For the Poster Monday spot of the day we have a political poster designed by Maria Papaefstathiou from Athens, Greece. Maria is a graphic designer, illustrator and blogger. She has been focusing her research on poster design, particularly social posters and portrait design. Maria is also the Co-founder of the International Reggae Poster Contest which was launched in December 2011 in partnership with creative activist Michael Thompson. She has been awarded and invited to participate in international exhibitions in South Korea, Jamaica, Greece, Turkey, Cape Town, Poland, China, Mexico, and the U.S.A.
The poster “Stand Up for Peace! End the Wars!” is a call to action for us to change our response proposes to this suffering. When people face the atrocities of war and it’s consequences, says Maria, “we tend to say ‘I wish…’ ‘I wish there was no war.’ ‘I wish peace all over the world…’ My wish is the world to stop wishing but instead get up and stand up for peace! For our rights! Our human rights to love and happiness.” I believe that design is a powerful tool that we can use to spark enthusiasm and a call to action and to bring positive change to our culture and the world.”
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