A group of Chilean creatives made a series of alarming (but true) postcards that draw attention to discrimination against immigrants in Europe.
Our world today is filled with controversial issues, but the immigration debate has been one which has taken the spotlight since the Trump-era began. As Trump's proposed Travel Ban continues to create tensions among people on both sides of the issue (or on both sides of the wall, rather), it has become increasingly difficult to hear one shouting voice over the other. But one group of creatives has made a series of postcards that could help cut through the noise.
The series of three postcards boasts a vintage look that you'd expect to find at any tourist hub, but with a closer look you'll find graphic illustrations of historical references pertaining to the mistreatment and discrimination against immigrants in Sicily, Paris and London.
"Greetings From..." is pasted to the top left of each card, while a make-shift Amnesty International logo on the bottom-right contains the messaging:
"THE CITIES THAT WELCOME TOURISTS, MISTREAT IMMIGRANTS. HELP US SO THEY CAN BE WELCOME IN ANY CITY AROUND THE WORLD"
Though the postcards boast the Amnesty International logo, it's unlikely that this is a sanctioned project by the well-known human rights organization. But in any case, it's a meaningful cause worth drawing attention to.
Agency: Prolam Y&R
Executive Creative Director: Francisco Cavada, Álvaro Becker
Head of art: Emerson Navarrete
Creative Director: Patricio Reyes
Art Director: Sergio Araya, Andrés Beroiza
Copywriter: Pablo Bernacchia, Jaime Diaz
Illustrator: Ricardo Cabello
Retouching: Silvana Mercado, Paz Arriagada
Photographer: Jota Velasquez