Lara Dähne

Wanderer above the Missiles

A seemingly idyllic landscape painting turns out to be a destructive nuclear weapon test by the youngest dictator in the world. The North Koreans are constantly launching new nuclear and missile tests. One wonders when the nuclear arms race will finally come to an end.

 

Germany
2018

Toan Vu-Huu

Xenophobia

Germany
2010

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

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

Rebecca Metz

Monopoliving

Life in cities has become a question of financial status over recent years. Rent and property prices have increased way faster than wages have. At the same time new spaces are only scarcely created. More and more people are struggling to find an adequate place to live and this fact is further creating social divide. This is a real problem of our times.

Germany
2019

Niklaus Troxler

Schwarzmalerei

Switzerland
2010

Brid Hofmann

Multiple Choice

For week and months the back and forth of the farce that is Brexit, has dominated the news European landscape, blocking space that might have been better used for other issues. Politions all around seem little inclined to admit, that they have hit a wall. Many proposed solutions seem watered down and arbitrary, with one referendum chasing the next. It might be time to tear it down and start over!

Germany
2019

Sebastian Schellenberger

Happy Holidays

Consciousness for climate change is constantly growing. But while we’re willing to make small changes in our everyday lives, there are still many areas that remain completely untouched in their immense carbon dioxide emission. Many people commute to work in order to save greenhouse gasses, but book a transatlantic flight for their hippie-holiday in Thailand. And while it’s the most poolutive way of travel, airtravel makes up only 2% of worldwide greenhouse gas emmision. We need to think bigger then buying bio.

Germany
2019

Lex Drewinski

No title

The poster is against animal cruelty. While the wolf stands for animals in general, the dance steps symbolize the ease and cynicism with which man is doing so.

Germany
2014

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

David Jimenez

Hasta la Visa Baby

Sometimes our dreams are terminated, just like that, because we don’t have that requirement called VISA.

Ecuador
2018

Dominik Schumacher

The bloated

To grin and bear it.

Germany
2013

Béla Meiers

Same but different

In average, women are paid 22% less than men. The paper used for the poster is a German wage slip, the rest speaks for itself.

Germany
2015

Clarissa Becker

Müllfisch

In einem riesigen Strudel im Nordpazifik kreisen derzeit etwa drei Millionen Tonnen Kunststoffabfälle – Tendenz steigend. Neben den unmittelbaren und offensichtlichen Folgen für die Tierwelt sind die langfristigen Folgen für den Menschen, der am Ende der Nahrungskette steht, derzeit noch nicht geklärt. Fest steht: Dieser Müll bedroht das sensible Ökosystem der Meere und die Tiere, die in ihm leben und trotzdem auf dem Teller landen.

Germany
2011

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

Simon Wahlers

World my ass

The use of national symbols — a tradition in need for improvement.

Germany
2017

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

Javier Pérez

Domestic violence

Verbal abuse is just as harmful as the physical abuse. You have to correct children wisely and with love.

Ecuador
2016

Steffen Bergemann

Fair play – FUCK OFF

Die Idee für mein Plakat entstand während der Präsidentschaftskandidatur Sepp Blatters für eine vierte Amtszeit als FIFA-Präsident.

Die FIFA stellt sich gerne als völkerverbindender, die Kulturen einender, Global Player dar. Was hinter verschlossenen Türen geschieht, hat allerdings nichts mit einem weltoffenen Unternehmen zu tun. Skurrile Entscheidungen werden von einem erlesenen Kreis von Funktionären getroffen: Die WM-Vergabe an Katar oder der Bau riesiger Stadien ohne nachhaltigen Nutzen für die Bevölkerung Südafrikas sind Beispiele dafür. Hier scheint es nur um das schnelle Geschäft und um maximalen Profit zu gehen. Die Korruptionsvorwürfe wollen nicht verstummen. Doch Kritik wird nicht geduldet, das System um jeden Preis erhalten.

Die Idee des globalen FAIR PLAY wird zum leeren Marketingversprechen. FUCK OFF ist meine Antwort darauf. Sie steht gleichzeitig für die Haltung der FIFA ihrem eigenem Claim gegenüber: Blatter hat ihn zu einer zynischen Worthülse degradiert.

Germany
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

Abdelhamid Ameur

Gender Cake Gap

 I mean –  who doesn’t like cake?

Germany
2018

Erendida Mancilla

The Scream H2O

The theme of the poster is water as the most important natural resource and the basis for all life. It is a wake-up call about pollution and abuse in the use and consumption of this natural resource. If we do not take care of the water and continue the current trend this natural resource will have been consumed or will be so polluted that it will become practically useless. It is a scream for help.

Mexico
2018

Amélie Le Boëdec

Obese Germany

67% of men and 53% of women in Germany are overweight (RKI). Both an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise can be actively changed! The number of clinically obese patients has doubled over the course of five years. Where is this trend heading? McDonalds and the like are not changing course: they still use glossy advertising, sweepstakes and toys for the little ones, to market their product. Aside from toys you might also get diabetes, cancer and fatty liver, for no extra charge!

Germany
2019

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

Max Hathaway

Dummy

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

Germany
2017

Hua Wei

Global warming

A chimney blowing black smoke … it is causing global warming.

China
2018

Kleon Medugorac

Darfur

In Darfur a civil war has cost 300.000 human lives and let 2,5 million people to flee the country since 2003. The government backed mounted militias “Dschandschawid” destroy villages, massacring and raping the population. Famine and draught further worsen the lives of the people. In the media everyday life we don´t hear much about Darfur. Many can´t even place the word. Because of this “Darfur” for me stands for the injustice in the world that we don´t know about or possibly don´t want to know about. It might be worth it to reflect on what is truly important in life and the world.

Germany
2012

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

David Jimenez

Mut zur What

The first time I heard about the competition, I thought »Courage for what?« because I did not understand what  it was about. Later when I read the details, I understood the significance of these 3 words. Sometimes we have the courage, burning inside, but we are not sure how to use that rage, we don‘t have a suitable way to express it and tend to do what the masses do.  idea how cruel his short existence will be, before it ends at a fast food restaurant.

Ecuador
2015

Andreas Golde

Fiscal Compact

Is it about the currency or the human?

Germany
2013