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Germany
2010

Melk Imboden

Gulf

Switzerland
2010

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

Steffen Bergemann

Fair play – FUCK OFF

Die Idee für mein Plakat entstand während der Präsidentschaftskandidatur Sepp Blatters für eine vierte Amtszeit als FIFA-Präsident.

Die FIFA stellt sich gerne als völkerverbindender, die Kulturen einender, Global Player dar. Was hinter verschlossenen Türen geschieht, hat allerdings nichts mit einem weltoffenen Unternehmen zu tun. Skurrile Entscheidungen werden von einem erlesenen Kreis von Funktionären getroffen: Die WM-Vergabe an Katar oder der Bau riesiger Stadien ohne nachhaltigen Nutzen für die Bevölkerung Südafrikas sind Beispiele dafür. Hier scheint es nur um das schnelle Geschäft und um maximalen Profit zu gehen. Die Korruptionsvorwürfe wollen nicht verstummen. Doch Kritik wird nicht geduldet, das System um jeden Preis erhalten.

Die Idee des globalen FAIR PLAY wird zum leeren Marketingversprechen. FUCK OFF ist meine Antwort darauf. Sie steht gleichzeitig für die Haltung der FIFA ihrem eigenem Claim gegenüber: Blatter hat ihn zu einer zynischen Worthülse degradiert.

Germany
2011

Jana Hofmann

Busy Bees

Busy Bees bust their backs, we barely notice busy bees kick the bucket, we barely notice busy bees become extinct, we’ll barely notice.

Germany
2014

Sebastian Iwohn

Alone?

Don´t be careless – be careful!

Germany
2012

Andreas Golde

Fiscal Compact

Is it about the currency or the human?

Germany
2013

Ulrike Würfel

Africa

It is the second largest continent of the world. More than 1.000.000.000 people live here, spread over 54 different countries. Its territory covers about 30.200.000 km² and is split up into 6 time zones. More than 2000 languages are spoken on this continent. But still, over and over again, we only talk about “Africa”.

Germany
2016

Truely He

Transgenetic Wheat

Has genetically modified food already shown up in your daily life? Are you enjoying horrible genetically modified food right now?
I do not believe that genetically modified technology can be perfect. Many examples are proving that our health is being threatened by the variations of plants’ DNA. Therefore, let’s pay close attention to the GM food around the world.

China
2013

Agnieszka Ziemiszewska

Political Views

No comment!

Poland
2014

Edyta Kurc

Golden Boy

Basic salary, tray, baptisms, weddings, funerals and carols – those are sources of priests earnings. But according to what they say, they earn as much as doctors and pay ten times lower taxes. That sound pretty good. Divine life!

Poland
2016

Lena Apelt

Kieler Plastik

There are millions of birds and hundreds of thousands of sea mammals dying around the world because of the waste in the oceans. A lot of animals confuse plastic particles with food and starve to death, the stomach full of plastic. For example there are 95% of fulmars dying with plastic in their stomachs (27 particles per bird).
I quote a poster from Pierre Mendell for the “Kieler Woche”, a sailing regatta and a big public festival at the German Sea. I changed the text and substituted the paper-sail by plastic-sail.

Germany
2014

Dariush Allahyari

War Notes!

To some of the leaders of the world the idea of war is the same as the music notes which they play whenever they want without considering the consequences, and as a result, countless civilians and soldiers die without a reasonable cause!

Iran
2016

Johannes Nathow

Buck the system!

Posters are made to transport certain information. Nowadays the free or politically motivated posters are decreasing. What we are left with are rejoicing advertisements and cheap ampaign slogans. My poster deals with this subject matter. Ambiguously arranged typography prompts to leave the everyday comfort zone behind and begin to challenge the information and pictures we are fed.

Germany
2012

Markus Matthäus Scholz

Eskapismus

A mass phenomenon and at the same time the image of Western societies:
The increasing escape into virtuality, constant availability and the risk of social deformity are the negative side effects of continuous use of mobile devices in modern times.

Germany
2014

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

Tobias Röttger & Susanne Stahl

A symbol of democracy

Election ink is a semi-permanent ink that is applied to the forefinger of voters during elections in countries where identification documents for
citizens are not always standardized or institutionalized.

Germany
2013

Sophia Pantev

Gesichtsbuch

Facebook wird immer mehr zu einem festen Bestandteil alltäglicher Kommunikation, doch wird dieses soziale Netzwerk oft eher unreflektiert genutzt. Neben anderen negativen Aspekten fiel mir vor allem die dortige Definition und der Umgang mit dem Wort »friend«, also »Freund« auf. Funktioniert Facebook nicht unter anderem, wie der Name schon sagt, als »Gesicht(sammel)buch«? Wie viele Menschen in seiner Freundesliste kennt man wirklich?

Germany
2011

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

Toan Vu-Huu

Xenophobia

Germany
2010

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

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

Fanny Oppler

No Time!

»Description? Sorry, no time!«

Switzerland
2015

Felix Kosok

Just A Game

Unerringly like a striker is chasing the ball, the big business that is the driving force behind world’s soccer is hit by one scandal after the other. But time and time again there is only the yellow penalty card for the ones responsible. The spectators as well as the players are to tacit complicity. It’s time for a dismissal!

Germany
2016

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

Thomas Deser

Clear Words

Unsolved Payments, which apparently nobody knows about. Corruption scandals cast a shadow over the world of soccer. My poster puts the trouble in explaining of the German Football Association in a nutshell by imitating the rhetorical skills of Franz Beckenbauer.

Germany
2016

Wyn Tiedmers

Swarm of Drones

In a not too distant future everybody might be a drone’s target. With countless cameras and even weapons on board a drone might be worse than any insect you´ve ever felt disturbed by.
Once they decide to attack you it will most likely be too late for a court hearing. So watch out for this dangerous man-made species as there won’t be much we can do once they´ve grown.

Germany
2014

Elham Hemmat

Life is not a battlefield

Solutions instead of fighting and arguing!
In this work fighting men and women are compared with poultry. Problems shouldn´t be resolved through fighting, but peaceful consultation.

Iran
2014

Till Kraschutzki

Simplemindedness is for the butt

The German word “Einfalt” (Simplemindedness), which denotes a certain narrowness of mind is made up composed of the word “ein” and the word “falt”.
So far “Einfalt” – following the word origin – is just something that applies to the human behind.

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