World wide event: 100 posters for Human Rights Day
December 9, 2009, from posters4tomorrow press kit
Five of the 100 posters:
Pamela Campagna, Thomas Scheiderbauer
Because this mouth is mine
La Paz, Bolivia
artwork n° 1693
Freedom of expression
On the occasion of the 61th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights, poster exhibitions about "The freedom of expression" will be held
in many cities throughout the world (
Ankara, Beirut, Belgrade, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Chungnam, Derry, Gdansk, Heidelberg, La Paz, Lima, Lisbon, Los Angeles,
Marrakesh, Milan, Montreal, Paris, Quito, Seville, Stockholm, Strasbourg, Tbilissi, Vienna).
The 100 posters are a selection from about 1800 received from a poster competition, organized by poster4tomorrow who write:
100 posters that CAN say something
Poster4Tomorrow, the international poster competition to promote freedom of expression, is proud to announce the opening on December 10th of 22 exhibitions worldwide.
Our jury selected the best 100 posters of the 1834 entries we received. We far surpassed our objectives and we're equally as pleased with the quality.
We would like to thank from the bottom of our hearts all the designers, professors, students, charity workers who felt moved to helped us to spread the word about our project or enter a poster. The final selection will be revealed only on December 10.
Two marquee exhibitions will be held in Paris at the Louvre Museum and in Milan at La Triennale museum, while other exhibitions will be held in: Ankara Beirut, Belgrade, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Cheonan, Derry, La Paz, Lima, Los Angeles, Marrakesh, Montreal, Seville, Stockholm, Vienna and many others.
Finally, all the posters will be collected and published in a 96 page catalogue, by the comments of our jurors and of some important personalities in the field of human rights: Roberto Saviano, journalist and author of "Gomorra"; Jean-François Julliard, Secretary General of Reporters Without Borders; Yoani Sanchez, cuban blogger; Zara Tofigh, the representative for Network Iran Human Rights in Italy; Françoise Schein, founder of Inscrire and many others.
We're also proud to announce that we've been granted the patronage of UNESCO and the Council of Europe: two of the most important organisations in the world for furthering legal standards and respect of human rights and humanity fundamental freedoms.
The approval from these two international organisations means a lot for our small but hopefully significant project. We hope these endorsements represent one more step forward in our quest to redefine the role of graphic design in the social debate.
A closer look
From 03.09 to 5.11.09
1834 poster for 67 countries
9 designers for 100 best posters
5 posters in a permanent collection
Worldwide opening on 10.12.09
Freedom of expression, the simple freedom to say what you want, about whatever you want, is a right that most of us can enjoy without even thinking. Even more now that the internet has given us a forum for debate and criticism wider and more instant than ever before.
Online, or offline, it's possible to say anything without any form of consequence, and most of the time we come up with nothing more profound than: Your album sucks. England is a shithole. Berlusconi is corrupt. But in many other countries freedom of expression is a much more serious subject.
People are persecuted and imprisoned simply for daring to criticise their governments, calling for more democracy and press freedom, or exposing human rights abuses online. It's just not right.
So on behalf of those who don't enjoy the same freedom of expression that you do, we'd like to invite you to create a poster for a better tomorrow - where we can all say what we want, whenever we want.
Our hope with "Poster4Tomorrow" is to spark a movement to inspire people to stand together against injustice across the world. A movement that will start next year and continue next year and every year until we change something. Because one poster is a start, hundreds, thousands will become a movement for a better tomorrow.
Below are some of the posters made to advertise the event in various cities (from Facebook).
Please see poster4tomorrow for the exact time and place of the opening :