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25 Years of Aids Awareness Posters

25 Years of Aids Awareness Posters


Right now Graphic Intervention is traveling with an exhibition of posters about 25 years of AIDS Awareness.
It is a great collection of 153 posters from all over the world. It is not only a great source for design, it shows the evolution of communicating the message and disease information.
From telling what Aids is to the call for protected sex.

Graphic Intervention: Ever since the AIDS epidemic struck, the responsibility of educating the world’s public has gained dramatically in significance. In many countries, the poster as a medium of information was unknown before the emergence and identification of the HIV virus. With a disease involving sexuality and sexual behavior, and therefore social and moral issues deeply rooted in culture and tradition, messages to raise awareness and encourage preventative behavior have varied significantly to best serve the intended audience. The poster has played a special role in promoting AIDS awareness and safe sex education across cultures—different aims, messages, visual metaphors, and strategies have strongly influenced the content and design of AIDS posters. These messages can successfully reach specific targeted groups because the poster as a medium is cheap and easy to produce locally.

More about the exhibition and previews of all posters:

Search for Aids campaigns on Osocio

Above: Switzerland, 1992
Below: Australia, 1992


Exhibition dates:
Art Directors Club / New York, NY / June 7–July 29, 2011
York College of Pennsylvania / York, PA / August 25–September 22, 2011
Museum of Design Atlanta, MODA / Atlanta, GA / October 1–January 1, 2012
Edinboro University Pennsylvania / Edinboro, PA / February 1–22, 2012
University of Northern Iowa / Cedar Falls, IA / August–September 2012

Hong Kong, 1994:


Uganda, ca 1993:


China, 2007:


USA, 1993:


France, 1993:


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