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A Newsletter from the UN & NGOs Designers Group Geneva
Visual Communicators Newsletter
MARCH 2018

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

Countdown for Equality 

After winning last year a webby award with their timeline Women's footprint in history, the stakes were high for UN Women. 8th March needs no introduction, especially this year (#MeToo, #TimesUp...). And they have done it again (a timeline, we mean). The visual highlight of their #TimeisNow campaign is no other than another very well executed animated timeline about the highlights of women's activist movements in time. Love is lovelier the second time around. 

A Festival, a Forum? A True Feast

In Geneva, the “international capital of human rights”, from 9-18 March, the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) will offer you international debates, exceptional events, exhibitions and the best of international cinema dedicated to human rights. “A film, A subject, A debate “ for almost everyone. And don't be mistaken, it packs much more than just movies. You can attend illustration exhibitions that were already reviewed in this newsletter, photography or comic exhibitions too; And if you prefer to stick to films, then Ai WeiWei's Human Flow will surely be one of the highlights. And if what you really enjoy are heated debates, then you just have to queue for this one.

A Flood of Creativity

March 22nd brings us World Water day. To help us celebrate, UN Water has developed a toolkit with posters, digital cards, t-shirts, etc. with this year’s motto “The answer is in nature”. Nothing that you haven't seen before, you might say. An interesting addition to the classical items is the collage kit of image cutouts that allows you to get creative and design your own campaign visuals (as you can see by the picture above that we just created to go with this entry).
Still hungry for more inspiration? Then check out this beautiful new bi-annual publication that is exploring the beauty and complexity of all things water – Water Journal. Dedicated to the experience and cultural significance of water, it exists to tell honest stories, whether it's of a personal matter or on a global scale.

March Inspiration
An info-date
'Infografreaks' are gathering for Malofiej 26 from March 11-16 in Pamplona, Spain to reward the best infographics published in print and on-line across the globe. 
An Event
Question for our forward-looking audience: which event could put together Blockchain and UX design into the same discussion? Yes, the Digital Strategy and UX meetup is back on March 13th. 
An exhibition
From 28 March at the Design Museum in London Hope to Nope will take you to a journey through the major political moments of the last decade through graphic messaging. 
A Magazine
We know you want to stay up to date with news in data visualization field, so we are presenting you a zine about the stories behind contemporary data visualization projects, Market Cafe Magazine.
A (Happy) Day
International day of happiness is on the 20th of March. But you could celebrate it in advance by visiting Stefan Sagmeister quirky infographics at the Happy Show (until March 13th). 
A (twisted) Handbook
Handbook of Tyranny by Theo Deutinger uses infographics to illustrate how design is used by everyone from governments to terrorist organizations to practice cruelties every single day. 
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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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