Culture Counts: UNESCO poster competition

Competition Details

Erecting a Building from Toy Bricks

by Oliver Weiss


In the true sense of cross-cultural rapprochement, my illustration for this poster shows a large and rather complex building built from toy bricks in different colors.

The underlying message for this visual is that it takes a working together from cultures all over the world in order to establish a solid and sound foundation of peace for all. All entities have to work together in order to achieve this goal – a concept that perfectly mirrors UNESCO's quest for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples.

Stylistically, my illustration is kept very simple – almost child-like -, as the key issues addressed are very simple, too. The design employs bold areas of color, and a variety of different fonts for the headlines which suggest the great many different cultures we know.