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Exhibition Guide

Posters by U. G. Sato of Japan and Lex Drewinski of Poland are featured in this dramatic exhibition of political posters. The bold, iconic styles of both artists employ visual puns and wit to underscore issues of serious concern in today’s world.  Curated from the collection of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, this contemporary cross-global view offers graphic commentary on such issues as human rights, nuclear arms, ecology, AIDS, and the ongoing search for peace.


U. G. Sato, a graduate of the Kuwaxawa Design Institute in Japan, founded Design Farm in 1975.  His works have been exhibited worldwide, including group shows and several solo exhibitions.  In 1995 he organized an anti-nuclear poster fax campaign in Paris and Tokyo to protest nuclear testing in the Pacific by France.  In response to the United States military action against Iraq in 2003, he organized an anti-war poster fax campaign with Japanese artists.


Lex Drewinski, a graduate of the State Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland, worked as a freelance graphic designer until 1992, when he became a professor of the Faculty of Graphic Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam, Germany.  There he organized an international project titled Tolerance/ Intolerance that traveled to academic institutions in Madrid, Barcelona, and Ecuador.  In 1998, he organized an international fax action campaign titled Future Visions for Design to coincide with the International Design Conference in Potsdam.


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