Culture Counts: UNESCO poster competition

Competition Details

Untrammeled Hands - Rapprochement of Cultures

by Raphaƫl AZEL Martinez


The theme of the year 2010 is to build bridges between differents cultures. The most important idea is to facilitate communication beyond geographical and cultural boundaries, and to put the dialogue and the exchange in all the kind of cultural initiatives.

In order to express and make visible this idea, the poster is built around a powerful symbol, the hand, which represents the wish for unity, exchange and support:
- At the central part of the poster, multicolored hands make a round expresses the multiple meetings between people, and all the possible connections in the cultural, ethnic, linguistic and religious fields.
- Around those hands, two arms are there to protect and to surround, reflecting the strength and the need for harmonious coexistence.