For this new edition of Poster Monday we are featuring a talented designer. His name is Tomaso Marcolla, he is from Italy and currently lives in Trento. Tomaso is graduated from the Art Institute of Trento and started working as a graphic designer in 1985, is Member of AIAP (Italian association planning for visual communication) and member of the BEDA (Bureau of European Designers associations).
Today’s poster “Human Rights” was made for the “Poster for tomorrow” association in Paris, with the support of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), that invited 100 designers to create a poster to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human rights.
“My poster represents a fish, precisely a Salmerino, wrapped in a sheet of paper on which the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is printed in the original version of 1948. It is an improper use, it is not used for its purpose and that is to sanction the human rights but even to wrap the fish, for which we use newsprint, usually an old newspaper. This means that there is still no full respect for the rights for all and in many cases the Declaration is waste paper.
The thing I wanted to express is provocative I hope this poster, which wants to be a provocation for the way in which the “Declaration” is used, can make us reflect and, perhaps, open our eyes to situations where human rights are not respected, perhaps, facts that also happen in front of us” says Tomaso.
As you wait for the next Poster Monday spot, visit Tomaso Marcolla Art Gallery and find out more about his work and style.
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