Humans At Work. Deadline Extended

Posterheroes competition: Smart working and future of work.

Due to the current health emergency Posterheroes: Humans at work postpones its deadline to April, 10 to allow everyone who wants to participate to express a message on global issues that are becoming more and more crucial. Read about the Poster Call here

Smart working, freelance from home, the social role of graphic designers and communication professionals are some of the topics that PLUG and FAVINI, the contest organizers, have included in the debate of the current edition Posterheroes: Humans at work. During the global health emergency, these issues are becoming progressively more important and convinced the organizers to postpone the deadline to April, 10. This extension will allow everyone to participate, stimulating a reflection on the global impact we are witnessing on work and also teaching sector.

Posterheroes keeps encouraging a positive reflection, giving value to social sustainability and inviting professional graphic designers and aspiring ones to consider it as a resource for building the communities of the future. The competition aims at promoting graphic design as a significant tool amplifying the potentialities of communication and stimulating a productive debate on international social issues which are affecting the future scenario. During these weeks of social and political changes all over the world, it’s important to start a positive dialogue on the possible choices about work and education, considering both tools and models.

An international selection panel will select the 40 best posters, which will be included in the exhibitions and the editorial projects organized by Plug Association. The first classified of the contest will be chosen by the organizers and will win a cash prize of

2.500 €. The main evaluation criteria will be creativity, technical skills and consistency of the message.

Brief and regulation are available on Posterheroes website.

“This year Posterheroes has a new cultural supporter. Since we aim at raising awareness on the notion of equality and decent work, combining it with the themes related to the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda, we chose to involve The International Labour Organisation (ILO). In its activity, ILO aims at promoting a positive scenario in which employment is carried out in conditions of freedom, equality, security and human dignity for men and women, with self-respect, in well-being and guaranteeing personal development for each human being, key requirements for the achievement of sustainable development and social justice. For these reasons, our association and our partner Favini have decided to enhance the impact of their work through a valuable collaboration.” Christian Racca, President of PLUG.

PLUG is a cultural non-profit association dealing with social and environmental issues.
It aims at sparking a public debate, promoting strong and powerful messages, influencing people’s lifestyle by spreading the most important aspects of social and environmental sustainability.
The association, founded in 2010, develops and promotes cultural and artistic projects, events, conferences and workshops in a global network.

Favini Srl
Favini is worldwide leader in the design and production of textures and finishing solutions for eco-leather for fashion, luxury, design, IT and technical sportswear sectors. Favini is also a leading global producer of graphics specialties – natural fibres-based (cellulose, algae, fruits, leather etc.) – for the packaging of luxury and fashion industry sectors. It also operates in the converting products industry sector that includes activities related to the creation and production of stationery for school, leisure and office, for high-end market.


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. (