Also Published at Youlin Magazine (with a more Magazine tweaked lingo!)http://www.youlinmagazine.com/story/poster-for-tomorrow-exhibition-t2f-karachi/NzMz
Poster for Tomorrow exhibits design based posters in different cities through-out the world this December. Annually held, this competition sees international submissions in the form well-designed posters based on a theme; this year being ‘Make Extremism History’. A jury of international panelists has released the final designs including the top 10 posters as the 100 best entries out of 5300 submissions, a feat which must be highly difficult yet fascinating to achieve. These posters are being exhibited in the cities of Istanbul, Ankara, Sarajevo, Quito, Guayaquil, Doha, Aix En Province, Le Renouard, Chelyainsk, Mumbai, Kermanshah, Morocco, Thessaloniki and Gainesville. The Peace Niche (The Second Floor-T2F) is one of the major international locations for the display of the final poster designs in Karachi, Pakistan.
The main non-for-profit organization behind this initiative is called 4tomorrow which is based in Paris. Beginning in 2009 by a group of designers who initially wanted to call out against censorship, the project gained international momentum which has seen it gain entries from 133 countries. Based on the past exhibitions, more than 15,000 entries have been received so far, making the Poster for Tomorrow initiative a major global movement which combats extremism, censorship and human rights through art and design.
With the international exhibitions which began December 08, the exhibit at T2F began December 16 and showcases many posters from the final 100 designs including the Top 10, at its Faraar Gallery. This concise yet beautiful space offers a peaceful environment to the visitors who can not only experience the displayed art but also peruse T2F’s book corner and the Faraar shop. The response so far has been warm with art and design enthusiasts visiting the gallery for this exhibition. The posters which adorn the walls of the gallery have versatile ideas which speak out to the masses about the importance of fighting extremism and mitigating borders between people of different races, nationalities, economic background and ethnicities. While no entry from Pakistan made the final 100, many of the posters from India and Mexico stand out as very interesting designs.
With the aid of a well-wisher for this particular display, T2F continues its efforts against extreme action and human rights. The exhibition will conclude December 22 with a talk by the renowned Peace and Human Rights activist I. A Rahman which will high-light the importance of fighting against extremist barriers.