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Posters about Inequality

Inequality is a problem among people in many nations. I recently read an article that is called Inequality Matters.  It was about getting the word out about inequality through displaying posters.  Each poster contained facts relating to various topics about inequality.  For instance, one was about the number of maternal deaths that occurred in Canada versus Africa. Another showed statistics about world income.  Anyone who wanted to could download as many of the eye opening and inspiring posters as they wanted and display them; in store windows, schools, etc. I think it is really cool how graphic design can play such an important role.  As a result of this project more people will be informed. I can say that I am one of those people now. If you’d like, Click here to view the article and posters.

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These are four, of many, posters from the article.

3 Comments

  1. laurenguiffre wrote:

    This is a very cool article, so thanks for sharing.
    I think that we as designers have a responsibility to be socially conscious and try in someway or another to use our work to present new ideas, battle inequality, educate the ignorant, etc. Maybe not in our everyday work lives, but maybe taking on a pro-bono project for something we feel passionate about.

    Monday, October 26, 2009 at 4:50 pm | Permalink
  2. Sarah Yarbrough wrote:

    I think this is a great example of how graphic design can be used to effect change. I think it’s important that people realize that graphic design isn’t about pretty pictures that get people to buy things. Its about communicating with one another. Here, the message is about eliminating ignorance and expanding awareness. I also think these are great examples of information graphics. Thanks for sharing this.

    Monday, October 26, 2009 at 10:13 pm | Permalink
  3. John Cipriani wrote:

    Using graphic design in this way is a great way of getting information out the public in a way they’ll understand. Most people are visual learners, and actually seeing the results in a visual way impacts the viewer in a more profound way then a normal poster containing just text would. Where these posters done by a single person? If so this artist has a great range, although i don’t necessarily agree with the design decisions.

    Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 8:41 am | Permalink