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Human Rights Poster Project

Human Rights Poster Project

Communication, Arts & Culture, Education

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    Article 4. No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.

    “By using a child’s drawing, I hoped to echo the voice of a child being forced to become a real soldier. I felt that a child-like illustration would have more visual impact than more sophisticated visuals, or mere statistics.”

    Christopher Kosek

    Poster title: “Child Soldiers”

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

    “I wanted to create a visceral image that causes an uneasy reaction and then juxtapose it with a word that is its polar opposite. One teacher was disgusted by the image yet couldn’t look away. That was the reaction I was looking for.”

    Daniel Chang

    Poster title: “Peace”

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

    “This is something that should not be happening in modern women’s lives. We want to bring awareness to how readily available acid is, and that in some countries acid attacks against women are increasing at a disturbing rate.”

    Heather East, Bennett McCall, Brian Scott

    Poster title: “Acid Attack!”

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    Article 29. (1) Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible. (2) In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society. (3) These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.

    “The struggle to maintain and uphold the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has not been easy. It deserves the utmost attention and respect.”

    Matt Wood

    Poster title: “Human Rights Article #29”

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    Article 20. (1) Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association. (2) No one may be compelled to belong to an association.

    “The brown paper represents the planet, the colors are contrasting yet unified, and the lines communicate progress and connection.”

    Matt Wood

    Poster title: “Human Rights Article 20”

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    Article 4. No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.

    “I believe art can serve to create awareness and open a dialogue about topics that people wouldn’t talk about otherwise. I felt an emotional connection when I read about the plights of these children. I wanted my image to evoke both rage and sympathy.”

    Sharon Levy (Photography by Heather East)

    Poster title: “Sweatshop Sally”

  • religion

    Peace, Communication Design


    would like to compare religious signs with the way people worship religion. I would like to point out the way worship is conducted to create a conversation about religious values. Hopefully will promote openness about religion.

  • Human Rights Poster: Options of Leisure

    Communication, Communication Design


    All people have a basic human right to leisure activities that are in harmony with the norms and social values of their compatriots. All governments are obliged to recognize and protect this right of its citizens.

  • Human Rights Poster: Acid Glam

    Communication, Communication Design


    Acid attacks are a violent phenomena that primarily occur in Afganistan, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and other Asian countries. Perpetrators of these attacks throw acid at their victims (usually at their faces), burning them. Jordan Swanson states that sulfuric acid when thrown on a human body, causes skin tissue to melt, often exposing bones below the flesh, sometimes even dissolving the bones. The consequences of these attacks include permanent scarring of the face and body as well as potential blindness. Acid attacks are sometimes referred to as vitriolage. Eighty percent of all acid attack victims are female; and almost 40% are under 18 years of age.

  • Human Rights Poster: People Aren't Products.

    Communication, Communication Design


    Human trafficking is a multi-dimensional threat: it deprives people of their human rights and freedoms, it is a global health risk, and it fuels the growth of organized crime.

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

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