For Iraq and Syria

Yasseen Faik, a designer with both Iraqi and Syrian heritage has commissioned 22 designers / studios to come together and produce ‘For Iraq and Syria’ – a thought provoking poster series to raise awareness and debate. With the partnership of Grey Jam Press the pieces are great examples of stimulating contemporary typography and illustration.

The brief was clear: 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.The resulting 22 original screen printed posters are a diverse and powerful series of reflections on a period of unrivalled crisis. The finished series is as striking as it is challenging and will be exhibited at KK Outlet throughout July.

100% of all proceeds from poster sales will be donated to a charity focused on just that. Salam LADC, is an organisation working to provide food, heating and clothing to displaced Iraqis and Syrians and promote education among a growing number of children in informal settlements. They provide flexible, effective and non-bureaucratic assistance and fill the gaps where refugees and local communities do not receive sufficient support.

Project founder Yaseen Faik said, “Our hope is to inspire discussion in an inviting and culturally contemporary context. For Iraq and Syria captures an important part of our shared story, and we hope it can both engage and contribute to a meaningful cause.”

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