Graphis “Designers for Peace” Poster Exhibition

Experience the passion and creativity of some of the world’s most inspiring graphic designers in this powerful exhibition – Graphis Designers for Peace. Showcasing a remarkable selection of award-winning work from over 30. countries, this is an opportunity to explore global perspectives on peace and conflict through the visual arts. From bold typographic experiments to thought-provoking imagery, discover works that will challenge your preconceptions and ignite discussion on the ongoing conflicts in Ukraine. Let these heartfelt expressions captivate you as you delve into a powerful showcase of design talent.


The exhibition features 60 print posters selected from nearly 400 submissions from over 30 countries. View all the Posters.

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

EXHIBITION LOCATIONS & DATES

SAN DIEGO, CA: UCSD Park & Market, San Diego, CA, USA
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

Wichita, Kansas: WSU ShiftSpace Gallery
Presented by Wichita State University
Dec 2 — Jan 16, 2023

Seoul, South Korea: J94 Gallery (리치몬드아트갤러리)
서울시 마포구 잔다리로 94
94, Jandari-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Presented by Hansung Uni. Design&Arts Institute (Handione)
Feb 10 — Mar 2, 2023


Images from Opening Receptions with AIGA San Diego Tijuana

About the Designers for Peace Exhibition

From all corners of the world, a collective voice has arisen in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Drawing on an unprecedented level of global collaboration and creativity, this collection of poster art embodies impassioned protests and messages of peace. This exhibition offers an inspiring look into how a single cause can mobilize people from all backgrounds. Come explore how powerful visual storytelling can convey emotion and spur action. A testament to what happens when humanity is united for a common purpose.

The majority of posters on display were created after the beginning of the ​Russian invasion of Ukraine. At a time when Ukraine’s very existence is in peril, Graphis invites the public to see these timely works of art through the eyes of today’s designers at various venues around the globe. View the posters.

Designers for Peace Jury

Prominent international designers include: 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).

Sponsor or Host An Exhibition
If you are interested in sponsorship or hosting an exhibition please reach out for details on how you can get involved. With its powerful message and thought-provoking work, this exhibition provides an uplifting perspective on what people can do when they unite in peace. Contact us here email.

Profits go to Ukraine humanitarian aid through José Andres’ World Central Kitchen and International Relief Teams.  


Video features all poster submissions for Graphis DESIGNERS FOR PEACE

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