Freedom, Equality, Liberty, Security, Property. Artis 89's Images Internationales pour les Droits de l'Homme et du Citoyen
(International Images for the Rights of Man and the Citizen)
23 ½ x 33 in. (60 x 84 cm)
In 1989, in honor of the bicentennial of the French Revolution, the French organization Artis ’89 commissioned a group of 66 artists and graphic designers to produce posters based on the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen, the human rights document of the French Revolution.
American designer April Greiman (1948-) contributed a poster to illustrate the ideas of freedom, equlity, liberty, security and property. Greiman, who runs the Los Angeles-based studio Made in Space, is known particularly for her work in the late 1970s and early 1980s in which she explored an innovative combination of Swiss Style modernism and “new wave” postmodernism. She was one of the earliest graphic designers to promote the use of Macintosh computers in graphic design practice. Here, Greiman layers computer-generated images and type to create depth in her composition.