Some months ago, Wolfgang Tillmans has created a series of poster designs that aim to persuade people to vote to stay in the European Union at this year’s UK referendum (23rd June 2016). The artist is usually known for his photography work (in 2000, he became the first ever photographer to win the Turner Prize).
These posters use a simple typographic approach to spell out the reasons for wanting to remain in the EU. In a statement on his website, Tillmans says: “The official ‘Remain’ campaign feels lame and is lacking in passion.” So he designed the posters with his London and Berlin studio assistants, working with Between Bridges. Each image is available to download from his website as a PDF or jpeg for people to print or share on social media. He says: “I consider them open-source, you can take my name tag off if more appropriate.”
“Say you’re IN if you’re IN.” – tillmans.co.uk.