Free Anton Stogov


Ukraine graphic designer, Anton Stogov was arrested and sentenced, with no proper trial, to 2 months in prison for working late due to the current crisis in the Ukraine.

Below is a letter from Ukrainian designer Oleg Veklenko.

Dear collegues,
We are sure that you know what is happening in Ukraine now.
We ask you to write a defense statement of ukrainian designers and in particular a statement of Anton Stogov who is in the prison now.

The graduate of HASGD and the winner of the 8th International Poster Triennial “the 4th Block” Anton Stogov was arrested for “rioting” on January 20 in Kiev.

On January 20, Anton Stogov had stayed late at work and was detained while returning home via center of Kiev. On January 22, on his 35th birthday, a court was held behind closed doors and adjudge him two months in prison. Colleagues-designers were willing to confirm his alibi, but none of them are allowed to go to court.


Anton’s poster about the global warming was awarded by “the 4th Block” and Lex Drewinsky.


Anton Stogov-Awarded-4th block


Please help us in disseminating this information!

Sincerely yours,
Oleg Veklenko
and “the 4th Block” team:

Email Oleg Veklenko and the 4th block team for support:
[email protected]

Facebook: 4th-Block


Art critics, curators, graphic designers, presidents of International poster exhibitions also express their support.


Свобода Антону

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Agnieszka Dajczak

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Yannis Fetanis

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Onur Aşkın

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евгений добровинский

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Nikolay Kovalenko

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Thank you for your support!


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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