Julia Dettki

Clean-Cut Case Racism

Complexions are just colour fields, why would you get irritated by them? Why would you even segregate them or be hostile to them? Who decides from which colour field someone belongs to the good ones or the bad ones?
It is necessary to stop the segregation and bring those colours back together.

Germany
2014

Andrew Lewis

Tired

Canada
2010

Alberto Aguilar Cortes

A plastic home

Despite efforts to reduce plastics in households, the damage is already done, and the oceans are witnessing it. We must act soon and help our only home, the Earth.

Mexico
2023

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

Jiang Yinggui

What do we need?

What we need is the Statue of Liberty or the same God like Chairman Mao! What do we really need: Freedom? Democracy? Or a common culture of the world? I combined the Chinese and Western symbols to express the embarrassment of a reality show that brings all the confusion of the cultural differences.

China
2012

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

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

Nadine Bräunlin

Kinky Cliché

Queer is a collective term for sexual orientations that are not heterosexual, as well as any gender identities. As a queer person, you don’t have to follow all the stereotypical clichés of the scene. Be who you are.

Germany
2023

Trix Barmettler

MUTWUT!? A graphic designer loses her objectivity.

Diagnosis.

Switzerland
2015

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

Klaus Pinter

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Austria
2012

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

Carilla Karahan

Dead Flowers

What is more important: a plant or a power plant?

Turkey
2019

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

Mycha Schekalla

Sacred

The priest’s penis winds in treacherous christianity around its shelter. It covers criminals, blurres offenses and surpresses its pilgrimage victims. It preaches old concepts of misleading care and assured damnation in foul innocence. Free yourself from sin and bid welcome god’s seed, for that it thrives its roots in you.

Germany
2019

Elmer Sosa

Water

Water is considered a symbol of life. The waste of water reveals the danger of a total depletion of consumable water and the eventual death of mankind.

Mexico
2017

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

Michael Allocca

Guns don´t kill people, hoodies do

The case of Trayvon Martin, a 17 year old black teenager recently killed in Florida by George Zimmerman (an armed neighborhood watch captain) and the related comments about the dress codes of an especially black and Latin American youth illustrates how the Conservative mind in the U.S.A. works. Guns can never be the problem, so something else must be the problem.

Germany
2012

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

Laura Lauber

Leave the Everyday Behind

In this absurd and strange situation worlds collide. On the one hand you see tourists, looking for pleasure and relaxation and on the other hand refugees, risking their lives to escape war, persecution and distress. A scene where suffering of the „aliens“ cannot be ignored. The question is, however, why a legal and secure entry is not allowed to such people seeking protection.

Germany
2016

Daniel Kunze

Pornstick

The Age of the Selfies started long ago. Regardless of where we are or what we are doing, the only limit to seeing ourselves in our favorite pose, is the length of our own arm. Crafty inventors have become aware of this evolutionary disadvantage and developed the so-called »Selfie Stick«. It isn’t naive to imagine the suitable content, the quick-to-adapt porn industry will soon uncover for this new communication channel (just as they have done with Video, DVD, Internet, Google Glasses, etc.). Because at the end of the day, us selfie-junkies are our own private paparazzis, trying to capture our exposed selves.

Germany
2015

Philipp Niemeyer

I can´t see you anymore

Cities all over the world are becoming more and more invisible. They become invisible because of the smog we create to reach ever higher goals. But the smog destroys the basis of living and everything gets ugly and we grow ill – until we can’t see each other anymore.

Germany
2017

Lea Lippelt

Handmade

Many of the things we wear are made by kids. Child labour is still an issue and can not be forgotten about. This what I want to draw attention to with my poster. Clothing sold in Germany may also be made by children. The dress I used is meant to show that no matter how beautiful an item may be, it might come from a place that is just the opposite.

Germany
2012

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

Lex Drewisnki

Police

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

Germany
2017

Designbüro Frankfurt

nein!

Groceries in Germany are too cheap (especially compared to other countries), still too many people complain about the prizes.
– Say nein! to ja!

Germany
2013

Marek Slipek

In the Sight – Anti-Semitism in Germany

Anti-Semitic incidents are flaring up again at an alarming rate in Germany.
Jews have been the target of hatred and incitement, not only since Halle – acts of violence, insults or incitement of the people. Jewish citizens are rightly concerned. Together we must take action against emerging anti-Semitism and raise awareness and consciousness in society.

Germany
2021

Yuese Chen

Firmly oppose the dumping of Japanese nuclear waste into the Pacific Ocean

After hearing the news that “Japan is going to dump nuclear waste water into the Pacific Ocean”, I believe everyone’s mood and expression in the world are just like this poster, dazed and anxious… This expression has been integrated with the spread of nuclear waste water in the Pacific Ocean, so as to warn the whole mankind to resolutely oppose this behavior.

China
2021

Reza Abedini

Unity in Diversity

Iran
2010

Vanessa Göttle

Photo with Dad

men cry,
women masturbate,
men can use makeup,
women age,
men can wear dresses,
women must not want children,
men are vulnerable,
women can get violent,
men can love men,
women can love women,
men can like pink,
women can have body hair,
men don’t have to be muscular,
women don’t have to be thin,
men don’t have to love sex,
women can be good bosses

Germany
2021