In May 2013, a group of South African designers came up with an idea to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela by collecting 95 exceptional posters from around the world, honouring Madiba’s lifelong contribution to humanity.
The independent team of volunteers, now known as the Mandela Poster Project Collective, gave freely of their time and expertise, and in 60 days more than 700 posters were submitted by designers from more than 70 countries. The collection was curated and 95 posters (representing 95 years of Madiba’s life) were exhibited around the world and will eventually be auctioned by the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust to raise funds.
Now this project has come to Latin america, starting with an exhibition in El Salvador that opened on October 6, 2015 at the Caixa Cultural Salvador and will be on display until November 29. If you are in the area we strongly recommend that you check out this collection, and if you can’t make it in person check the posters online!