Artists Celebrate Nelson Mandela’s Contribution to Humanity | Open Call for Entries


Celebrate Nelson Mandela’s contribution to humanity by creating a poster or series of posters. The project aims to collect exceptional posters from around the world and collate them into an online publication and travelling exhibition.

All designers and artists are invited to celebrate the life of the globally beloved icon Nelson Mandela by creating a poster or series of posters . The collection will be launched on 18 July 2013.
– The project is not for gain and is coordinated by an independent team of volunteers. The poster collection and all proceeds that may arise from the project will be donated to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust to aid in the establishment of a dedicated children’s hospital in Johannesburg.
– The Mandela Poster Project is endorsed by Icograda as part of its own 50th anniversary celebrations.

– Celebrate Nelson Mandela’s life through a collection of posters.
– Collect 95 exceptional posters from around the world in 60 days.
– Contribute to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust.

– Open to all

– Web Gallery
– Travelling poster exhibition

Find out more at:

Below you can see some exceptional posters that have already been contributed to the “Mandela Poster Project”.


Alessandro Di Sessa (Italy)

Amna Sadiq (Qatar)

Bradley Kirshenbaum (South Africa)

Brenda Sanderson (Canada)

Charis Tsevis (Greece)

David Tartakover (Israel)

Elizabeth Resnick (USA)

Helmut Langer (Germany)

Hervé Matine (France)

Hon Bing-wah (China)

Jacques Lange (South Africa)

Jacques Lange (South Africa)

Jalal Bouanani (France)

Khor Kheng Kia (Malaysia)

Leigh Le Roux (South Africa)

Ludwig Wagner (UK)

Maria Papaefstathiou, (Greece)

Michael Thompson aka Freestylee – Artist Without Borders (Jamaica)

Mohammed Jogie (South Africa)

Nkosikhona Ngcobo (South Africa)

Onica Lekuntwane (Botswana)

Raeesah Vawda (South Africa)

Sindiso Nyoni aka R!OT (Zimbabwe/South Africa)

Sten Jauer (Denmark)

Theodoros Kontaxis (Greece)

Wandisile Mokwebo (South Africa)

Will Taylor (South Africa)

Zelda Harrison (USA/Ghana)


Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (

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