Alliance of Graphic Designers Nanjing, China
Chaosheng Li, Hangzhou, China, Xiuli Su, Hangzhou, China
The poster for the 77th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre, commemorated in 2014, strongly brings back the horrors of the war crimes. Red drawings of skulls and bones form the Chinese characters for Nanjing. On the left and right, they are intersected by the side margins of the poster – a visual reference to the brutality of the events. Basic information on the announced National Memorial Day is superimposed onto the drawings in light green letters, figures and characters without concealing them. This highlights the fact that the past will not be forgotten.