Although 30 years have passed since AIDS was first reported, the global epidemic continues to grow each year even as public consciousness of the crisis seems to wane. In an effort to raise awareness, AIDS Global Action has solicited submissions from students at Art and Design schools throughout the New York area for the 2011 AIDS Poster Design Competition, guided by the theme “Together a Positive Tomorrow.”
On November 30, the eve of Worlds AIDS Day, the work of 27 finalists—nine of them students from SVA—will be unveiled at the New Museum’s Sky Room (235 Bowery, New York City) at 8:30pm. A panel of judges will choose the top three posters, which will then be displayed throughout New York in the coming months on taxis, billboards, subway cars, and bus shelters.
For more information about the contest and reception (which will feature an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and a DJ set by Lissy Trullie), visit AIDS Global Action.
Image: Exhibition catalog cover by Gant Powell (MFA 2011 Illustration as Visual Essay).