For this Poster Monday spot of the day we are featuring a poster from René V. Steiner a Swiss-Canadian designer. He established Steiner Graphics in 2000 and since then has provided design services for a wide variety of individuals and organizations, ranging from artists to international organizatons — it is a truly global client base. Prior to returning to Canada in 2014, Steiner lived and worked in Boston, Zurich and Geneva and was a member of Swiss Graphic Designers (SGD) for the better part of a decade
The poster featured here “Crucifixion”, was designed to not only make a comment about the American gun problem but to stimulate dialogue on the issue in online forums. It proved to be a useful tool in this regard, hopefully helping some to view this endemic societal dysfunction from an alternative perspective. The American people are being crucified in order to protect the interests of a morally bankrupt gun lobby. Meanwhile those who have the power to change this status quo of horror talk and pray, talk and pray, talk and pray — and talk and pray some more. The American brand of Evangelicalism invokes a God that packs an M16 and slaughters children with impunity in the name of an anachronistic second amendment that is rendered meaningless by the violence that it spawns. After each mass shooting the media goes through its now knee-jerk post-mortem of maudlin reflections which lead nowhere. Making America Great Again — one corpse at a time.
“Much of his work now focuses on the dynamics of the forces of globalization and how these affect human interaction, locally, nationally and internationally. Born of an Iranian mother and a Swiss father, his perspectives on these issues are reflected in his design work and it is his hope that he can contribute, in however small a fashion, to developing bridges of understanding as opposed to furthering existing social divides” tell us René.
You can follow René´s work in the web site studio and in his behance account.
Remember to submit your poster for the next edition of Poster Monday. Find all the info you need in our submissions page and facebook.