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Hope For Haiti Poster Project

hope for haiti poster project

Print a poster at Olio for The Haiti Poster Project

In an effort to raise $1 000 000 for Doctors Without Borders, the HAITI POSTER PROJECT seek limited edition sets of posters from artists, designers and design firms from around the world to be sold online.

If you’ve yet to make a donation or aren’t able to, Olio will be donating screenprinting equipment, studio time & printing help to any Victoria artists willing to produce a print for the project – PLEASE take advantage of this, as this is a hugely worthwhile project. The project concept is simple – As designers, we have the collective ability to do what we love, AND to create a difference. THE HAITI POSTER PROJECT has been conceived as a collective effort by the design community to unite and effect change through our work.  In order for this project to be successful, we are counting on designer participation.

Commit to having a print ready by March 5th and Olio will donate the studio time, films, screens, printing supplies and shipping costs needed to make it happen.  You need to supply your own paper & ink, though that’s it.

Time is VERY pressing – get in touch with Olio ( ASAP.  This is a very awesome opportunity and you would be foolish to sit it out.

Visit: The Haiti Poster Project site

THE HAITI POSTER PROJECT seeks limited edition sets of posters from artists, designers and design firms from around the world. The donated posters will be sold online to raise money for Doctors Without Borders. As designers, we have the collective ability to do what we love, AND to create a difference. THE HAITI POSTER PROJECT has been conceived as a collective effort by the design community to unite and effect change through our work. In order for this project to be successful, we are counting on designer participation. Our goal is to raise at least:


  • DEADLINE: March 15th. Submissions after March 15th will also be accepted, but given the timeliness of the situation, we strongly encourage designers to meet this deadline.
  • Posters should be specific to the earthquake in Haiti or THE HAITI POSTER PROJECT.
  • The posters may be graphic or typographic.
  • The posters should be signed and numbered editions in quantities of 25 to 100. The posters should not be one-offs.
  • Minimum size is 11‚Äù x 17‚Äù. (Ideal size: 18‚Äù x 24‚Äù.) Poster can be produced by litho, digital or silk-screen print.
  • Posters may include credits for vendors who have donated supplies or services, but please keep them small and unobtrusive.
  • Artists will be responsible for designing, printing, and delivering the posters to HAITI POSTER PROJECT. Although we would like to print them, we don‚Äôt have the resources to coordinate all of the printing ourselves.
  • We encourage international submissions.
  • All submissions will become property of THE HAITI POSTER PROJECT, and will be sold to raise funds for the Doctors Without Borders earthquake disaster relief effort. Several posters from each donated set will be retained for possible future exhibition or publication.
  • When you‚Äôve finished your design, please email a PDF or JPEG of finished poster for the site to: (At least 380px x 480px, please.) Please also include the title of the poster, your name (as you‚Äôd like it to appear) and a short paragraph about you and your poster.
  • The March 15th deadline is flexible. With the Hurricane Poster Project in 2005, we were receiving posters six months after the deadline. Please be prompt. More importantly ‚Äî Please participate.
  • The Haiti Poster Project is not a juried show. All submissions will be posted, provided they are specific to Haiti or the Haiti Poster Project. The end goal: Raise money for earthquake victims in Haiti. If you design a poster, we will include it in the project. The Hurricane Poster Project had 185 famous and not-so-famous contributors, but the end result was a beautiful cross-section of the design community as a whole.


If you have questions or need more information, please contact: Leif Steiner — Josh Higgins —

Please ship poster submissions to: Haiti Poster Project, c/o Merch Lackey, Inc. 8510 Production Ave. San Diego, CA 92121 USA

PLEASE PACKAGE WELL. DAMAGED POSTERS ARE HARD TO SELL Click here to download a pdf of this page

Looking for a printer? Check your local area. Many printers will give a discount if you ask.

Additionally, here are two printers who have offered to give reduced prices for participants of The Haiti Poster Project.

LEIF STEINER is the founder and creative director of Moxie Sozo, a nationally-known design and advertising agency located in Boulder, Colorado. In 2005, after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Moxie Sozo organized the HURRICANE POSTER PROJECT, a collaboration of artists and designers from around the world to help raise money for the victims. Over 180 different limited-edition series of posters were produced, raising about $50,000. Many of the posters won major design awards, and the effort was profiled in numerous publications. Exhibitions of the show appeared around the country and in Europe. Additionally, many of the posters are now in permanent collections of several major museums, including the Library of Congress and the Louvre.

JOSH HIGGINS is a creative director in San Diego CA, and the organizer of the 2007 SO-CAL FIRE POSTER PROJECT. After seeing wildfires burn through Southern California in the fall of 2007, Josh enlisted designers and artists around the globe to help. Higgins, who was a contributing artist to the post-Katrina Hurricane Poster Project, founded the So-Cal Fire Poster Project to raise money for victims in southern California. Several of the projects posters have won design awards from Communication Arts, HOW, Print and Step Magazine. The Project was also featured on NBC, FOX, Metropolis Magazine, Communication Arts and California Home and Style. To date the project has raised thousands of dollars and continues to be a relief fund source for fire victims 2 and a half years later.

Rifflandia Concert Poster Screenprints

livestock The Rifflandia Music Festival starts tonight here in Victoria, British Columbia. Anteism worked with Olio , who have commissioned 12 premier poster artists from throughout North America to celebrate this year’s festival’s performers with 12 original posters to be printed & framed as numbered edition 18x24” serigraphs. The result - Live!Stock 09, Posters can be viewed around Victoria in store windows, the Rifflandia headquarters on lower Pandora and in the Olio Gallery.

Olio 614 1/2 Fisgard Street. The exhibition is open throughout Rifflandia from Noon-8pm, with viewing hours otherwise being Mon-Fri 4-8pm and Sat-Sun Noon-5pm.

Live!Stock 09 Artists Roster Travis Bone, Furturtle Printworks (US) - • Pink Mountaintops Sat. Sept 26th • Sugar Michael DeForge (ON) - • Cuff the Duke Fri. Sept. 25th • Sugar Evan Pine (BC) •Tegan & Sara Friday Sept. 25th • Alix Goolden Hall Shawn O’Keefe (BC) - • Final Fantasy Thurs. Sept. 24 • Alix Goolden Hall Matt Pfahlert (US) - • Mother Mother Fri. Sept. 25 • Market Square Brandon Velestuk (BC) - • Beach House Thurs. Sept. 24 • Sugar Christopher Bradford (BC) - • Bogus Tokus Sat. Sept. 26 • Lucky Bar Meaghan MacDonald (BC) • Holy Fuck Sat. Sept. 26 • Element Trevor Basset (US) - • Johnny & the Moon Thurs. Sept 24 • Sugar Joey MacDonald (BC) - • Basia Bulat Thurs. Sept 24 • Metro Theatre Ryan Thompson (BC) - • Buck 65 Sat. Sept 26 • Market Square Julie McLaughlin (AB) - • Timber TimbreThurs. Sept 24 • Alix Goolden Hall

Some snap shot photos of the poster screen printing process. From screen to final product.

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Olio Screenprinting Co-op | Grand Opening


Hello! I hope you're well & in good health.  It is with great excitement that we at the Olio Artists & Workers Cooperative at last announce the grand opening of our cooperative work and exhibition space.  You are cordially invited and encouraged to attend our Grand Opening!  We will be opening our doors to the public Saturday, March 21st, with free screen printing workshops for all levels beginning at noon, followed by an evening open house from 7:00pm onward.  Please find attached invite & press release.

Located at 614 1/2 Fisgard (2nd floor), the newly renovated studio is a publicly accessible work/exhibition space for artists of all disciplines.  Members of the Olio Cooperative are able to book studio time at a subsidized rate ($5/hour, $15/month for membership) which allows them dedicated studio time in a clean, quiet environment, as well as use of the extensive cooperative screen printing, print making and button press equipment.

The studio will be open from noon onward offering free screen printing courses throughout the day (introduction, advanced and poster printing courses), tours of the space and use of the screen printing equipment (when not in use by instructors) free of charge.  From 7:00pm onward, we will be hosting an advance viewing of Recent Works by Calvin Coles (opens March 27th) with ample refreshments and entertainment.  All for freaking free.

When: Saturday, March 21st Where: Olio Artists & Workers Cooperative 614 1/2 Fisgard st. (At Government, 2nd floor) What: Olio Grand Opening!, featuring free screen printing courses and an advance viewing of Recent Works by Calvin Coles Time: Courses begin at noon, 2:00pm & 4:00pm, evening open house being at 7:00pm Admission: Free/by donation Info: To register for courses (recommended) contact admin[at] or call 250.896.5679. For membership inquiries, please contact Amy Wilson at membership[at]

Thanks so much!  See you there!

- Olio

Don't Panic - It's not in North America

The Don't Panic Pack is a unique free publication found in carefully selected independent shops, bars, universities and art spaces. Also distributed outside alternative music events and launch parties, it contains all sorts of arts and culture goodies and information for cities all around the world with the emphasis on design and the future of our planet. (Unfortunately there are no distributors in North America.) At the heart of the pack find the Don't Panic Poster where a rotation of established and unknown, up and coming artists design around an issue that affects culture across the world. On this site find an interactive online magazine to further explore the issue raised on the poster where you can contribute to the debate with text, graphic design, illustration, photography, animation, music and film for all to see.

Check out the previous issues posters or submit your design to the current competition.

There are some gems throughout the 186+ posters on the site. Some well know artists/designers such as Banksy, Pentagram, Jamie Reid and Jermyville have created posters.

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Abracadabra ScreenPrint Poster Process

I had the opportunity to design and screenprint the Abracadabra art show and book launch poster. Here are some  photos from the screen-printing process. The poster is a 4 colour design, the third colour being a faint gloss spot colour. The poster was screen-printed at the Seriscope Studio. First I started out with a quick sketch which was then realized in Adobe Illustrator. Illustrator is great for creating geometric shapes, it's quick and easy to resize images and makes for a good program to mess around with. Photoshop can be a little more static because your actually painting pixels, which can be hard to make changes. The colours of the design on screen are only a guideline when choosing colours for printing. The final decisions happen when mixing inks right before the print. Here is the final design.

Abracadabra Exhibition & Book Launch Poster

When screenprinting you must separate each colour, which is then "burned" to separate screens. These screens are used one at a time to lay down individual colours. You will notice an olive green colour that was created by overlapping the light green and peachy/tan colour.  I'm not gonna go to much into screenprinting because all the info is out there on the internet. Here are the four stages of the poster printing.

1. First Colour - Peachy / Tan

2. Second Colour - Bright Green

3. Third Colour - Transparent Cotton Candy Pink Gloss

4. Fourth Colour - Black

The Abracadabra posters will be available to purchase in the coming days through our online shop.  The edition is signed & numbered / limited to 30. Pre-orders are being accepted via email.

Weakhand Posters

weakhand - poster While living in Vancouver I became acustomed to the posters of weakhand. His dedication and craft are admirable. I don't know much about weakhand but it looks as though his posters are handmade using an airbrush. Many artists with his skill would be slapping a $$$ tag on the artwork and floggin it on the market. Long live weakhand and other artists like him.

The Poster Design of Chaz Maviyane-Davies

Chaz Maviyane-Davies is a Zimbabwe national, presently Professor of Design at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. For more than two decades his work has taken on issues of consumerism, health, nutrition, social responsibility, the environment and human rights. "Over the years I have tried to use images and ideas to cut through complacency and apathy while trying to raise consciousness about an array of social issues from discrimination and human rights, to health and the environment. Creating an alternate vision as my expression in a pervading regressive body politic has never been easy, but design is my weapon and therein lies the challenge I call "Creative Defiance."

Chaz Maviyane-Davies Poster Design

Poster Design

Chaz Maviyane-Davies Poster Design

Chaz Maviyane-Davies Poster Design

Chaz Maviyane-Davies Poster Design

Chaz Maviyane-Davies Poster Design