Voicing Issues Through Posters

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Posterheroes, created in 2010 by PLUG association, has posted a call to the international creative community for posters about social and environmental issues. The invitation is open to everyone and especially aims to involve young people.

10,863 posters have been sent in over the years, from more than 100 different countries. Participants have the chance to win a cash prize, take part in events and be featured in Posterheroes publications and editorial projects. A panel comprising international experts in the fields of illustration, animation, arts and visual communication selects their favorite entries. Two catalogues, made with the support of Favini, three calendars and several public exhibitions have been produced to promote the winning posters and disseminate their messages.

The 2020 Posterheroes theme is “Humans at Work,” and is about future work scenarios and the role of dignified employment in the lives of individuals and in the sustainable development of society.

For inquiries and more information, contact staff@posterheroes.org.

Here are some winning selections from 2018:

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Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.View all posts by Steven Heller →