NGJ to Host Reggae Poster Benefit Auction for Alpha Boys Home – November 11

The NGJ is pleased to support and host the upcoming auction of the posters in its current World-a-Reggae exhibition, which follows on the closure of that exhibition on Sunday, November 11. All proceeds from the auction will go to Alpha Boys School in recognition of its seminal role in the development of Jamaican music. The press release is below and the auction catalogue can be downloaded here: Reggae_Poster_auction_catalogue. All estimates are in Jamaican dollars.

The Alpha Boys School and the International Reggae Poster Contest are very pleased to announce the auction of the top posters from the contest, including special contributions from renowned poster artists, will be held on November 11 at the National Gallery of Jamaica in downtown Kingston.

Michael Thompson (screen print) – one of the posters up for auction!

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Alon Braier (Israel) – winner of the First International Reggae Poster Contest

Alon Braier

Alon Braier is the winner of the First International Reggae Poster Contest and one of the artists featured in the NGJ’s upcoming World-A-Reggae exhibition.

Alon Braier is a 28 years old freelance illustrator based in Jaffa, Israel. He graduated in 2010 from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, with one semester in Maryland Institute College of Art. In the last two years he has been working with a vast variety of clients, including several magazines, high tech companies, advertising agencies and design studios. Along with being a graphic designer, Braier is also a musician, skilled with both the saxophone and bass guitar. He played with several local Reggae bands and attended Reggae festivals and jam sessions in north Israel.

Alon Braier – first place entry, First International Reggae Poster Contest

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World-A-Reggae (September 30-November 10, 2012)

The National Gallery of Jamaica is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, World-A-Reggae: The 100 Best Entries from the First International Reggae Poster Contest, which will open to the public on Sunday, September 30 at 11 am.

Established and organized by the Jamaican, US-based poster artist Michael Thompson and the Greek poster artist Maria Papaefstathiou, the First International Reggae Poster Contest was launched in December 2011, on the theme “Towards a Reggae Hall of Fame: Celebrating Great Jamaican Music”, and the call for entries was circulated globally, mainly by means of social media. By the deadline for entries in April 2012, the organizers had received a total of 1142 entries by 678 designers from 80 countries, on themes inspired by, and in tribute to, Jamaican music.

Alon Braier, Israel – 1st place winner

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