Some of the greatest graphic art was born out of necessity. For over a hundred years, using creative ways of conveying information has helped people get to the point, in good times and bad. Graphic innovation has gone hand in hand with telling important stories and spreading the word, whether it's hailing the New Deal or the birth of the welfare state, showing the way on public transport or giving out essential information about everyone's health and well-being.
Never has such a message been so important. And although everyone's worldview has shifted beyond all expectations, there are still vital messages that have to get through. Here's where you come in. Here at Wallpaper* we’re all about showcasing creativity, and supporting the community in these unprecedented times. Today, we announce the launch of our global poster design initiative – Wallpaper* Poster Campaign – to reflect the creative world’s unparalleled ability to communicate. You might want to share helpful advice on social distancing, hand washing, ideas on staying well, or maybe you simply want to share a positive message to uplift spirits.
Who will be the Abram Games of this period?
How do I get involved?
Tag your entries with #WallpaperPosterCampaign and our in-house team of editors – from a global network of home offices and kitchen tables, led by Editor-in-Chief Sarah Douglas – will hand select their favourites. Design A4 so they can be printed at home and put in windows around the world.
Not only will we re-post these on our Instagram, making sure to tag each creator, we’ll build a virtually thumbtacked poster wall here on wallpaper.com of the very best entries. And each designer will of course own all rights, we are here to showcase the designs.
In addition, one very special poster will also be featured in Wallpaper*. The new extended deadline for entries is Friday 1 May 2020.
One thing we’re sure of – creativity blossoms from adversity. Self-motivate in self-isolation, elevate craft hour with the kids, and share your designs with the world. Get creating!
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Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.