Amnesty International @ 50

Amnesty International posters – in pictures

The Observer, Sunday 3 April 2011

Amnesty has produced powerful posters over the past 50 years. Here are some of the best…


La Colombe et le Prisonnier, 1959
A poster with an image donated to Amnesty by Pablo Picasso


Prisoner of Conscience, 1969 (Netherlands)
Designed by Joop Lieverst, a General Amnesty International poster depicting a Prisoners of Conscience


Freedom in the 80s, 1980 (Japan)
Poster by Yosuke Kawamura for the campaign Freedom in the 80s


Amnesty International, 1995 (Israel)
A poster for the Israeli branch by graphic designer Lemel Yossi


Death Penalty, 1987 (US)
By Goodby, Silverstein and Berlin, created when the rate of executions in the USA was accelerating


They Cannot Muzzle the Light, 1980 (France)
Poster by the French artist Alain Carrier based on a quote by Victor Hugo: “You cannot muzzle the light”


Flight From Tyranny, 1975 (US)
A lithograph by Alexander Calder for Prisoner of Conscience Year


Afghan Refugee, Peshawar, 2010 (US)
Photographed by Steve McCurry in Pakistan


Political prisoners, the world over, 1981 (Germany)
General Amnesty poster


The Real Face of Turkey, 1980 (UK)
Poster for the planned Amnesty International Turkey campaign in 1980, which never took place due to the military coup of September 12, 1980. The poster, aimed at potential tourists to the country, wanted to increase awareness of human rights violations in Turkey


Amnesty International, Greece (1979)
Poster by Nriva Kapaxalov campaigning against political killings


Become the Torturers’ Nightmare, 2006 (Belgium)
An apparition shows how signatures will haunt those who violate human rights


Rope Man, 1972 (Switzerland)
By Bill Guhl and Beat Knoblauch for the Campaign Against Torture


Football Yes, Torture No, 1978 (Germany)
Sent a strong message to Argentina’s junta as cup hosts


Prisoner Of Conscience, 1977 (US)
By the Spanish painter Juan Miró to mark the Amnesty year


Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1988 (US)
by Woody Pirtle to mark its 40th anniversary


Human Rights are Women’s Rights, 1994 (Egypt)
Poster created by Amnesty International Egypt for the major international campaign on women’s rights


Muhammad Ali – Lifetime Achievement Award, 1998 (US)
Muhammad Ali, giving his endorsement to the campaign against the use of the Stun Belt. Muhammad Ali has been the recipient of countless awards for his humanitarian efforts. Amnesty International honoured him with their “Lifetime Achievement Award”

 
Two Fists, 1977 (US)
Designed by the Polish artist and graphic designer Roman Cieslewicz


50th anniversary poster, 2011

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