Dariush Allahyari

War Notes!

To some of the leaders of the world the idea of war is the same as the music notes which they play whenever they want without considering the consequences, and as a result, countless civilians and soldiers die without a reasonable cause!

Iran
2016

Max Hathaway

Dummy

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

Germany
2017

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

Yaxuan Yan

Boom

Wars deprive kids of the right to learn.

Taiwan
2014

Maurice Fischer

Myopia

At a time when society is divided by global challenges, right-wing populists often come up with simple solutions, not aimed at the complexity of the problem at hand but at peoples fears and worries. Rising refugee figures have stirred a debate in Germany in 2016, thus being a catalyst for the party “Alternative für Deutschland”.

Peoples insecurities and resignation in politics have led to electoral success of the party in question.

Germany
2016

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

Niklaus Troxler

You are unique!

Many Internet, Facebook and Twitter users are reckless and irresponsible with their personal data. The consequences are often devastating.

Switzerland
2014

Alexander Richter

Out of sight, out of mind

Every year we produce 35 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide. China is still the worst of all countries regarding these emissions. After that come the USA, India, Russia, Japan and Germany. But what we don’t see, doesn’t worry us.

Germany
2018

Ivan Silva

Doodle

The aim of the poster is to raise awareness about the risks of one of the most commonly used digital tools. This risk is caused by the lack of information about data security. Even people with a higher knowledge, the security of digital security is ignored. At some point, a multitude of users seem to be through user-friendly design. By rearranging the letters of the original, the design has been configured to give an erroneous view in a certain way to an observer – a warning sign that a irresponsible collection of data can be used in a dangerous way, especially for minorities.

Brazil
2018

Sebastian Iwohn

Alone?

Don´t be careless – be careful!

Germany
2012

Benjamin Kivkoski

Hass erzeugt Hass

Ein Zitat von Paul Ernst scheint mir ganz passend für mein Plakatmotiv zu sein. “Hass erzeugt Hass, aber nie will der Hass sich nach dieser Wahrheit richten. Wie man selbst seinen Mitmenschen begegnet, so begegnen diese einem selbst. Das ist die zentrale Aussage des Plakats.

Germany
2011

Rasim Sarikaya

To Peace!

The symbols are relative. Different functions can be named depending on where and how they are used. Sometimes a symbol has no meaning to someone. In the same way, concepts are relative too. Sometimes they’re not even concepts, they’re only words. Such as “Peace”.

Turkey
2018

Yossi Lemel

Black April

Israel
2010

Niklaus Troxler

Schwarzmalerei

Switzerland
2010

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

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.

Iran
2013

Abdelhamid Ameur

Gender Cake Gap

 I mean –  who doesn’t like cake?

Germany
2018

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

Vincenzo Fagnani

»WHAT YOU EAT«

Stomach and brain are strictly connected, and every sensorial experience is assimilated and transformed into emotions by those two essential parts of our organism. For this reason, every time we feed our body we also feed our soul.

Germany
2015

Jakob Kornelli

Form Phallus Function

Form Phallus Function is more than a pun – it points out and criticizes that architecture and design have been a male domain since ever. Simplicity in color and shape, inspired by the iconic bauhaus designs, hit the nail on the head and – in a charming and humorous manner – ridicule this ever lasting motto in design. Less women are never more!

Germany
2017

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

Miangliang Li

Cage

In many Islamic countries women rights are suppressed, there are too many rules and they have to dress in overall burkas that look like restraining cages, exposing only eyes that resemble a small prison window revealing a trace of light. This appeal is intended to loosen the restrictions on women.

China
2015

Wyn Tiedmers

Swarm of Drones

In a not too distant future everybody might be a drone’s target. With countless cameras and even weapons on board a drone might be worse than any insect you´ve ever felt disturbed by.
Once they decide to attack you it will most likely be too late for a court hearing. So watch out for this dangerous man-made species as there won’t be much we can do once they´ve grown.

Germany
2014

Kai-Uwe Niephaus

Intangible

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

Germany
2014

Elias Riedmann

fencEU

Since the landroute across Balkans is closed dying in the Mediterranean Sea continues.

Austria
2016

Andrew Lewis

Choose

Canada
2010

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

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

Benjamin Rein

Facepunch

What are you doing in the front of your computer?
Chatting with people you don’t know?
Get the hell out of here and meet your real friends!

Germany
2011

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