Maryam Khaleghi Yazdi

The new meaning of help

These days the meaning of help is changing in social and political fields. So you cannot rely on people. When you ask someone for help, you will often not get help without giving something in return. People want to achieve their own targets with their help or harm you.

Iran
2013

Tim Sonntag

Angela, the hustle is real.

It doesn’t matter if it‘s about the formation of government, another move toward police state or the amendment about same sex marriage, Angela Merkel is always up for surprises.

Germany
2018

Leonie Henze

Oh Happy Holidays

Digitalisation has changed our lives – and the way we communicate with each other. In some moments, it seems as if our mobile phones are making life really difficult for us. Then it’s just a matter of: heads up and smartphones down.

Germany
2019

Stefan Neubauer

Popo-listen

Hungary, Great Britain, France, USA, … The rise of populist politicians and parties is increasing worldwide. Time to hold a mirror up to the protagonists and supporters. Translation: Populisten – german for „populists“ / Popo – german for „bum“)

Germany
2017

Kathrin Scheller

Discount Carrier

Discount priced weekend or shopping trips via airplane have become part of life in Europe, but this is very bad for the climate. This hasn’t stopped us from flying more and more year after year. If the prices stay this low, the price we all must pay will be enormous.

Switzerland
2019

Katja Ivanchenko

Drone

As we all are glass people already, it does’nt make a difference when we present ourselves blatantly and liberal to drones. (Irony)

Germany
2015

Uli Schoedel

Artgerechte Haltung

Ach wie schön ist doch die Freiheit
im selbst gewählten Käfig.

Germany
2011

Andrea Schulz & Christoph Engelhard

Pay raise

Despite the social consensus for equality between women and men, the actual gender equality has still not really been enforced. There are many hidden and rather inconspicuous scenarios of gender discrimination, but one of the most obvious injustices is the difference in payment between men and women engaged in the same occupation. And this is only influenced by a small physical difference. And even more important: it doesn´t have any affect on the performance in any way. It´s just ridiculous, that´s why we want to put things right with this poster!

Germany
2013

Che Liang

Poach

1.  The Tibetan antelope is facing a massacre.
2. Shotguns are the embodiment of greed and ignorance.
3. No killing, no trading.

China
2012

Lazar Jeremic

No work and no future

Migration, unemployment & islamophobia: three of the current decade’s largest topics – especially in Europe. The poster, written from the perspective of a fictional Mohamed (the most common name in the world according to Wikipedia), highlights the bureaucratic and political difficulties of being a recently migrated foreigner seeking for employment: sitting in front of the typewriter, writing the same sentence over and over, slowly spiralling into madness and waiting for any future.

Switzerland
2019

Grit Fiedler

Greece

Das sinkende Schiff.
Es scheint ein finanzieller Tsunami durch Europa zu brausen. Indem wir die anderen retten, versuchen wir uns selbst zu retten, um in einem aussichtslosen Versuch der Schulden Herr zu werden.

Germany
2011

Ivan Tanús

I’m afraid when my dad comes home!

My poster represent the fear that children feels when they are abused from their own fathers. The poster is like the shoe of the father when he is coming home and at the same time is like the door of the home with the afraid eyes of the child.

Mexico
2016

Lex Drewinski

Globalisation

Ein gutes Plakat braucht keinen Anwalt, obwohl es selbst sehr oft diese Rolle übernehmen muß, indem es z.B. Menschenrechte in Schutz nimmt“.

Germany
2011

Deutsch name

test beitrag

englisch

Deutsch land
2019

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

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

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

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

Michael Kunz & Emanuel Heim

Rest

“Fisches Nachtgesang” poem by Christian Morgenstern

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Switzerland
2014

Mado Klümper 

On the other Side

Trying to reach the other side of the Mediterranean Sea, hoping to find a better life, refugees often pay a high price; their own lives. They might reach another side, but a side, which does not have landing shores.

Germany
2015

Melk Imboden

Gulf

Switzerland
2010

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

Florian Sommer

The state poster

An attempt to show the absurdity of government supervision with simple and minimal resources, and an appeal to everyone to rebel against it.

Germany
2013

Timo Meyer

If it bleeds, it leads

Action und Panik haben sich im Nachrichtengeschäft schon immer am besten verkauft, ganz nach dem Motto “If it bleeds, it leads”. Was mich enorm stört, ist dabei jedoch die immer aktivere Rolle der Nachrichtensender, die sich längst nicht mehr auf die reine Berichterstattung beschränken. Statt nur zu beobachten, betätigen sie oftmals sozusagen selbst den Abzug – ohne Rücksicht auf Verluste.

Germany
2011

Mado Klümper

Putinocchio

The character of Pinocchio, known for lying and making up stories, projected onto the Russian president Vladimir Putin.
A personality, who manages to betray the whole world. One significant example is the current crisis in the Ukraine.
A deceitful and seemingly cooperative attitude can sometimes be more violent than visible open brutality.

Germany
2014

Christian Richter

The Color of Care (NIVEA Beauté, 1998)

There are still many harmful and carcinogenic substances, such as parabens, formaldehyde releasers (diazolidinyl-urea and imidazolidinyl), propylene glycol, polyethylene glycol (PEG) derivatives or alumninium in cosmetics. What is being advertised is care and naturalness, but in reality the products are rather natural crude oil.

Germany
2014

Götz Gramlich

Zwischen den Zeilen

Germany
2010

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

EinKollektiv

Smile

Germany
2010

Peer Hempel

Scataract

Right-wing populist parties in Europe have been gaining strength for years. Simple answers to complex questions turn them into stars of the modern age. This poster is an appeal: Don’t trust anyone blindly!

Germany
2019