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Human Rights Poster Project

Human Rights Poster Project

Communication, Arts & Culture, Education

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    Article 5. No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

    “I chose this subject because I was horrified to learn that hammers and drills and other objects found in most toolboxes are being used to torture people.”

    Cindy Chen

    Poster title: “Tools of Torture”

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    Article 25. (1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.

    “I wanted to use everyday objects that homeless people have appropriated to create shelter, privacy, a home to survive. In this context, objects that we dispose of take on a different meaning.”

    Cindy Chen

    Poster title: “This is My Home”

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    Article 25. (1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.

    “I chose to make a poster about homelessness because it is something I notice in my everyday life and on a global level.”

    Cindy Chen

    Poster title: “This is My Blanket”

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    Article 23. (1) Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment. (2) Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work. (3) Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection. (4) Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.

    “I wanted consumers to see this in hopes that they think twice about the brands they support; that they ask questions before they buy. Where was it made? Who made it? How much were they paid?”

    Cindy Chen

    Poster title: “Sweat Shop Labor”

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    Article 2. Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.

    “I wanted people to see that skin color is not a reason to discriminate, and is not an indication of a person’s worth.”

    Cindy Chen

    Poster title: “Rights for All”

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    Article 1. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

    “I wanted to talk about the realization that once you get past nationality, race, gender and the external human things, we are all the same inside.”

    Christopher Kosek

    Poster title: “Everybody”

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    Article 1. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

    “We all have hands. This image attaches humanity and anatomy in one image. Handprints are a universal way of communicating humanity.”

    Christopher Kosek

    Poster title: “Somebody”

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    Article 26. Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.

    “I wanted to show the voice of a child pleading. Our teacher’s daughter wrote out my copy in her own handwriting and spelling. I was able to see how a real child would write my idea out and I used that in my design.”

    Christopher Kosek

    Poster title: “I Wish”

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    Article 9. No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

    Article 18. Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

    Article 19. Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

    “My mother grew up in Communist Poland and she’d tell me stories of being in fear of the Secret Police…who could arrest and ‘disappear’ people for any reason at any time. These things still happen today!”

    Christopher Kosek

    Poster title: “Your Thoughts Are Illegal”

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    Article 3. Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

    “I was in communication with Australian photographer Tim Grant, who works with landmine awareness organizations. Seeing his images of real landmines and the victims of landmines inspired me to tackle this topic.”

    Christopher Kosek

    Poster title: “Mine Field”

Human Rights Poster Project at Designmatters at Art Center explores the social and humanitarian benefits of design and responsible business.

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Human Rights Poster Project

1700 Lida Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
United States

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