16 designers, one vision: Across Borders is typography with a cause
An exhibition, an online shop and a set of conferences organized by Mayúscula (a branding and design studio in Barcelona), originally celebrated under the frame of the Barcelona Design Week 2017, Across Borders is typography with a cause. With its core idea being design as a tool to break down borders and transform society for the better, exploring the boundaries of the world we live in though design and visual communication AB is a cross-cultural and multilingual dialogue among 16 designers of different origins which aims to stir thoughts.
“Ideas, curiosity and dreams need no passports, papers or travel permits. Ideas born in one place can have massive impact on the other side of the planet. One person’s curiosity can have the power to change the course of millions of other people’s lives, globally” says AB. “This fluid transmission of culture and knowledge builds the world we live in. And, for the creative community, it drives our work. So, if we support and welcome the free circulation of ideas, how can we stand back and ignore the rights and needs for greater movement of people in times of need? With Across Borders, by showing the power of blending and transforming ideas, we want to demonstrate our commitment to those now seeking integration into other cultures, refugees”.
Mayúscula invited 16 design studios and graphic artists to donate a black ink artwork with the theme “Design that breaks borders”, which were later overlayed with color in a cross-cultural limited edition silkscreen print. It is surprising the complementarity of some posters, which seem to have been thought out together.
Hopefully Across Borders will travel around the world spreading its humane message.
The sale’s benefits of prints and books will go to displaced refugee kids through Save The Children. Buy the posters here.