EVENTS – Designers for Peace San Diego, Tijuana

Nov 16 thru Dec 30 | San Diego x Tijuana

Graphis Designers for Peace Poster Exhibition Opening Reception in San Diego

Graphis’ official opening exhibition for “Designers for Peace: United with Ukraine” was held November 16th at UC San Diego Park & Market. The cross-border event is in partnership with AIGA San Diego Tijuana and features the award-winning work of leading contemporary designers from over 30 countries in response to the invasion of Ukraine.

The exhibition features 60 print posters selected from 350 submissions from over 30 countries. The juried exhibition was curated by Graphis CEO B. Martin Pedersen and jury chair, Kit Hinrichs, Studio Hinrichs, following a month-long international juried call for entries.

(l to r) Nancy Stahl | Kit Hinrichs | Carmit Haller | Peter Kraemer | Jacek Tofil | Charis Tsevis | Sarah Louise | Craig Frazier


SAN DIEGO, CA: UCSD Park & Market, San Diego, CA, USA View Map
1100 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Open to the public: November 17 — December 30, 2022 M-F 10am-5pm

TIJUANA, MX: Casa de la Cultura, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Open to the public: November 18 — December 30, 2022 M-F 10am-5pm

As the world continues to be outraged at Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the global design community has risen to show support for the people of Ukraine. These powerful posters offer global points of view from impassioned protests to messages of peace and hope. At a time when Ukraine’s very existence is threatened, Graphis invites the public to see these timely works of art through the eyes of today’s designers. 

The exhibition opens to the public November 17, 2022 at the University of California San Diego’s (UCSD) new Park & Market in San Diego, California, USA. The exhibition will be shown concurrently in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Both exhibitions are presented in partnership with AIGA San Diego/Tijuana, a chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, and will run through the end of the year.

The majority of posters on display have been created since the beginning of the ​Russian invasion of Ukraine. Select exhibition posters and signed limited editions will be available for sale with proceeds going to Ukraine humanitarian aid through José Andres’ World Central Kitchen and International Relief Teams.  

Video features over 350 posters submitted to DESIGNERS FOR PEACE from more than 30 countries

We invite you to view on a large screen to benefit from the extraordinary work in each poster.
Intro video by Yan Yan, student at ArtCenter College of Design / Video production by Michael Pantuso

The Designers for Peace jury was made up of prominent international designers including jury chair, Kit Hinrichs (US), Charles S. Anderson (US), Peter Bankov (Czech Republic), David Carson (US), Luke Hayman (US), Eve Steben (UK), João Machado (Portugal), Andrew Hoyne (Australia), Armando Milani (Italy), Harry Pearce (UK), Toshiaki & Hisa Ide (US), Boris Ljubicic (Croatia), and DJ Stout (US).

Other exhibition locations in the US and internationally to be announced soon.
To become a sponsor or for information on hosting an exhibition contact Philip via email.

To purchase tickets to the San Diego Opening Reception on November 16, click below.