The "Nouveau Salon des Cent" portfolio consists of a
hundred posters created by one hundred of the best graphic designers
time, from 24 different countries including China, Japan, Mexico,
Brazil, Zimbabwe, the United-States and most of the European countries,
as a tribute to Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, for the Centenary of
death, 1901-2001. Initiated by the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum Partners'
Club. In cooperation with the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum of Albi.
printing was limited to only 380. The posters have been exhibited
in major museums and galleries around the world.
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The Designer - Xavier Bermudez
Born in Mexico City, 1953. Graphic designer and musician. He studied
graphic design at the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana (UAM)
in Mexico, and at the Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milan, Italy.
He studied music at the Conservatory Giuseppe Verdi with Glauco
He has been professor in different Universities of Mexico, Spain,
Canada and Argentina. In 1977, he founded Troje Taller, in 1987
the magazine Via Libre, in 1989 Trama Visual A.C., in 1990 the
International Biennale of the Poster in Mexico and in 1997 the
magazine Ludica. His work has been published in specialized international
magazines. Jury member of the 'Colorado Invitation Poster Exhibition
1993' USA, and of the 'Stage Poster Triennial' in 1996 at Sofia,
Bulgaria. Since 1992 he participates in relevant international
design exhibitions and collections. Nowadays, he works in his studio
'Matatena Visual', and runs the International Biennale of the Poster
'In principle, for me design continues being a fundamental tool
for human cohabitation. It organizes, facilitates, orients, optimizes
and educates. Design isn't neither fashion nor style. It is concepts
and application of our own language in a graphic form. It doesn't
worry me to hang on the new technologies, but rather to find new
design applications. So, to design a biennale,
an exhibition or a logotype has no difference in its basic principle.
Nowadays, new generations mistakenly believe that they are creating
something totally new, when I personally believe that graphic design
is the second oldest practice after procreation. Concerning this
matter, we must open a healthy discussion about the future of our
practice, helping this young people to learn the difference between
what is design and what is not design. We should worry much more
about keeping the good design principles.'