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.
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.
Andrea Schulz & Christoph Engelhard
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!
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.