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Hope is part of our daily practice. We constantly hoping for something, oftenat both, individual or collective level. In times of pandemic, fake news, elections, environmental crisis, wars, we have different approaches to hope. Our mindset even determines whether the needle bursts the balloons or not.
Invitational International Poster exhibition in Homage to Umberto Eco. National Museum of Art, La Paz organised by the BICeBé.Poster created to honor Umberto Eco by mixing the erudite with the immediate, pairing philosophy and semiotics, history and philology in disposable packaging of mundane materials.Like Foucault´s pendulum, name given to his second novel, Eco reminds us that there is a centre – even if we are not able to perceive it. Everything rotates, the universe rotates, the world rotates and we spin along with the world, even if we feel our feet are firm as well as our goals.
Hand cutted paper, big types made in letterpress and scanned for digital use, combining digital and crafting, finally collected and build in photoshop. Original size: 120x176 cm
Exhibited at· National Museum of Art, La Paz organised by the BICeBé 2017· 3rd International Poster Biennale Lublin 2017, awarded with Honourable mention· 26th International Poster Biennale, Warsaw, Poland 2018· Ecuador Poster Biennal 2018
Poster created for 2020 ANTI - NEW CORONAVIRUS 100 POSTERS EXHIBITION.
2020 has for now been a year of clean hands and physical distance because op the Covid-19 pandemic. Causing distance, isolation worldwide. Hopefully somewhere out there in the future we hopefully can hug again. The poster is finally drawn and made in illustration with hands making the typographic composition.
Exhibited in June 2020 in Beijing, China at the 2020 ANTI - NEW CORONAVIRUS 100 POSTERS EXHIBITION.
Special invitation poster within the thematic axis of the "Día de Muertos" – Day of the Dead a celebration of life and death for Autopsia Colectiva CALACARTELES VI poster exhibition Mexico.
On the Day of the Dead, it’s believed that the border between the spirit world and the real world dissolve. During this brief period, the souls of the dead awaken and return to the living world to feast, drink, dance and play music with their loved ones. In the poster we used a mouth-to-mouth resuscitation doll found in a recycling store to illustrate this years Covid-19 pandemic with so many people balancing on the edge between life and death. Described in the poem below from Mexican poet Jaime Sabines:— Someone spoke to me in my ear every day of my life, gently, slowly, it said me! live, live, live! it was death.
The Day of the Dead (el Día de los Muertos), is a Mexican holiday where families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes food, drink and celebration. A blend of Mesoamerican ritual, European religion and Spanish culture, the holiday is celebrated each year from October 31- November 2.
Exhibited at Autopsia Colectiva CALACARTELES VI in Mexico autumn 2020.
Poster for the International triennial “4th Block” in association with Zero Corruption Conference in Kyiv, Ukraine. The project takes place as an international poster campaign to support the Zero Corruption Conference occurring in Kyiv and Chernobyl in April, 2020. The event aims to show the connection between corruption and money laundering and environmental, economic and regional security problems.
Posters showing x-ray with valuta from the most corrupted countries in the world – Venezuela, Somailia, South Sudan, North Korea, Syria and Lybia.All the countries on their way to democracy have to fight hard with corruption. Millions of their citizens stand for justice and democratic values. However, powerful political and business barons actively oppose this movement. These processes are especially evidentwithin the former soviet state and in Ukraine particularly. The transition to democracy cannot happen in developing countries without profound changes in the rest of the world.Kleptocrats from poorer countries acquire assets, real estate, and invest in the businessof developed countries. So, venal practices penetrates into financial system of the Western countries and infects the foundations of an open society. A vicious circle of dirty cash flows challenges the democracies of the entire planet.
Exhibited at Zero Corruption Conference in Kyiv, Ukraine.
A typographic poster embracing the cultural diversity across our globe, our perception andviews towards each other.
Poster for Cantus Machina exhibition, Mexico. Exhibition on visual poetry written by Paul Klee
Poster – Plastic does not belong in the Ocean was made for the Not a Fairy Tale Exhibition in Ecuador.
Inspired by the famous Danish Fairy Tale "The Ugly Duckling" by Hans Christian Andersen written back in 1843. In the fairy tale the Ugly duckling turns into a beautyfull swan. In the poster the swan is made out of plastic spoons and knives. When plastic was invented in the 1950s it was considered as magic, today witnessing how humanity dumps plastic into the Ocean it is a disaster. Today we are turning the Ocean into a plastic soup. About 8 million tonnes of plastic enters the sea every year, and at this rate we face a future with more plastic in the Ocean than fish by 2050. Our plastic addiction and waste mismanagement is condemning countless marine birds and animals to death by entanglement or poisoning, and even leading to chemical contamination of the fish we eat. The vast swirls of plastic rubbish visible on the sea surface – horrifying as they are – represent just the tip of the iceberg.
Poster – EMP(A)T(H)YInvitational Poster made for SPEAK UP – Dangerous world now, better world tomorrow.The world is beginning its most dangerous stage for decades. From global refugee crisis to the spread of terroism, our collective failure to resolve conflicts is engendering new threats and emergencies. Even in peaceful societies, the politics of fear is provoking a dangerous polarisation and demagogy.
I never will understand how extremist groups like Boko Haram, Isis among others, can act and do like they do. You most be extreme cold hearted without any empathic feelings at all, to be able to rob, rape, murder like we witnesses in recent times.
HUMANS ARE UNLIKELY to win the animal kingdom’s prize for fastest, strongest or largest, but we are world champions at understanding one another. This interpersonal prowess is fueled, at least in part, by empathy: our tendency to care about and share other people’s emotional experiences. Empathy is a cornerstone of human behavior and has long been considered innate. A forthcoming study, however, challenges this assumption by demonstrating that empathy levels have been declining over the past 30 years. The goal is create awareness of the declining level of empathy, and what will be left in our hard and minds.
The poster is made digitally in photoshop.
Exhibited at the Speak up exhibition, together with 50 international designers, Mexico City, autumn 2017
OUT OF SIGHT OUT OF MIND – Poster made on the problem Electronic Waste – E-waste. A comment on how Millions of tonnes of old electronic goods illegally exported to developing countries, as people dump luxury items.The exponential technological development of recent decades is counterbalanced by the accumulation of electronic waste (e-waste), the world’s fastest growing type of waste.Technology has been at the service of the visionary man and society for many years -and although the gap between countries is wide, and the access to it does not even cover 42% of mankind yet- this has not prevented people from being surrounded by electronic devices in a daily basis, almost in a natural and unquestionable way. It even seems to be an extension of ourselves. But as everything has a beginning and an end, these also have a shelf life and then become one of the biggest problems as opposed to the principles upon there were created.We all contribute daily to the production of e-waste. More than 46 million metric tons per year are generated, averaging 6 kilograms per inhabitant of the planet. WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) may contain harmful chemicals and heavy metals such as beryllium, chromium, cadmium, arsenic, selenium, antimony, mercury and lead, besides gold, silver and copper.Around 60% of e-waste, consists of large and small household appliances, from refrigerators and washing machines to toasters, vacuum cleaners, shaving machines, etc. and 7% is made up of cell phones, computers, printers and other information technology equipment. Electronic waste is full of toxic components that are exposed and react with air, sunshine or rain, emitting chemicals that pollute the air, water and soil. Sooner or later these substances enter our bodies and make us sick.Only 17% of this waste is recycled in the world. The real challenge is to generate sustainable policies, which improve living conditions and environmental cleanliness through recycling. Recycling generates profits and the transformation of electronic scrap generates resources for manufacturing.According to the United Nations University, a change in consumer attitudes could also reduce the problem. Evaluating prices, questioning the lifetime or disposability of what we buy. We must create conscious markets, where a responsibility for electronic waste management lies with manufacturers is very present, creating a competitive market amongst similar products. Also as consumers, we must raise awareness and demand a recycling accountability.We must understand that the problem of e-waste should not only be attributed to producers, but also to an economy that encourages exaggerated consumption and planned obsolescence, for the greed of industries and self- indulgence of consumers. We are all involved in this.
OUT OF SIGHT OUT OF MIND – Poster made physically with electronic waste devices like mini television, phone, dvd player, computer, calculators, etc. A white piece of fabric, which in one corner has a small beginning fire. Built in full size, Photographed and color edited in Photoshop. Poster size 70x100 cm.
OUT OF SIGHT OUT OF MIND – Exhibited atBICeBé, International Poster Biennial, Bolivia, 2017 TiGDA, Taiwan International Graphic Design Award, Taiwan, 2017 IPT 2018, Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design, Japan
Invitational International Poster for Posters Without Borders – Action, re-action, interaction.Poster for Posters Without Borders is a biennial international invitational poster exhibition that focuses on important social subjects.
The recent events, elections, wars, terror attacks, hate crimes, etc. have challenged the very fabric of our society leaving many of us to seriously consider if there is anything we can do to take control of a world that seems to be spinning out of balance. Events are actions and reactions are their response. Those reactions become new actions that can assert a positive approach to society’s issues. Issues that require interaction. The soul of a great poster is a call to action. Change does not necessarily come from the top of our society – it also happen from the bottom by the people. Action starts with YOU.
Exhibited at:· BICeBé, International Poster Biennial, Bolivia, 2017· BICM, Bienal Internacional del Cartel en México, 2018
Poster for Art for Peace Festival in Iran.
Microplastic pollution is a serious danger to the earth and spieces. It is found in drinking water, salt, fish, even babies are born pre-polluted! Plastic waste will kill over 100 million marine animals yeach year. toxins are biomagnified up the food chain to us. This is seriously bad shit!
Exhibited at:6th Art for Peace Festival, Iran, 2018
Poster for peace
This quote by Mahatma Gandhi, is to shun violence and promote peace, tolerance and harmony among various communities living together in an area. The quote "an eye for an eye" was practiced in mediaeval times and there was much violence and revenge killings. So there is no end to violence in this way. Only tolerance and kindness can be helpful to shun such hatred. All great souls like Gandhi and others had preached to practice mercy kindness and tolerance to win the violence. Gandhi in the context of his times saw retribution as a terrible thing. Violence begets violence. It creates a vicious circle and in the end there is no Justice.
Exhibited at:· International Triennial "the 4th Block", Ukraine 2018
2018 “Great Journey, Creative Suzhou” Poster Exhibition, Suzhou, China
Poster – United Nations Sustainable Goals 2030. Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
Together with 16 danish designers and artists. I was invited to make a poster to create awareness about United Nations Sustainable Goals 2030. My poster is goal nr. 3 – Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
More about the project:Responding to the initiative taken by Chora Connection - a Denmark-based charitable organization promoting sustainability - seventeen Danish designers have created posters featuring, one-by-one, the 17 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS, which all United Nations member countries must strive to achieve by year 2030.With the purpose of promoting the 17 recently established UN goals for global sustainable development, as well as, generally communicating the ideas of sustainability to the Danes, the whole poster collection has just been launched, and is soon to be exhibited in Copenhagen’s Design Museum, and later in the Poster Museum of Aarhus.One among the contributors, Mervyn Kurlansky – the presently Denmark-based graphic designer of Pentagram fame - has been coordinating the project on behalf of Chora Connection.
Exhibitions : United Nations Headquarter, Geneva, Switzerland, 2018The Danish Museum of Art & Design, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2017-18Co2 Poster Biennial, Colorado, United States, 2017BICeBé, International Poster Biennial, Bolivia, 2017 CIIPE, Invitational International Poster Exhibition, Colorado State University, USA, 2017 Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2017 United Nations Headquarters, New York City, USA, 2017 United Nations City, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2017 The People's Meeting "Folkemødet", Bornholm, Denmark, 2017
Jazz Poster for Jazz w Ruinach / Jazz in the RuinsThe Jazz in the Ruins is a festival of young, rising stars of jazz music and improvised music. Combining the most interesting music and graphic projects from all over the world.
Playing with typography and incorporating the illusion of the female body. Manipulating photo and finishing it in illustrator and photoshop.
Poster — "Jazz is woman" exhibited the 14th edition of the Festival Jazz in the Ruins.
Poster for 2018 Western International Designer Invitational Exhibition, a component of the Second Silk Road Spirit - Western China International Design Biennale, held in Xi'an, China in 2018.
The poster design had to be with visual elements related to thetraditional culture of my country or region. Since I´m a “synnejyde” I made a poster related to that.The word »Mojn« is Southern Jutlandish language only used in South Denmark – the word is used both as »Hello« and »Goodbye«. Denmark is a small nation with a population of 5.7 million people. It has different language dialects within the country. The Southern Jutlandish language has proud traditions, strong cultural heritage (specially in food) and is only spoken and understood in the region of Southern Jutland. The cookie on the poster is a traditional cookie called “Goed raj” meaning “a good advice” my favourite cookie. I remember it when I was a child and my grandgrand mother made it, you often eat them as a part of the traditional “synnejysk kaffebord” accompanied with coffee.
Exhibited:· Second Silk Road Spirit - Western China International Design Biennale, Xi'an, China, 2018.
Poster for 100 Posters_Hakka Impression International Poster Invitation Exhibition (Shenzhen 2018), organized by Shenzhen International Poster Festival and Red Cube Public Art & Planning Museum.
Researching for the poster we looked into Hakka history and architecture. As rivalry for resources turned to armed warfare, the Hakka began building communal living structures designed to be easily defensible. These houses, sometimes called tulou, were often round in shape and internally divided into many compartments for food storage, living quarters, ancestral temple, armoury etc. The largest houses covered over 40,000 sqm and it is not unusual to find surviving houses of over 10,000 sqm.The tulous are either round or square, and were designed as a large fortress and apartment building in one. The eyes are symbols for both looking back in history and towards future.
Exhibited at:· Shenzhen International Poster Festival and Red Cube Public Art & Planning Museum
Poster for World Day to Combat Desertification
Desertification is the degradation of land in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas. It is caused primarily by human activities and climatic variations. Desertification does not refer to the expansion of existing deserts. It occurs because dryland ecosystems, which cover over one third of the world‘s land area, are extremely vulnerable to overexploitation and inappropriate land use. Poverty, political instability, deforestation, overgrazing and bad irrigation practices can all undermine the productivity of the land.Desertification is a global issue, with serious implications worldwide for biodiversity, eco-safety, poverty eradication, socio-economic stability and sustainable development.
Drylands are already fragile. As they become degraded, the impact on people, livestock and environment can be devastating. According to the U.N some 50 million people may be displaced within the next 10 years as a result of desertification.
The issue of desertification is not new though — it played a significant role in human history, contributing to the collapse of several large empires, and the displacement of local populations. But today, the pace of arable land degradation is estimated at 30 to 35 times the historical rate.
Some two billion people depend on ecosystems in dry land areas, 90% of whom live in developing countries.A downward spiral is created in many underdeveloped countries where overpopulation causes pressure to exploit drylands for farming. These marginally productive regions are overgrazed, the land is exhausted and groundwater is overdrafted.
When rural land becomes unable to support the local population the result is mass migrations to urban areas.The increased frequency and severity of droughts resulting from projected climate change is likely to further exacerbate desertification.
Desertification, along with climate change and the loss of biodiversity, were identified as the greatest challenges to sustainable development during the 1992 Rio Earth Summit.
Established in 1994, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is the sole legally binding international agreement linking environment and development to sustainable land management. Parties to the Convention work together to maintain and restore land and soil productivity, and to mitigate the effects of drought in drylands — the arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas where some of the most vulnerable ecosystems and peoples can be found.
We need to protect environmental resources and not letting our planet earth disseaper.
Exhibited at:· Penn Wharton Center, China 2018
“2018 DMZ Art & Design International Invitation Exhibition” beyond Peace, Korea.
The DMZ is a demilitarized zone of the world and a symbol of world peace. It is a well-preserved ecosystem and a symbol of national aspiration to unify Korea.The Corea Forum of Design (COFOD) created a Peace Festival on the theme of “The beyond of Peace” over the DMZ.
Exhibited at:· The Corea Forum of Design (COFOD), 2018
Poster about Maxim Gorkys novel “her lover”.
The poster is selected for International design biennale STRELKA, Russia.
Poster for World Graphic Design Day
World Graphic Design Day – Invitational International Exhibition, Iran.Poster celebrating Graphic Designers and the Graphic Design profession.
Exhibited:· CIIPE, Invitational International Poster Exhibition, Colorado State University, USA, 2017