COVID-19 pandemic became one of the greatest health disasters in the last one hundred years. Crippled by this calamity the world changed in the blink of an eye.
This is why we launched The World After poster call, asking graphic artists from around the globe how they envision the world to be after COVID – will things go back to normal or are these transformations here to stay.
This publication is a collection of artworks from The World After poster call that shows a world as seen by the creatives. Submitted posters cover a wide range of topics from healthcare to human behavior and illustrate an amazing variety of techniques and artistic visions for the future of our planet.
This book explores contemporary tendencies of modern poster design by looking at The World After poster collection and analyzing the artworks’ color palettes, stylistic approaches, and visual narratives.
Grudzinska Karolina, Poland
Pisklakov Pavel, Russia
Jose Luis Chepe, Mexico
Khomenko Evgeniya, Ukraine
Chen Xiaofeng and Xu Shishi, Chin
Rezaei Hilda, Iran
Maya Libardo, Colombia
Luis Lopez, Ecuador
Grafprom Studio, Ukraine
Marco Natolli, Italy
Pavel Kashevsky, Belarus
Wojtek Osuchowski, Poland
Jouri Toreev, Belarus
García Naandeyé, Mexico
Ginard Erick, Cuba
Mulan Wang, China
Wie Hu, China
Zhu Xi, China
Abdi Hossein, Iran
Volpe Natalia, France
Noordyanto Naufan, Indonesia
Posters that question our future.
The posters are focus on the following topics and the way these areas may change after the virus: Education, Healthcare, Our jobs and how we work, Our consumer society, Technologies, The outlook on low-income, the homeless and helpless, Our way of socializing, Climate change and environment
We are all now focused on one problem – the virus!
What to do, how to protect ourselves and the ones we love, how to help those in need, and how to get through this terrible plague. These are all crucial questions, essential for our very survival. But we will prevail, we are certain of it! And we’d like to ask another question: what will the world be like after we overcome this curse? Will everything go back to normal or will the world be forever changed? Will we stay united, like we are now, while facing the common enemy or return to our separate political and social corners? Will shaking hands die out as a social norm? Will a hug no longer be an expression of love and emotion? Will we turn to “revenge shopping” to get “all that we’ve missed” or will we remember that family is our most precious commodity? In short, will we learn a lesson from this horrifying experience, and if so, will we change the way we are because of it?
The posters will initially be displayed digitally and later exhibited in a number of cities across the US. We are inviting everyone to participate in this traveling poster exhibition and maybe help us find answers to some of these questions.