The National Gallery of Jamaica’s exhibition, World-A-Reggae: the 100 Best Entries from the First International Reggae Poster Contest, has opened to the public in Kingston.
The First International Reggae Poster Contest was launched in December 2011 and by the deadline for entries in April 2012, the organisers had received 1,142 entries by 678 designers from 80 countries, on themes inspired by, and in tribute to, Jamaican music.
Israeli-based graphic designer Alon Braier won the 2012 contest for his "Roots Of Dub" poster [featured above]. The poster includes KING TUBBY, LEE "SCRATCH" PERRY and AUGUSTUS PABLO, and uses recurring circles to represent dub echoes.
Braier is a freelance illustrator and reggae musician living in Jaffa, Israel.
The National Gallery decided to host an exhibition of the 100 best entries from the contest, which will be shown along with a select number of contributed posters on the same subject, reggae, from the jury members.
THE ALPHA BOYS BAND performed at the opening of the exhibition on 30 September.