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

Michael Allocca

Standby Fukushima

Die Katastrophe für Mensch und Natur in Japan ist nur wenige Monate alt, aber medial weitestgehend schon wieder vergessen. Das Plakat soll uns das Schicksal und die noch ungeklärten folgen für Mensch und Natur wieder ins gedächtniss rufen. Zugleich weißt das Plakat auch darauf hin, das die atomare Katastrophe in fukushima nicht behoben quasi nicht “abgeschaltet” ist.

Germany
2011

Marina Gaertner

Wutbürger

„Wutbürger“ wurde zum Wort des Jahres 2010 gewählt. Mein Plakat gibt den Passanten nun die Möglichkeit, selbst zu einem zu werden und ihre eigene Meinung öffentlich zu machen. Nur Mut!

Germany
2011

Michael Kunz & Emanuel Heim

Rest

“Fisches Nachtgesang” poem by Christian Morgenstern

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Switzerland
2014

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

Benjamin Rein

Facepunch

What are you doing in the front of your computer?
Chatting with people you don’t know?
Get the hell out of here and meet your real friends!

Germany
2011

Piotr Depta-Kleśta

Ecce Homo

This poster is a commentary on the condition of the modern human. We are so very virtual.

Poland
2017

Leander Eisenmann

Truth Eclipse

Donald Trump darkens the truth by misusing it, piece by piece. In the end, even the shadows lie.

Switzerland
2017

Peter Brücker

Freedom

Immanuel Kant, Voltaire, David Hasselhoff, Joachim Gauck, James Doakes, …

Germany
2012

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

Peng Jun

Iron-Fisted Rule

The poster is based on the element of the fist, combined with the image of China’s national leader »Xi Jinping«. Xi Jinping is like a pioneer against corruption and wants to form an honest government and thus realizes the great dream of a powerful country.

China
2015

Leander Aßmann

Surveillance Act

YES WE SCAN! Sounds quite right, but obviously isn’t. President Obama’s claim changed its true meaning tragically overnight, when the whistle was finally blown. Mind the Gap!

Germany
2014

Zoé Hall

Form Follows Function

People are reduced to superficialities, which have nothing to do with the natural course of events. The (western) beauty ideal detaches itself from the original function of the human organism. This example refers to men, but the principle obviously counts for women too.

Switzerland
2015

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

Viviane Brücker

“When I grow up, I’m going to be a chicken nugget!“

After hatching, a small, innocent creature looks expectantly on his future life.
It has no idea how cruel his short existence will be, before it ends at a fast food restaurant.

Germany
2014

Kai-Uwe Niephaus

Intangible

Behind an invisible, yet strong curtain, anything seems possible.  Apparently.

Germany
2014

Zhang Yong

Women’s rights violation

Women have less legal rights so they become more often victims of violence. In many countries, in many areas there are no clear laws or regulations to punish domestic violence, although it is a common problem. Domestic violence is generally regarded as a private matter not to be accepted by national jurisdictions.

China
2013

Florian Anhorn

Mach was dich kaputt macht

How normal is the norm, and since when? Being sure of something and completely ignoring the fact seems to have become an everyday thing in these time.

 

Germany
2017

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

Sandra Gratz

Everywhere

The weapon of the western civilization is the surveillance. Nobody is safe – anywhere.

Germany
2015

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

Kleon Medugorac

Darfur

In Darfur a civil war has cost 300.000 human lives and let 2,5 million people to flee the country since 2003. The government backed mounted militias “Dschandschawid” destroy villages, massacring and raping the population. Famine and draught further worsen the lives of the people. In the media everyday life we don´t hear much about Darfur. Many can´t even place the word. Because of this “Darfur” for me stands for the injustice in the world that we don´t know about or possibly don´t want to know about. It might be worth it to reflect on what is truly important in life and the world.

Germany
2012

Maryam Khaleghi Yazdi

Chernobyl’s Gifts

One of the most important question in the world that doesn’t have any answer is: How much does it cost to develop the world? Please see the costs at this poster and judge!

Iran
2012

David Chénière

Ego

Rugged individualism is a common disease of our time. It is bound with selfishness and has many negative consequences at all levels. Excessive self-adoration leads to ignoring each other; each individual sees its own interests without consideration of the common good, while we live in a world, in which we are increasingly interdependent on each other.
To illustrate this idea, I chose to use an iconic image of pure beauty and transformed it thoroughly in order to create something monstrous. The belly button – is the center of the individual and moving it to the center of the Venuses face expresses this imbalance called “belly button gazing”.

France
2014

Christopher Scott

Dead Leaf

A dead leaf in the shape of South America and the holes in the leaf represent the deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.

Ireland
2011

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

Björn Karnebogen

The Truth About Nuclear Power

No. Thanks.

Germany
2017

Andreas Stettler

Ein / Aus

Es ist ganz einfach:
Kopf einschalten – AKWs ausschalten.

Switzerland
2011

Mado Klümper

Völlig Banane (totally off)

The dangerous demagogy of Donald Trump

Germany
2016

Björn Karnebogen

MUMMY is WISE

Angela Merkel is the Mum of all Germans. She is known for her signature gesture (forming a rhombus with her hands) and her coloured blazers. Along with her motto “there is no alternative”, it is clear: Mummy knows how it’s done.

Germany
2016