do the same with posters that you design yourself in the MAK. 

Opening Hours

Tue 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
Wed–Sun 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Mon closed


€ 12 / reduced € 9
Free admission for children and teens under 19

Tuesdays 6–10 p.m. admission € 5
Family ticket € 15
(two adults and at least one minor child up to 14)

Vienna 1900-Combined Ticket
€ 20 / reduced € 16
valid for MAK and Leopold Museum

Guided Tours

MAK TOURS – every Saturday at 11 a.m. a tour through the MAK in German; every Sunday at noon in English.

Attendance fee: € 3,50 per person (1 h),  € 5  per person (1,5 h), except children up to 6 and holders of  “Hunger auf Kunst und Kultur-Pass”

Special and Group Tours

by advance booking
Gabriele Fabiankowitsch, Head of Educational Program and Guided Tours
T +43 1 711 36-298
(Mon–Fri 10 a.m.–4 p.m.),


Multimedia Guide

for Vienna 1900, Asia, Carpets: € 2

Or download the app for free to your own tablet (iOS and Android)!

Barrier Free Access

Elevator and toilets at the entrance Weiskirchnerstraße 3




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