Graphis Poster Annual 2021 Entries! Noriyuki Kasai (JP), Kelly Salchow MacArthur (US), Elex Zhang (AU) and Rene V. Steiner (CA).

(Above, left) Noriyuki Kasai from Japan, designed, “A Flood of Tears,” to emulate the devastating effects of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs. Previously winning Gold in the Graphis Poster Annual 2020, Kasai uses a stark black and white color scheme to boldly remind us of this devastation of war.

(Above, right) American designer Kelly Salchow MacArthur of Elevate Design studio, creates this tolerance poster, “Cultivate, Nurture, Entrust.” The bird feathers in the image symbolize both fragility and diversity, and is meant to show the importance of tolerance in our society. MacArthur has won a number of prizes with Graphis, most recently winning Gold in the Poster Annual 2018.

(Above, left) Australian designer, Elex Zhang, from Hoyne has submitted this 2-part series, “Feehan Row.” The posters were designed for the Hamton Property Group to represent some of the special materials they use in their housing. These still-lifes are simple but effective, capturing the building blocks of architecture.

(Above, right) Rene V Steiner, from Canada, has won a slew of Graphis awards, including Gold in our Design Annual 2020. His latest entry, Hope,” is a vivid portrayal of the conflict of positivity in the face of tragedy. The splash of blood across the bright white HOPE immediately calls for the viewers’ attention.

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