Posted by Tommaso Minnetti on May 15th, 2013

Pakistani elections press cuttings round-up

A year ago Will Georgi and Tommaso Minnetti, two of the project co-founders, were in Karachi for a Draw Me Democracy workshop. The people they met and the students they had the privilege of working with were truly inspirational.

A week after the Pakistani general elections, we can say that the work done that week has been truly worth it. The posters made to promote the right to vote during the workshop were featured on many national newspapers.

Here we present you a little press cuttings round-up, made with the articles that were published on influent Pakistani information outlets such as Dawn, The Express Tribune and The News a few days before the vote.

This remarkable result, which rewards the efforts made by the workshop participants, a group of students from the Visual Arts department at the University of Karachi, has been possible only thanks to the hard work of Abro Khuda Bux (pictured in the gallery together with Durriya Khazi, the faculty director), our local representative.
Abro was also able to put together an exhibition at the Arts Council in Karachi two days before the elections (pictured above), displaying the best posters coming from all of the Draw Me Democracy workshops around the globe.

The News

The Express Tribune

Dawn

Posted by Tommaso Minnetti on March 30th, 2013

"Draw me Democracy!" exhibition premiere at United Nations headquarters

"Draw me Democracy!" draws to a close with a final exhibition in Geneva hosted at the United Nations headquarters.

Opening on 4 April, a selection of the most interesting artworks produced during the 16 workshops will be displayed, ending on 26 April 2013. Details about the event are available at the United Nations Democracy Fund Facebook page, click here in case you would like to know more.

We marked this important occasion by publishing a 192 pages book, printed by Escourbiac, containing the 100 best posters as selected by a jury panel comprising the same instructors that held the 16 workshop.

The book is enriched by a photographic report of the 16 workshops.


poster for tomorrow will work to organise an exhibition in each of the participant countries in the coming months.

In case you would like to host a "Draw Me Democracy!" exhibition in your city, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

Posted by Tommaso Minnetti on May 17th, 2012

Greek designers wanted!

We're looking for Greek designers to participate in our Draw me Democracy workshop that will be held by Antoine Abi Aad in Thessaloniki at AAS College from 18 June.
It's a great chance to sharpen your social communication skills, get in touch with other designers and work with brilliant Antoine, a designer and academic hailing from Lebanon that lived and studied in Japan for a long time.

Please apply now at dmd [at] posterfortomorrow.org by sending your personal information. 

Posted by Tommaso Minnetti on March 20th, 2012

DRAW ME DEMOCRACY NEWS: TBILISI WORKSHOP CANCELED, THESSALONIKI ADDED

Sad but true: unfortunately we are forced to call off the workshop that was scheduled for the end of April in Tbilisi, Georgia. We are very sorry for this inconvenience and beg pardon to all those who were planning to attend that workshop.
But there are also some great news! The AAS College in Thessaloniki, Greece, will host a new workshop, starting June 18. The instructor will be Antoine Abi Aad of Lebanon. If you live in Greece and you’re a student, a designer or a NGO professional and you would like to participate, send an email at dmd (at) posterfortomorrow.org. You will receive a text based form to fill in and send us back.
 

Posted by Hervé Matine on February 11th, 2012

DISCOVER DRAW ME DEMOCRACY!

Draw Me Democracy is a series of poster design workshops organized by 4 tomorrow, the same association that founded and organized poster for tomorrow since 2009. This new project is one of the few global projects that UNDEF, the United Nation Democracy Fund, has ever financed.

The aim of DMD is to help young artists, designers and communication professionals in taking an active role in the democratic process and human rights advocacy initiatives in their own country. It aims to do so by helping them to find their inner creative voice and strengthening their knowledge in the fields of design, social communication and advocacy advertising.

In short, the workshops will empower today’s communicators to make them part of their country's future.

Some may call this plan too ambitious. We call it brave. We call it necessary.

Here are some details: next April and May, Draw Me Democracy will set-up and roll-out 12 workshops, all free of charge and held by outstanding professionals, in 12 cities across several countries in Africa and Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America.

Would you like to take part in one of the workshops or are you just eager to know more? Check out the Draw me Democracy website and register online to one of the workshops.

 

Posted by Hervé Matine on October 11th, 2011

Happy Global Human Rights Day!

It might not roll off the tongue exactly, but today, December the 10th is Global Human Rights Day. It commemorates the adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights back in 1948 – the first global enunciation of human rights ever. It’s a big day. And that’s why from next year we’re going to centre our activities on this date.
Yes, from 2011 the 10th of December will also be poster for tomorrow day. Just like this year we’ll aim to host as many exhibitions in as many places as possible based on one human rights issue (plus some new activities), but from next year the date will always be December the 10th.
We’ll tell you more about more what we’re going to do in 2011 when we know more ourselves, but we will announce next year’s theme very soon to give everyone plenty of time to get organised.
But that’s the future (and very good it looks too). For now we’d like to thank everyone who helped us put on more than fifty exhibitions on 10/10/10: our patron The Council of Europe; all those who endorsed us - The World Coalition against the Death Penalty, FIDH, Amnesty International, Reporters Without Borders, Mairie de Paris; all our ambassadors and every single friend of poster for tomorrow ; all the museums, art schools and Universities; and our partners Les Arts Décoratifs de Paris, Ecole Intuit.lab and Etapes. Merci beacoup! Et à la prochaine…

Posted by Tommaso Minnetti on October 11th, 2011

Happy International Democracy Day!

Today 15th September has been declared International Democracy Day by the UN. No other day would be better for us to announce that Poster for Tomorrow is going to launch a new project: “Draw me Democracy!”, with the financial support of UNDEF, the United Nations Democracy Fund.

This challenging project will span over two years and involve a number of countries around the world, from Latin America to Africa to Asia. It's one of the very few global projects that the UNDEF has ever financed since its foundation. To accomplish its ambitious objectives, the project has been funded for a total of 175.000 USD.

In these countries, we're going to run 12 workshops with the aim of empowering designers and civil society organisations by developing their communication skills.
To read all about the project, please download one of the press release PDFs below, available in a number of languages.

Click to download:
English
French
Spanish
Arabic
Georgian