Michael Allocca

Everything legal. Everything clean.

Don´t worry. You can be sure that German authorities and agencies will pursue their work with absolute thoroughness and order. All work procedures are kept to as required, so an archiving of all files and records in an exemplary manner can be guaranteed.

Germany
2013

Selcuk Ozis

Coffins

The explosion of the Chernobyl nuclear power station was the worst industrial accident of any kind in history. Tens of thousands of people have died, and there is more death to come.. Nuclear power’s waste is deadly, causes cancer and genetic mutations, and there is no known way to permanently contain, dispose or neutralize it. Building more reactors simply means death.

Turkey
2015

Kathrin Baumgartner

Let your opinion out

Everyone has the right to a voice. Give your opinion a “reason” to be heard. Stand to your opinion even if not everyone accepts it. Say what you think, even if censorship might prevent you from doing so.

Italy
2014

Moises Romero

Education for all

We need to find solutions for making sure that no children are excluded from schooling, educative systems, poverty alleviation, human rights.

Mexico
2012

Agnieszka Popek-Banach & Kamil Banach

Freedom of speech

“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”

Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948

Poland
2014

Tina Koepf, Nicole Kanschat, Sophia Goetschl

Rückgrat

Unsere Arbeit lässt sich schnell beschreiben: Dinge, die wir scheiße finden. Und die mussten einfach mal gesagt werden.
Da Wut in der Regel subjektiv ist haben wir Wörter aus unserem Sprachgebrauch, hauptsächlich Eigenkreationen, verwendet. Die verschobene Optik und die Farbigkeit unterstützen diesen Ansatz und machen agressiv/unruhig, wenn man das Plakat länger ansieht.

Germany
2011

Payam Abdolsamadi

Is Silvio Berlusconi gone?

Populists are increasing throughout the Europe from different parties. Their success is symptomatic of the weakness of European political parties and party systems.

Finland
2012

Jan Aniobi

No Posters. Discussions!

The poster takes up on the design of typical german prohibition signs and their language. There are many prohibition signs in Germany and the yellow ones with black borders are a common sight. Often applied to guard against trespassing or to keep people from putting up posters.

The signal effect and imperative nature of these signs is retained in order to play with familiar visual patterns. The command „Diskutieren statt plakatieren!“ could roughly translate to „No Posters. Discussions!“

On the surface „Diskutieren statt plakatieren!“ looks like a prohibition sign but beneath that is a demand for a more nuanced culture of discussion beyond slogans and the language of campaigning.

Germany
2016

Lilia Kraus

What a wonderful world

This poster was designed to show the double moral in treating animals.
Kids are raised by their parents with books showing cute farm animals and happy people.
A wonderful world is presented to them, in which people and animals live in harmony.
On contrary the cute little pigs, sheep, and chicken are not given any second thought when they make it onto our bread for breakfast or into our dishes for lunch and dinner. We live in an illusion of a harmonic world created by ourselves, keeping our eyes shut for the harm that is done to animals.

Germany
2014

Klara Forner

(K)ein Blatt vor den Mund nehmen. *

It is so comfortable to be dependent. Laziness and cowardice let people follow others’ opinions and aims. Governments or companies can use us for their benefits. The more we keep silent, the more others raise their voices. It is so uncomfortable to have an own opinion. The shame is liberated; the thoughts are covered by leaves: The poster shows the change of censorship in our society.

*»Kein Blatt vor den Mund nehmen«(literally: Not putting a leaf in front of your mouth.) means to speak out liberate, directly and shameless.

Germany
2015

Daniel Kreutz

Olympics – Only authentic with rings!

Wrestling belongs to the Olympic Games, as the rings to the Olympic symbol.

Germany
2013

Simone Karl

Ironing and getting ironed

Despite great progress in equality between man and woman in everyday life a woman is often confronted and degraded in the planning of her future and career or in the family circle with outdated gender thinking.
This poster is a play on words with sexist elements that degrades a woman on the role of a housewife and a sex object. The poster “Ironing and getting ironed” is an exaggerated confrontation with the still often disparagingly rated life of a woman.
The woman irons well-behaved the laundry and indicates at the same time by her bare breasts that she can always be ironed. “Ironed” is a German dialect meaning: “Getting fucked”.

Germany
2014

Agnieszka Ziemiszewska

Political Views

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Poland
2014

Andrew Lewis

Tired

Canada
2010

Lea Lippelt

Handmade

Many of the things we wear are made by kids. Child labour is still an issue and can not be forgotten about. This what I want to draw attention to with my poster. Clothing sold in Germany may also be made by children. The dress I used is meant to show that no matter how beautiful an item may be, it might come from a place that is just the opposite.

Germany
2012

Payam Abdolsamadi

United colors of iranian women

Iranian women are forced to wear veil which should be cover the hair and body. When a person doesn’t have minimum of liberty to choose her dress, how could she be a dynamic person?This person with a such a black background couldn’t be effective in the social,economical,political,arenas of her life.But our Iranian women don’t desist from the struggle-our coloured revolution fight without violence.

Finland
2011

Tobias Röttger, Susanne Stahl & Bernhard Schmitt

Mortadella

How can you seriously be upset about ingredients in food, if you are not willing to pay a fair price for it?

Germany
2013

Antonio de Oliveira Netto

Death Blow

This poster reflects our neglect with the planet present situation, the unnecessary excessive pollution that we generate and the direction we are taking.

Brazil
2012

Fabiola Vera

Hunger

Hunger is a social problem that exists throughout the world, physically and mentally.  Mankind not only needs money to live, you need it for food, to survive, to feed the soul of motivation and to succeed. You need food to protect your family from disease. Without food mankind has no sense to survive in this globalized world of the wealthy.

Mexico
2012

Burkhard Hauke

Arwutreichtum

Reicher Mann und armer Mann
standen da und sah´n sich an.
Und der Arme sagte bleich:
‚Wär ich nicht arm, wärst du nicht reich.’

(Bertolt Brecht)

Germany
2011

Mahtola Wittmer, Siiri Tännler, Capsara Flury

Ungleichgewicht

Menschen neigen dazu, Schwächere zu ihren Gunsten auszubeuten. In jedem von uns steckt ein kleines Stück dieses Menschenpopcorn fressenden, gesichtslosen Monsters.

Switzerland
2011

Tamara Wirth

Paul

A twelve year old boy with a toy gun has been shot in a playground in Cleveland, Ohio, by two policemen.

Germany
2016

Chris Chew

Fuck the Wage Gap

In 2015, women in the United States were paid roughly 79¢ for every dollar men were. While this image depicts one regional statistic, the broader objective is to call attention to the myriad injustices faced predominantly by women in the workforce. In addition to unequal pay, issues like sexual harassment, biased dress codes, and lack of paid and/or adequate family leave continue to plague workers throughout much of the world.

USA
2016

Niko Singer

Fadeout

According to Wikipedia, there are more than 30 ongoing military conflicts all over the world – excluding riots like the current ones in Turkey. Most of the conflicts are still faded out from public attention, even though social media puts us into the position of observers and confidants.

Germany
2013

Sebastian Iwohn

Alone?

Don´t be careless – be careful!

Germany
2012

Christopher Biel

Forced

By law we are free. Free to decide to accept an offer and use it or not. This freedom of use is not permitted by the GEZ, in this case we are forced to pay for something whether we use it or not.

Germany
2013

Matthias Diedrichs

Pure life

Nestlé ist Branchenführer im riesigen Markt der Flaschenwasser-Hersteller. Entgegen ihrem Image als umweltbewusster und ressourcenschonender Trinkwasserversorger, kauft Nestlé Nutzungsrechte an Wasservorkommen für wenig Geld, schließt die lokale Bevölkerung vom direkten Bezug der Ressource aus ‒ nur um ihnen anschließend das selbe Wasser, verpackt in Plastikflaschen, wieder zu verkaufen.

Dies alles geschieht zudem ohne Rücksicht auf die Umwelt, Beispielsweise wenn das Unternehmen die Quellen zusätzlich anbohrt um mehr Wasser als auf dem natürlichen Wege zu gewinnen. Dabei trocknen ganzen Landstriche aus, Ernten bleiben aus, ganze Ökosysteme sterben und Quellen haben keine Zeit sich wieder zu regenerieren.

In dem Bewusstsein, dass wahrscheinlich bereits 2025 ca. 3 Milliarden Menschen unter Wassermangel leiden werden, treibt Nestlé die Privatisierung und auch Monopolisierung dieser wichtigen Ressource stetig voran. Leider wird über dieses Thema nur sehr wenig berichtet und gesprochen.

Für mein Plakat habe ich das Logo von Nestlé der Realität angepasst, und den Slogan von „Good Food, Good Life“ zu „Control Water, Control Life“ umgewandelt. Wer das Wasser kontrolliert, kontrolliert das Leben.

Germany
2011

Reza Abedini

Unity in Diversity

Iran
2010

Mehdi Pourian

Capitalism

As a graphic designer the basis of my art-work is often world issues that bother me. Recession is one of these matters for which I designed my poster titled Capitalism. Colorful hats are metaphors of a Capitalist society which invisibly deceives its members and as a result, economic pressure is born. The culture industry produces the cultural commodity which is the sale of similar mass produced goods. This industry produces these products based on the human perception of life. The net result is anti-enlightenment or public manipulation to ensure and limit independent thought, thinking, and judgment. All this is achieved by the culture industry while making the masses believe that this is new and exactly what they’re looking for. The result forces the public to conform to the system and capitalism at large and prevents critical thinking.

Canada
2012

Klaus Pinter

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Austria
2012