At Onomatopee The Voice of Peace posters touch European grounds for the first time!
Very welcome to take a look at this small but important exhibition.
Opening 4 April, 20:00
This very intense, growing set of posters represents a true commitment with the world from artists and designers all over the place. The Ukrainian organizers consider the posters as “artistic artillery”, aiming at the deepest parts of our conscience. The posters are shared in the streets of eastern Ukraine and on facebook.
With the recent events in Ukraine the Varto union for young designers, and the Graphic Design Association 4th Block, who are situated in Kharkiv, decided to set up ‘The Voice of Peace’ Campaign. They invite collleagues from all over the world to submit poster designs supporting a peaceful approach to conflicts in general, but of course also to the complex conflict between Ukraine, Russia and the West. Artists and designers from Ukraine, Russia, Estonia, Venezuala, Ecuador, Iran, Germany, China, Armenia, USA, Greece, The Netherlands and so on have already submitted works.
4th Block is an association of Ukrainian graphic designers who are researching environmental problems through graphic art. They are centered in Kharkiv, Ukraine. The Association was founded to support and develop creative initiatives considering ecology, design and culture. The name of the association refers to the explosion of the nuclear reactor in the 4th power block of Chernobyl on April, 26th, 1986.The main activities of Association «4th Block» are The International Triennial of Ecological Posters 4th Block (started in 1999), and the creation of an art-design-center that helps spreading ecological ideas through graphic design and art. 4th Block is a member of the International coordination Council of Graphic Design Associations ICOGRADA.
Artist Griet Menschaert (B/NL) met the 4th Block artists in 2012. She decided to help them spreading their urgent message by showing the posters in The Netherlands and hopefully also Belgium. Griet also collaborates with Kharkiv artists on a collection of bags.