Designers: Students and faculty, Designmatters, ArtCenter College of Design (United States) Collaborator: United Nations Department of Public Information; Displays: France, United States; Year: 2008

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was and is a groundbreaking document that proclaims all persons across the world are entitled to certain absolute rights and freedoms. A partnership between the United Nations and ArtCenter College of Design led to the creation of a series of posters illustrating the document’s ideals. Students across the school, from illustration and fine arts to graphic and product design, selected various articles to visualize, resulting in a powerful set of designs that remind us that the declaration’s global agreement is as relevant today as when it was first created in 1948.

Image: Everybody Poster, 2008; Designer: Christopher Kosek (Pasadena, California, USA); Printer: ArtCenter College of Design (Pasadena, California, USA); Digital print on paper and cardstock; Credit: © 2008 Design by Christopher Kosek for Designmatters at Art Center College of Design