For this Poster Monday we have the work of Zein Alitamara Mufthihati from Borneo. Zein is an artist and graphic designer who graduated from Bina Nusantara University, Jakarta, in Visual Communication Design in 2014. She was the founder of Studio Kurik in 2015 in Central Borneo and loves making posters on music and poem related subjects. Her posters have been exhibited in various exhibitions and contests around the world.
The poster “Orangutan Face Extinction” was created for a competition called Mut Zur Wut 2017 in Heidelberg and was selected in the top 100 finalists. Behind the poster, Orangutans are at threat of becoming extinct. When the forest disappears, the orangutan loses its source of food and its home. In Indonesia, the word orangutan translates to “people of the forest,” from “orang” meaning “people” and “hutan” meaning “forest.”
The illegal trade in wildlife has long been one of the most serious threats to the conservation of endangered species throughout the world. The main threats to the survival of orangutans are loss of habitat through deforestation, palm oil plantations and illegal hunting. “I wish my poster could bring greater change in our world even in small things” says Zein.
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