Glug interviews Anthony Burrill, Pentagram and Jon Burgerman about their UN Global Goals posters

26 May 2016

Anthony Burrill and Jon Burgerman for Glug 17 Global Goals

Glug is premiering its film #glug17 tonight in London, a ten-minute documentary interviewing 17 top international graphic designers and illustrators about their poster designs for the United Nation’s 17 Global Goals initiative. The film features the likes of Anthony Burrill, Pentagram’s Marina Willer, Jon Burgerman, Hey Studio, Craig Black and Studio Output speaking about the project and showing glimpses of the work in progress inside their studios and offices.

Also featured are Adhemas Batista, Gust of Wind Studio, Just be Nice, Design Studio, Dmitri Aske, Doug Alves, Valentina D’Efilippo, Socio Design, Daniel Triendl, Vault49 and Serial Cut. Each artist chose a particular goal to illustrate — Jon Burgerman took on Zero Hunger, Hey Studio chose Good Health and Wellbeing, and Doug Alves depicted Reduced Inequalities.

Glug commissioned the artists to design posters to raise awareness of the 17 Global Goals set by the UN at a summit in September 2015. This list of ambitions for the world aims to improve life for everyone, tackling poverty, equality and climate change. These goals were adopted by 193 world leaders as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Studio Output’s Ian Hambleton, who set up the creative events series Glug, says the artworks help support and draw attention to the initiative. “The 17 Global Goals focus on extraordinary things… but who really knows about their existence? And if we don’t all know about them, how are we ever going to hold our politicians to account? The only way to ensure that they keep to their promises is to build awareness and ensure they all realise the world is watching.”

See all the posters on the Glug website , and watch the film below.


Studio Output and Serial Cut for Glug 17 Global Goals


Hey Studio and Doug Alves for Glug 17 Global Goals


Pentagram and Gust of Wind Studio

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