For Iraq and Syria: A collaborative poster project centred around human crisis
“Our hope is to inspire discussion in an inviting and culturally contemporary context.”
Yasseen Faik is a London based designer with both Iraqi and Syrian heritage and a former member of Crack Magazine’s design team. On 2 June, Yasseen will unveil For Iraq & Syria – exhibiting the results of a collaborative poster project he has led partnered with Grey Jam Press.
Bringing together a cast of 22 designers and studios, Faik put forward a simple brief: “To create bold yet simplistic posters in response to the current situations in Iraq and Syria, using only two colours. Whether featuring typography or illustration – literal or abstract – the imperative was to be creative and meaningful.”
There will be a limited run of 30 editions available of each print for purchase – all hand pulled onto GF Smith, ice white 270gsm paper. 100% of profits raised will go to Salam LADC, an organisation which provides food, aid and education to displaced Syrians and Iraqis at a flexible, non-bureaucratic level.
Speaking about the project in a press release, Faik said, “Iraq and Syria captures an important part of our shared story, and we hope it can both engage and contribute to a meaningful cause.”
Find out more about the exhibition here. A selection of posters and the full list of artists can be found below.
For Iraq & Syria runs 2-30 June 2017 at KK Outlet, Hoxton Square, London.
Alfie Allen + Anna Higgie
Rosie Lee Wilson