For the second Poster Monday spot of the year we are featuring the poster “International Day of Persons with Disabilities” from our previously featured designer Marijana Ivanova. She is a 25 years old designer from Macedonia got a master and bachelor’s degree in poster at the National Art Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria. Marijana had eight solo poster exhibitions in North Macedonia and Bulgaria has participated in over 85 group exhibitions so far, in 25 countries and organized and mentored a workshop for graphic design in, Vinica. Her accomplishments include 6 awards: First award at the artistic category of the poster competition at the International Design Biennial in Peru (2019), honorary award at the competition “Identity of colors and symbols” in Sofia, Bulgaria (2018), First award at the poster competition “Work in 2030” in Germany (2018), Poster award at 2017 Taiwan International Graphic Design Awards, Second award at the poster competition “70 years Dimitrovgrad” Bulgaria (2017), Second award at “5th Youth Spring Saloon” N. Macedonia.
“I created this poster a few weeks ago, especially for 3 December – International Day of Persons with Disabilities. My idea was to represent a shape sorting box as a metaphor for society, but instead of the right shapes put into it I tried to show different shapes that also fit into it, them being the persons with disabilities. From the space that’s left around them grow plants, showing the acceptance of differences, inclusion and growth. The Daily Center for Persons with Disabilities from my town got a print from this poster from me, as a gesture of appreciation on 3 December last week and their reactions were indescribably joyful.
Many people are not aware of the presence of people with disabilities in their society, so my aim was to bring attention to them through my followers on social media by creating this poster for the occasion, because these people deserve more of our care and love” say Marijana.
If you would like to learn more from Marijana Ivanova and her work visit her social network and remember to submit your poster for the next edition of Poster Monday. Find all the info you need in our submissions page, and facebook.