This object is currently on display in room 302 as part of Designing Peace. See our image rights statement.


Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.


  • Work on this object began.



  • You found it!

Project, Universal Declaration of Human Rights Posters

This is a Project. It was designed by Students and faculty, Designmatters, ArtCenter College of Design and collaborator: United Nations Department of Public Information. It is dated 2008. It is a part of the department.

Displays: France, United States

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was and is a groundbreaking document that proclaims all persons across the world are entitled to certain absolute rights and freedoms. A partnership between the United Nations and ArtCenter College of Design led to the creation of a series of posters illustrating the document’s ideals. Students across the school, from illustration and fine arts to graphic and product design, selected various articles to visualize, resulting in a powerful set of designs that remind us that the declaration’s global agreement is as relevant today as when it was first created in 1948.

There are restrictions for re-using this image. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Project, Universal Declaration of Human Rights Posters |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=5 June 2023 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>