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A Newsletter from the UN & NGOs Designers Group Geneva
Visual Communicators Newsletter
JANUARY 2017

This is a monthly newsletter from the UN Designers and Visual Communicators Group in Geneva. If you would like to collaborate or share any material in this newsletter, please drop us a line: info@UNdesigners.org

Tracking Refugees 

The next meetup of Geneva’s Digital Strategy and UX group sounds very promising! UNHCR’s Chris Reardon will speak about TRACKS and visually rich storytelling at a Meetup talk on January 24. Hope to see you there.

The power of visuals 

Last year, controversy hit UNWomen’s decision of naming Wonder Woman as a UN ambassador. The icon has finally been removed, but this should serve as a reminder of how important has become to understand symbols’ connotations and their real meaning for people.

Bringing the Good into Goodness

It seems that we’ll be talking about Hyperakt very often. This social impact design agency helps changemakers creating impactful visual communications: from visual identity to infographics passing by fantastic editorial design, it looks as if there’s nothing this agency can’t handle, making it very difficult for us to pick a single project. Our advice is for you to go ahead and spend some time exploring their portfolio.

January Inspiration
A Movie
Workplace is the new Gary Hustwit's film. While UN staff is still debating about private VS open plan offices, Mr. Hustwit shows us how the office of the future may look like.
A website
Women’s footprint in history is a UNWomen visually-driven site depicting a timeline on women’s achievements through history. Great initiative! We hope it gets more populated in future.
A magazine
Migrant Journal is neither from UNHCR nor IOM, but rather the result of a British kickstarter campaign that aims to explore all forms of migration in a life-span of 6 issues.
An event
Typo shows works from the 30 years of the ANRT (Atelier National de Recherche Typographique). Open until 12.2 in the Printing & Graphic Communication Museum of Lyon.
A book
A designer’s art, the classic book from arguably one of the most influential designers of all time, Paul Rand, is back in print after 20 years in the dark. Definitely a book to read, not just to look at.  
A podcast
Design Matters idea is simple: showcase interviews with creatives to get an insight on the way they think. Over 200 episodes ranging from designers to musicians or entrepreneurs. 
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This newsletter has been produced by the UN Designers group, a non-profit organization created with the purpose of raising awareness around design and visual communications in international organizations, as well as help promoting the work done in this field. Our channels are both our physical meetings, usually hosted in UN agencies or other international organizations in geneva, and this e-newsletter.


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