Leander Eisenmann

Truth Eclipse

Donald Trump darkens the truth by misusing it, piece by piece. In the end, even the shadows lie.

Switzerland
2017

Claus Geiss

Ohnmacht

Germany
2010

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

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

Elham Hemmat

Life is not a battlefield

Solutions instead of fighting and arguing!
In this work fighting men and women are compared with poultry. Problems shouldn´t be resolved through fighting, but peaceful consultation.

Iran
2014

Sebastian Loerscher

Zwangsprostitution

Allein in Europa werden über 500 000 Frauen gewaltsam zur Prostitution gezwungen. Mit ihrem Handel machen Menschenhändler einen Umsatz von etwa 10 Mrd. Dollar im Jahr. Rechtsstaatliche Maßnahmen dagegen verpuffen meist im Dschungel aus Bürokratie, Korruption und Aussage-Angst auf der Opferseite. Und wenn doch mal eine den Mut beweist, etwas auszusagen: wer glaubt schon einer Hure?

Germany
2011

Tony Futura

Hangers-on (hangers-on are half nazis)

Not considering yourself a Nazi does not mean you’re allowed to be rassistic towards others in public. Same as the sentence „I don’t have anything against foreigners, but …“ often ends with the complete opposite opinion. This is a poster to remind all the concerned citizens on what the other people really think about their behaviour.

Germany
2016

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

Leander Aßmann

Surveillance Act

YES WE SCAN! Sounds quite right, but obviously isn’t. President Obama’s claim changed its true meaning tragically overnight, when the whistle was finally blown. Mind the Gap!

Germany
2014

Tomaso Marcolla

Freedom of Expression

Each individual has the right of freedom of speech and expression. The freedom of information is the most important threat for antidemocratic regimes; hence, attacks against the freedom of speech are a daily occurrence on all continents. I have chosen the image of the famous videogame Pac-Man of the 80ies. Pac-Man consists of bullet casings and chases a pencil, the instrument of writing and the symbol of the freedom of expression, and tries to eat it.

Italy
2015

Till Kraschutzki

Simplemindedness is for the butt

The German word “Einfalt” (Simplemindedness), which denotes a certain narrowness of mind is made up composed of the word “ein” and the word “falt”.
So far “Einfalt” – following the word origin – is just something that applies to the human behind.

Germany
2014

Fabian Krauss

72 virgins

Brainwashed, blinded and fueled by tantalizing promises, everyone could become a controllable and faceless extremist.

Germany
2014

Vinicio Sejas

Be my wife, be my slave

An idea about forced marriage, sexual slavery and gender domination.

Bolivia
2018

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

Max Hathaway

Dummy

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

Germany
2017

Marcel Réz

Inequality

The poster reflects the inequality between social classes. In this dog-eat-dog world, whoever is wealthier and has a bigger influence reigns over those who are inferior, and the “superiors” can enforce their rights more easily against the others, thus keeping them suppressed.

Hungary
2018

kikkerbillen

Libertas, Securitas, Justitia

“Libertas, Securitas, Justitia” lautet das Motto der EU-Grenzschutzagentur Frontex.
Ihre Einsätze im Mittelmeerraum sind völkerrechtlich bedenklich und reduzieren dieses Motto auf einen einzigen Begriff:
Sicherheit um jeden Preis.

Germany
2011

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

Manuel Gensheimer

Reality reminder

This poster is a quick reminder in the name of reality.
Lift your head and cross the thin line between screen life and real life. You won’t regret it.

Germany
2018

Kai Bergmann

All a lie

The Poster has two levels of meaning:
A direct one – when the poster – surrounded by advertising messages – sticks on a billboard.
And an epistemological one – on the critical definition of the objectivity of the »Radical Constructivism«.
But a good poster explains itself.

Germany
2013

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

Sarah Göbels

Tolerated

Tolerance doesn’t equal acceptance. It doesn’t require respect, empathy or a change of perspective, but rather indicates an imbalance of power. The tolerated person is being silenced. They are labelled.

Germany
2018

Lena Apelt

Kieler Plastik

There are millions of birds and hundreds of thousands of sea mammals dying around the world because of the waste in the oceans. A lot of animals confuse plastic particles with food and starve to death, the stomach full of plastic. For example there are 95% of fulmars dying with plastic in their stomachs (27 particles per bird).
I quote a poster from Pierre Mendell for the “Kieler Woche”, a sailing regatta and a big public festival at the German Sea. I changed the text and substituted the paper-sail by plastic-sail.

Germany
2014

Burkhard Hauke

Arwutreichtum

Reicher Mann und armer Mann
standen da und sah´n sich an.
Und der Arme sagte bleich:
‚Wär ich nicht arm, wärst du nicht reich.’

(Bertolt Brecht)

Germany
2011

Niklaus Troxler

An open Switzerland, please!

Switzerland should open their boarders for refugees. In small letter „s.v.p.“ means in French „s’il-vous-plaît“, in English „please“. But in capitol letters, SVP stays for the Swiss right wing party SVP (Swiss Popular Party), who is against all immigration of refugees.

Switzerland
2016

Bartholomäus Zientek

Listen Son

The menu of the media. (Recap of last years most notable issues as a single headline)

Germany
2017

Michelle Flunger

Stop Female Genital Mutilation

The topic of my poster “Stop Female Genital Mutilation” is a much discussed theme in the human rights debate, nevertheless, most people do not know what exactly happens during the procedure and how cruel it actually is. This is what I tried to communicate with my motive, while displaying the shape of the female sex the poster gives brutal information in short and direct sentences. The font I used is called “Thorn” and has been designed by Hubert Jocham and is just the right font to emphasize the brutality of the procedure. FGM is, although it is a serious violation of the human rights, carried out in many regions, among them western countries (up to 500000 girls and women living in the European Union are affected or threatened by FGM). Just recently illegal procedures in South Africa (which is not even on the list of countries where FGM is practiced) have been discovered. After the terrible circumcision, these girls are branded with a mark on their thighs as evidence of having attended the procedure. We all need to raise awareness, Stop FGM Now!

Germany
2012

Moises Romero

Education for all

We need to find solutions for making sure that no children are excluded from schooling, educative systems, poverty alleviation, human rights.

Mexico
2012

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

Markus Stumpf

How did you find this poster?

A poster, on a wall, in a city somewhere. A JPG, embedded on a website, somewhere online. A chance encounter – or predestined by the mathematic codes that create our personalized worlds on facebook, google and so forth?

Germany
2017