Sonja Hilfinger

Take a Pill

This poster shows the dependence of teens and young adults to social media. Services such as Facebook, Twitter und Co. have become an addiction, and seem to be increasingly seen as a requirement to live our lives.

Germany
2018

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

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

Anna Woelke

Go west go waste

Sei westlich – Sei verschwenderisch! 
Der gedankenlose Umgang mit unserem Essen ist nicht nur ein aktueller Trend, sondern hat eine lange Tradition in unseren Breitengraden. Bereits im Barockzeitalter wurden die Menschen durch die Lebensmittelsymbolik in sogenannten »Vanitas-Stilleben« ermahnt, ihre Essensgelüste zu mäßigen. An jener Maßlosigkeit hat sich aber nicht viel geändert. Wir leben heute in einem wahren Schlaraffenland: Eine Auswahl in XXL, 24/7 verfügbar, das Beste, das Neuste, immer frisch, immer billig. Und was wir nicht aufessen können, das schmeissen wir halt weg.

Germany
2011

Leah Wei

Pinocchio for President

 Say something truthful Donald, your nose is getting awfully long…

Canada
2018

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

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

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

Lex Drewisnki

Police

A poster dealing with the rising brutality of the police force.

Germany
2017

Julia Löffler

RIGHTS ISSUE

Who is deciding over rights?
Rights made for whom and by whom?
Can we categorize human beings by laws?
Is it sometimes just convenient to cling to paragraphs and thereby shirk responsibility?

Germany
2016

Maryam Azad

No Description!

This poster is about freedom of speech.
It is the inalienable right of every human being who is denied of his in some countries.
The dove with beak tied is the metaphor of man under pressure that he could not express his opinions freely.

Iran
2011

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

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

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

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

Christophe Gaudard

I’m watching you

Mickey spies children without parental consent The Walt Disney company has been fined to pay 3 millions dollars after that the Federal Trade Commission discovered that the Walt Disney company collected illegally informations about children registered on a children Disney website. About 1 million of children are concerned. This informations were used and published by an another Walt Disney online games website. For the americans laws, a website needs the parental consent if it want to collect, use or publish them. The FTC was very strong on this subject, telling that this kind of infractions are very serious and severely punished.

The poster shows an another unknown face of Walt Disney. Mickey is black, dirty, frightening with this big dripping sentence written on it, taken from the fiction “1984″ written by Georges Orwell telling the story of a supervised, secured and undercontrol society. This poster speaks about an another aspect of the “wonderful world of Walt Disney”!

France
2011

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

Leander Eisenmann

So true…!

Donald Trump is incessantly scattering messages around the globe – only a small part of which are true.

Caution is advised here, as lies are greedy and love to devour those who feed them.

Switzerland
2017

Max Hathaway

Dummy

Do what you want, devil may care, other people are none of my business.

Germany
2017

Max Hathaway

19-year-old Moroccan woman looked nervous as she waited in line at the land border crossing in Ceuta

When the guards put her suitcase through a scanner, they detected the boy curled up inside. Border officers detained the woman and, later, the child’s father at the same border crossing. The woman is married to the child’s father. A photograph taken of the scanners screen was distributed via the Associated Press and used to communicate the matter internationally. The section of the photograph containing the image of the boy was extracted, realigned, the brightness and contrast was adjusted and a color halftone filter applied.

Germany
2015

Timm Henger

Safety First

The old saying »throwing the baby out with the bath water« describes situations in which we take much too drastic actions than necessary.

Germany
2015

Aleksandra Gołebiewska

Chernobyl

The poster is about the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. It shows its negative effects on human health.

Poland
2015

Damla Polat

Plastic Ocean

Global disaster made by mankind.

Switzerland
2013

Touraj Saberivand

Offrica

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

Iran
2011

Michał Matoszko

Bad Poster

A poster based on a motif taken from the classic pop album cover – Michael Jackson’s Bad. I was inspired by characteristic pose, the title of the record and the singer’s penetrating look. When I thought about the series of Bad Posters, it was the first, completely natural idea that came to my mind. Punk, anarchist use and transformation of an existing theme, taken from pop culture. I simplify motif, leave only black shape and mysterious look. I tried to create mysterious, slightly grotesque, dark image with high power, simplicity and use appearance of a cult and controversial vocalist.

Poland
2019

Gorilla

East meets West

East meets West’ by Gorilla is a comment on the clash of Western and Middle East culture. In the West, there has been a lot of discussion about prohibiting traditional Eastern clothing like the burqa and the niqab. There seems to be a fear of the anonymous. On the other end of the scale, exhibitionism, voyeurism and pornography is becoming an increasingly dominant part of Western culture. One can question oneself what is more offending to the other.

Netherlands
2011

Vivien Staff

The Emptiness sickens me

Residential and commercial space has become a rare and expensive thing in cities. To achieve sustainable urban development one must properly handle resources, and this includes existing buildings. This is not a rational or social issue per say, but more a question of creating a space for fresh impulses. With the right amount of commitment, dedication and active involvement, we can create attractive new forms of utilization.

We must raise awareness of vacancy within the population of our cities, and this poster is designed to just that. The main message is aimed to make the issue up close and personal, by addressing us directly. The poster mourns the state of affairs, pressing us to change something about it.

Germany
2019

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

Anja Rausch

Hart wie Kruppstahl / As Hard as Steel

Hitlers quote about the german boy is well known all over the world. It is both naive and lowbrow at the same time.

Germany
2016