Jan Luzar

Press

Everyday the media provides information from all over the world. Whether plane crashes or breast augmentation, nothing remains unmentioned. Because of the large amount of information there is no more time to question the content. Did it really happen? Is the image real? Who wrote the article? How precise was the research? Is the statement true? We should not trust everything the media presents us.

Germany
2015

Elmer Sosa

Ups!

Mother Earth does not belong to us, we belong to her, the damage we do, we do it to ourselves. Deforestation is one of the strongest damage and more difficult to solve. Do you want to continue deforesting? Are you sure?

Mexico
2012

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

Michael Reichen

Vicious circle

Being stuck in a fundamental inerrant religious pattern and therefore feeling infallible and unmistakable, prone to evading one’s responsibility.

Switzerland
2016

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

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

Julia Löffler

Toungeless

In Turkey activists and journalists are arrested and silenced.

Germany
2017

Tony Futura

Hangers-on (hangers-on are half nazis)

Not considering yourself a Nazi does not mean you’re allowed to be rassistic towards others in public. Same as the sentence „I don’t have anything against foreigners, but …“ often ends with the complete opposite opinion. This is a poster to remind all the concerned citizens on what the other people really think about their behaviour.

Germany
2016

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

Javier Pérez

The cruelty of female genital mutilation

Female genital mutilation is a terrible situation for women, especially in Africa.
In this procedure knifes, razors or scissors are used.

Ecuador
2013

Toshifumi Kawaguchi

Radioactive Milk

Nuclear disaster contaminates many food such as milk, mushrooms, fish, vegetables, meats, fruits, rice, tea and etc. Once it happens, it will make the nature continue to be contaminated because of long half-lives of radioactive materials (those of Sr-90 and Cs-137 are about 30 years). Unstable damaged Fukushima nuclear power plants still emit radioactive materials to the environment. I live in Tokyo, and like many other people I have had fears for invisible radiation since last year, which was often invoked when I thought what to eat. I have expressed in this poster what I have felt in this pessimistic daily life. Nuclear power is very destructive to both the nature and our lives.

Japan
2012

Stefan Aebi

Helvetia

The Swiss popular initiative “Against mass immigration”, launched by the national conservative swiss peoples party, was accepted by a majority of the electorate (50,3%). It aims to limit immigration through quotas. This not only causes a loss of image, but threatens the bilateral treaties between the European Union and Switzerland. It’s a shame.

Austria
2014

Lilly Urbat

ABCDemocracy

The poster is about the connection between education and democracy. A fair world is only possible if all people are responsible and capable of understanding and producing content matter. No one may be left out.

Germany
2012

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

Mario Kupcevsky

Maybe it’s yourself?/(Blame Loop)

We like to blame others, but… Everyone else is poisoning the environment, but… I’m not going to stop flying log distance, drinking from plastic cups, or get rid of my car. (It’s often the right-wing that loves to place the blame on others, and get offended when their own hypocrisy is unmasked).

Germany
2018

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

Julien Joliat

Innocent

„Love your neighbor“ seems to have another meaning

Switzerland
2012

Miguel Angel Rangel

Identity

This poster was made to talk about the absence of opinion and judgment of the people. The crisis of identity when a person just repeats and follows directions without a real personal point of view. We can see this in current social and political movements, which people blindly follow because this is the “correct form” but don’t really question anything.

Mexico
2017

Nikodem Pregowski

»Be a hero«

Be active, be aware, be of good cheer, be kind, be ready, be smart, love other people, take on responsibility, BE A HERO!

Poland
2015

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

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

Timo Meyer

Dumping kills

Quality has it’s price. “The cheaper the better” devalues work, talent and good quality products. Food for a few cents, a shirt for 5 and a logo design for 20 Euros – predatory pricing, price dumping (and connected to that wage dumping) kills quality and businesses.

Germany
2014

Reza Abedini

Unity in Diversity

Iran
2010

Touraj Saberivand

Offrica

Everything is On, everybody is On, everywhere is On
I wish Africa was On.

Iran
2011

Martin Wundsam

Kirchenkultur

Unter Verwendung eines heute doppeldeutig klingenden Meisner-Zitates aus den jährlichen Soldatengottesdiensten im Kölner Dom wird die Sakralisierung des modernen Kriegsapparates und zugleich die sexualisierte Gewalt in der Kirche ins Bild gesetzt. Erst ein genauer Blick – etwa auf den Verlauf der Soutanenknöpfe – erschließt die Abgründe der Bildmitte. Der priesterliche Amtsträger selbst ist gesichtslos, auf dem Hintergrund der liturgischen Farbe der Bußzeit dominiert ein Schwarz ohne Zukunft.

Germany
2011

Bartholomäus Zientek

Listen Son

The menu of the media. (Recap of last years most notable issues as a single headline)

Germany
2017

Kai-Uwe Niephaus

Intangible

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

Germany
2014

Anett Eszteró

FIND

The message of my poster titled Find (or Lelet in Hungarian) is that if humanity will not change in its attitude towards the environment, then the legacy that left on Earth will be only the accummulated heaps of garbage. Waste that takes ages to break down and the overuse of plastics are becoming more and more important topics, in my opinion. My poster is meant to bring attention to this problem.

I would like environmental pollution to become our history and for humankind to strive to eradicate even its memory for the future generations.

Hungary
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

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