The Poster Project led by LU Arts
LU Arts is encouraging the Loughborough University and the Loughborough University London community to campaign for a better world by designing your own political posters.
What is the Poster Project?
The Poster Project is a unique webpage where you can upload your own poster designs on issues and topics that matter to you. The political poster has been a powerful campaigning tool in protests throughout history; an effective communication tool using bold design and imaginative wordplay to make their message heard. In this current period of uncertainty, LU Arts wanted to offer our talented Loughborough University London students and staff the opportunity to design posters that will make visible the issues that concern them.
Students are also encouraged to browse and download the published posters to display on windows, noticeboards or bedroom walls. LU Arts will present a selection of the posters on bus shelters, digital screens and noticeboards so that the campus becomes a canvas for the campaign and the issues that students want to shout about.
LU Arts will present a selection of the posters on bus shelters, digital screens and noticeboards so that the campus becomes a canvas for the campaign and the issues that students want to shout about. There are a number of suggested themes for your poster including climate change, Black Lives Matter, mental health and LGBT, but you do not need to be limited to these.
LU Arts is looking for posters to provoke, to challenge and to be passionate but the submitted posters will be moderated to ensure that they are not abusive or defamatory. There are a series of prizes on offer for students for the best posters, which will be judged by Nick Slater, Director of LU Arts and Simon Downs, Lecturer in Graphic Communication.
You don’t need to be a Fine Art or Graphics student to enter; we are looking for innovative ideas and messages that communicate your issue, so don’t worry if you are not the best artist in the world. Many of the posters that have been used in campaigns across the world have not been done by artists but people who want others to hear their message.
How do I submit my poster?
Poster designs can be uploaded to the dedicated webpage where anyone can browse, download and print the posters to put up in windows and on noticeboards.
What are the prizes?
- 1st Prize: £250
- 2nd Prize: £150
- 3rd Prize: £100
- Special Prize: £50 for the poster that is downloaded the most
When is the deadline?
Upload your poster by the 18 December 2020 to qualify.
Need some inspiration?
For inspiration on political posters, here are some articles on the subject:
- The Limit – The Political Poster Guity Novin
- Posters in Social Protests Buzzfeed
- Some Of The Most Powerful Protest Posters From History Frieze
- The Defiant Art of the Protest Poster
For more information, please visit the LU Arts website.