Human Rights Poster Project

Human Rights Poster Project

Communication, Arts & Culture, Education

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  • Human Rights Poster: Old enough to bleed?

    Communication, Communication Design

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    Annually, about 600,000 to 800,000 people -- mostly women and children -- are forced, defrauded or coerced into labor or sexual exploitation.

  • homeless

    Well-being, Communication Design

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    To raise awareness that the problem of homelessness is everywhere, trying to bring personal feel by using collected signs purchased from the homeless.

  • sex trade

    Well-being, Communication Design

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    This poster is to show the greed and danger involved when young girls are treated like commodities in the sex trade.

  • water

    Well-being, Communication Design

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    40 percent of the world does not have clean drinking water. Water is a basic need to sustain life. This poster is to show the desperate need to get water to everyone who needs it.

  • Fair-voting-a_132_

    This image is inspired by the current situation in the Zimbabwe Presidential Election. The message should read as a person placing their vote into the ballot box but not by their own free will. This is a violation of Article 21 from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which reads as . .

    (1) Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.

    Other rights are being violated, but this is the most relevant . I am hoping that this would also be used to deliver the same message on a more universal scale rather than to apply to just the scenario that inspired it.

    thanx again, ~Matt Wood (sorry about this late post)

  • Human Rights Poster: Human Trafficking

    Peace, Communication Design

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    In this image I have attempted to represent the faceless people being sold within the world wide market of the the sex trade and child labor. According to the NGO, Protection Project, located in Washington D.C. about 2 million women and children are sold into the sex trade every year. Based on this statistic, the number five thousand represents the averaged number of people sold daily in one year based on this statistic. This is a violation of Article Four from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and is in need of serious attention. My goal with this image is to communicate that these people being sold have no faces and thus no voices. They need others with more power and perspective to assist in the battle against inappropriate servitude. I used a cartoon aesthetic because I believe that cartoons are easily comprehended by many on an almost universal level. I should probably include some items or objects around the feet that may allude or communicate that these are meant to be children and young adults, as they appear now to be a bit older than I had hoped to depict.

    Thank you for your time and expertise, ~Matt Wood

  • Education

    Education, Communication Design

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    In many parts of the world going to school and getting a fundamental education is a difficult task. By using the handwriting of a child pleading for help, I was hoping to trigger an emotional response in the viewer to raise awareness of an issue that many take for granted.

  • Landmines

    Well-being, Communication Design

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    Years and even decades after wars have ended landmines lie and wait for an unsuspecting civilian to stumble upon them and become a victim. Currently there are over 80 million landmines buried in the ground all over the world. Approximately 18,000 people die each year due to these deadly relics of past wars.

    This poster uses the voice of the landmine, a predatory creature hiding in the grass waiting for a victim. The language of 'peek-a-boo" refers to the many child victims of buried landmines.

  • Joekim02_177_

    Using red acetate (or just the red side of 3-d glasses) to look through, the viewer is to see two views of the censorship in this world. The viewer first sees the poster without the red acetate to see reality, and once the poster is seen through the red acetate, components in the poster disappear and a more hopeful image is shown. Since you probably won't have red acetate on hand I will show what the image will look like with and without the acetate.

  • Freedom of Religion

    Well-being

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    Using red acetate (or just the red side of 3-d glasses) to look through, the viewer is to see two views of the restriction of religion in this world. The viewer first sees the poster without the red acetate to see reality, and once the poster is seen through the red acetate, components in the poster disappear and a more hopeful image is shown. Since you probably won't have red acetate on hand I will show what the image will look like with and without the acetate.

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

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