New branding for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Here is one of my latest designs, the logo for the 10th Anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD10).

 

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The many hands combined suggest the shape of a person, placing the human being in the center of the scene while protecting / empowering him/her.

The concept of pluralism is reinforced via the multi-colored arms, which refers to:
– The 650 million people in the world living with disabilities;
– The different stakeholders involved;
– The rights enumerated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Portraying the concept of protection enhances the convention’s purpose which is to protect, promote and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights by persons with disabilities.

Designing for Human Rights

The main purpose of this visual is to mark the 10th Anniversary of the United Nations Human Rights Council, an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system made up of 47 States responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe.

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Overview of the U.N. Human Rights Council during a debate on human rights. Geneva, Switzerland.

 

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In order to convey the concept of protection I chose an outer circle which also represents the dynamic global nature of the Council, whereas smaller circles emphasize how acts of human rights are radiating throughout the world. In addition, the main element of the dove symbolizes freedom, seen via its white body emerging from the circle.

Blue is dominant to associate the graphic with the United Nations, especially when it is seen without the UN emblem present.

All of this results in a visual which can be remembered as a symbol for the Council’s achievements in the past, present and future.

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UN Sustainable Development Summit

The United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda was held from 25 to 27 September 2015, in New York and convened as a high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly.

Sustainable Development Summit More than 150 world leaders attended the UN Sustainable Development Summit from September 25-27 at UN headquarters in New York to formally adopt an ambitious new sustainable development agenda. This momentous agenda serves as the launch pad for action by the international community and by national governments to promote shared prosperity and well-being for all over the next 15 years.

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Singer and celebrity Bono (U2) speaking at the Summit

 

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Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook

 

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Branding projected on the screens of the General Assembly hall during the Summit.

 

Stakeout by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and PGA

Stakeout by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the President of the General Assembly

 

Social media cards

Social media cards in different languages posted in Twitter, Instagram and Facebook among some social networks.

 

Diseños que buscan mejorar la calidad de vida de cada persona en cada rincón del mundo

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Inaugurando muestra en el Honorable Senado de la Nación

Inauguracion en el Congreso de la Nacion de la muestra "Haciendo la esperanza visual"

Un gran honor ser invitado por las Naciones Unidas Argentina (ONU) y el Honorable Senado de la Nación, para celebrar el 69° aniversario de la organización con mi muestra  “Haciendo la esperanza visual – Diseñando de las Naciones Unidas para el mundo”. La misma presentó una selección de afiches y logos con un fuerte contenido transcultural que da vida al mensaje de la organización, generando un impacto positivo en la calidad de vida de la gente en cada rincón del mundo.

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La muestra contiene diseños que representan soluciones visuales simples a problemas de comunicación complejos. Las obras abordan temas muy diversos, entre ellos, mantenimiento de la paz, desarrollo social, derechos humanos, igualdad de género y democracia.

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Los 28 paneles que forman la muestra tienen algo en común: son relevantes para toda la Humanidad y deben ser resueltos por ella en su conjunto. Son creaciones que buscan generar un mensaje de esperanza. Pero, al mismo tiempo, quieren ser un potente llamado a la acción humana, como agente de un cambio dirigido a un futuro mejor.

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TV interview in NY1 news / Entrevista en noticiero NY1 Noticias

Interview from NY1 News on my exhibit “MAKING HOPE VISUAL – Designing for the world from the United Nations” at the Consulate of Argentina in New York. / Entrevista en NY1 Noticias acerca de mi muestra “Esperanza visual – Diseñando para el mundo desde las Naciones Unidas” en el Consulado Argentino en Nueva York.

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“Delfino afirmó que enfoca su experiencia en la comunicación como herramienta de transformación social.

Muchas de sus creaciones le han valido diversos reconocimientos y menciones en distintos lugares del mundo, recibiendo entre otros el premio de ORO en diseño de GRAPHIS, y el Graphic Design USA.”

> Ver reportaje aqui / See tv interview here: http://www.ny1noticias.com/content/cultura_y_sociedad/211647/argentino-dise%C3%B1a-para-el-mundo-desde-naciones-unidas/

El objetivo de tales campañas ha sido siempre el de generar un impacto positivo en la percepción del público frente a temas tan diversos como la paz, el desarrollo social, los derechos humanos y el medio ambiente.

Matías Delfino trabaja para las Naciones Unidas en el Departamento de Diseño Gráfico desde el año 2000 y nos expresó su opinión respecto a la exhibición.

“Por un lado, digamos, la galería natural de estos trabajos es el mundo, ¿no? Porque esto está distribuido, en estos trabajos la idea es que lleguen a cada rincón del mundo. Pero nunca me pasó de tenerlos a todos juntos en un espacio reducido y poder compartirlo con la comunidad local. Así que estoy muy contento por eso”, dijo Matías Delfino.

Delfino afirmó que enfoca su experiencia en la comunicación como herramienta de transformación social.

Muchas de sus creaciones le han valido diversos reconocimientos y menciones en distintos lugares del mundo, recibiendo entre otros el premio de ORO en diseño de GRAPHIS, y el Graphic Design USA.

– See more at: http://www.ny1noticias.com/content/cultura_y_sociedad/211647/argentino-dise%C3%B1a-para-el-mundo-desde-naciones-unidas/#sthash.YCjOyWo7.dpuf

El Consulado General de la República Argentina en Nueva York inauguró una exposición sobre el trabajo que el artista Matías Delfino ha realizado para diversas campañas multiculturales de las Naciones Unidas.

La muestra se titula “Making Hope Visual” y presenta una variada selección de carteles y logotipos que han sido utilizados para difundir el mensaje de las Naciones Unidas.

El objetivo de tales campañas ha sido siempre el de generar un impacto positivo en la percepción del público frente a temas tan diversos como la paz, el desarrollo social, los derechos humanos y el medio ambiente.

Matías Delfino trabaja para las Naciones Unidas en el Departamento de Diseño Gráfico desde el año 2000 y nos expresó su opinión respecto a la exhibición.

“Por un lado, digamos, la galería natural de estos trabajos es el mundo, ¿no? Porque esto está distribuido, en estos trabajos la idea es que lleguen a cada rincón del mundo. Pero nunca me pasó de tenerlos a todos juntos en un espacio reducido y poder compartirlo con la comunidad local. Así que estoy muy contento por eso”, dijo Matías Delfino.

Delfino afirmó que enfoca su experiencia en la comunicación como herramienta de transformación social.

Muchas de sus creaciones le han valido diversos reconocimientos y menciones en distintos lugares del mundo, recibiendo entre otros el premio de ORO en diseño de GRAPHIS, y el Graphic Design USA.

– See more at: http://www.ny1noticias.com/content/cultura_y_sociedad/211647/argentino-dise%C3%B1a-para-el-mundo-desde-naciones-unidas/#sthash.YCjOyWo7.dpuf

 

Fox News covering MAKING HOPE VISUAL / Fox News cubriendo “Esperanza visual”

 

Matias Delfino: Diseñando Para El mundo Desde Las Naciones Unidas

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/espanol/2014/07/18/matias-delfino-disenando-para-el-mundo-desde-las-naciones-unidas/

Making Hope Visual – Exhibit

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Matías Delfino / Designing for the world from the United Nations

Making Hope Visual presents powerful designs that have brought the United Nations’ message to life, engaging diverse audiences in all corners of the world and making a positive impact on their lives. Major geopolitical milestones in peacekeeping, human rights, development, justice and environment are distilled into eye-catching visuals including logos, posters, and many other design products.

Developed by the Argentine Graphic Designer Matías Delfino, an international civil servant working at the United Nations in New York since 2000, these images all address the same challenge: being understood by people of different cultures with different languages. The designs depict ideas and values that are timeless. Through them, we gain a fresh perspective on the human condition.

Through July 31 2004
Monday to Friday / 11am – 5pm

Consulate General of Argentina in New York
12 W 56th Street, (Btw FIFTH and Sixth Aves)
New York, NY, 10019

 

International Day of Forests poster published on HOWDesign Blog

International Day of Forests Poster, by Matias Delfino, United Nations

International Day of Forests Poster, by Matias Delfino, United Nations

Yesterday was the first official day of spring (I’m personally excited about that fact). But did you know that today, March 21, is the International Day of Forests? The United Nations Forum on Forests celebrations forests on a global today, and many people around the world also participate by planting trees, holding conferences or creating art. You don’t want to miss this poster project created by the UN’s in-house graphic design team.
For nearly 14 years, Matías Delfino has worked at the UN Graphic Design Unit in New York, creating cross-cultural campaigns. The posters and other collateral he designed in celebration of the International Day embrace the spirit of the event, celebrating the “diverse and rich inputs from forests around the world,” he says. –

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International Day of Forests Poster

March 21

This organic/all natural poster I designed will illustrate the 2014 International Day of Forests, to be globally celebrated this Friday 21 March.

 

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Inspired by the International Day of Forests logo, the poster depicts the 360-degree value of forests to all of us. The iconographic elements highlight that forests provide shelter to people, habitat to biodiversity, food, medicine and clean water; and play a vital role in supporting a stable global climate and environment.

Based on a resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012, the celebration raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests and of trees outside forests. Nearly 1.6 billion people worldwide depend on forests, which is essential for their survival. They are also at the heart of sustainable development.

A wide range of special events around the world will celebrate the International Day of Forests 2014.

 

UNearth Poster+Photo Exhibit

An exhibition celebrating the United Nations achievements in Peace and Security, Human Rights, Development and Humanitarian Assistance. UNearth is one of the biggest exhibitions ever organized on United Nations historic and contemporary photos, posters, videos and films.

             Credit: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

With United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Mrs Ban and Ziad Al-Kadri at the opening of the exhibit “UNEARTH” at Gabarron Gallery, Carriage House, Center for the Arts. My poster for the Holocaust commemoration behind.

 

My two campaign posters featured at the UNEARTH Exhibition. The UN DAY Concert tribute to the Peacekeepers and the one designed for the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust.

 

 

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during his opening speech and going through campaigns posters belonging to iconic artist who design for the United Nations such as Joan Miró, Marc Chagall, Keith Haring, Jean-Micheal Folon, Hans Erni, Cristobal Gabarrón, Victor Vasarely and Robert Rauschenberg among others.

Interview at The Wall Street Journal “Logo Maker Thinks Globally”

Print version of interview at The Wall Street Journal – Monday, October 22, 2012

“For most people, world peace and human rights are abstract concepts. Matias Delfino sees them in black and white, with a careful dash of color. A graphic designer for the United Nations’s Department of Public Information, Mr. Delfino comes up with the logos, symbols and brands used in the international organization’s campaigns and events.

Mr. Delfino, a 6-foot-tall amateur rugby player from Argentina, has worked on 150 campaigns in his 12 years with the U.N., creating designs to represent weighty themes such as…”

> Keep reading complete article here

Afiches por 10 años de la ex ESMA

Con motivo de la conmemoración por los 10 años de la recuperación de la ex ESMA, junto con mi hermana María Eliana tuvimos el honor de diseñar estas dos piezas. Las mismas fueron presentadas en el marco de un concurso de diseño organizado por ESPACIO MEMORIA y DERECHOS HUMANOS. Aquí los dos afiches propuestos.

 

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por María Eliana Delfino / Matías Delfino

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por María Eliana Delfino / Matías Delfino

 

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Poster designed for the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust – 27 January

The inspiration for the design was to merge a symbol of atrocity and one of hope. The transformation from barbed wired to intertwined roses depicts a commitment to the future and conveys a message of remembrance.

http://www.un.org/en/holocaustremembrance/

Every Woman Every Child


 

Every Woman Every Child is an unprecedented global movement, spearheaded by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, to mobilize and intensify global action to improve the health of women and children around the world. Working with leaders from governments, multilateral organizations, the private sector and civil society, Every Woman Every Child aims to save the lives of 16 million women and children and improve the lives of millions more. 

 The logo portraits a woman, an adolescent girl and a boy, covering the different components of the initiative in an integrated way. The graphic style of the silhouettes is based on conventional icons universally understood. The laurel leaf recalls the UN emblem evoking a sense of trust and respect.

RIO+20 – The Future We Want

 

 

 

Logo/branding designed for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or RIO+20, the biggest event ever organized by the United Nations.

Logo diseñado para la “Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Desarrollo Sostenible” o RIO+20, el mayor evento organizado or las Naciones Unidas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The logo shows the three pillars of sustainable development – social equity, economic growth and environmental protection – connected representing the shape of a globe. The three colours blend into each other, indicating the interconnectedness of the different components.

El logo muestra los tres pilares del desarrollo sostenible – equidad social, crecimieno económico y protección del medio ambiente –conectados representando la forma de un globo. Los tres colores se funden entre si, indicando la interconectividad de los diferentes componentes.

Rio+20 Branding in action

United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
More than 40,000 people – including parliamentarians, mayors, UN officials, chief executive officers and civil society leaders – attended Rio+20 last June. The event followed on from the Earth Summit in 1992, also held in Rio de Janeiro, during which countries adopted Agenda 21 – a blueprint to rethink economic growth, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection.

Here are some samples of the Rio+20 logo in action.

Recognition by the Israel Post at the Museum of Jewish Heritage

Launch ceremony of stamps held at Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park, New York. January 2008

 

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I have received this recognition for designing a set of three commemorative stamps in English, French and German (the Hebrew version was done by the Israel post) on the theme “Remembrance and Beyond“ for the “International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust.

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Special United Nations/Israel Post Joint Issue Silk First Day Cover – Limited edition

 

 

To commemorate the joint stamp issue of “Remembrance and Beyond”, the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) has produced a limited edition silk first day cover. The three stamps issued by UNPA and the one stamp issued by Israel Post are affixed to the cover and cancelled, as appropriate from the three UNPA offices (New York, Geneva and Vienna) and the Israel Post.

Interview with NY1 News / Entrevista en NY1 News

Here is my interview with NY1 News (in Spanish) on the poster I designed for the International Day of Peace on its 30th anniversary. (New York, USA)

Acá comparto mi entrevista con NY1 News sobre el póster que diseñé para el Día Internacional de la Paz en su 30 aniversario. (Nueva York, EEUU)

Design for World Peace

On September 21st the world celebrates the International Day of Peace, which this year marks its 30th anniversary. The selected theme is “Peace and Democracy: Make your voice heard”.

In order to illustrate this event, the United Nations has chosen a poster that I had the honor to design in the six official languages of the organization: English, Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic and Chinese. Below is the one in English, as well as a photo of the street banner located in the entrance of the UN Headquarters in New York.

More information can be found here.

Poster Design Concept

For this year’s Peace celebration the selected theme was Democracy. A lot of people, specially youth are taking the streets in order to express their points of view and with the ultimate goal of making their voice heard. I used the “graffiti” visual style to try to mimic the spontaneity in which youth make use of social tools in order to get together, while transforming Twitter and Facebook into channels of communication and engagement with democracy. I tried to reflect the commitment of new generations with politics and civic discussions by creating an expressive illustration with a simple but rebellious visual language.

Events

Even though several activities are going to be held at the UN for this occasion, I would like to highlight one event that took place last Thursday where many UN Good Will Ambassadors, including Michael Douglas and Stevie Wonder, engaged in a dialogue with a youth audience at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Disclaimer:

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Diseño por la Paz Mundial

Este Miércoles, 21 de Septiembre, además de ser el Día del Estudiante en Argentina y de la primavera en todo el hemisferio sur, se celebrará el Día Internacional de la Paz en su ya 30mo aniversario. El lema para esta oportunidad es “Paz y democracia – Haz oir tu voz“.

Para ilustrar dicho evento en la ONU seleccionaron un póster que tuve el privilegio de diseñar en los seis idiomas oficiales de esta organización: español, inglés, francés, ruso, árabe y chino. Aquí adjunto el de español y una foto de la vía pública frente a la sede central de la ONU en Nueva York.

Más información puede consultarse aquí.

Concepto detrás del diseño del Póster
Para la celebración por la Paz de este año, se eligió el tema de la Democracia en un momento muy especial en varios lugares del mundo donde la gente, y en especial la juventud, salió a las calles para expresar su legítimo derecho a expresarse. Con el estilo “graffiti” del póster busqué justamente captar esa espontaneidad que caracterizó a los jóvenes apropiándose de las redes sociales para hacer oír sus voces y congregarse, transformando Twiter y Facebook en mecanismos de expresión democrática. Un claro ejemplo de compromiso de las nuevas generaciones en las discusiones políticas y cívicas. Asimismo, intenté reflejar esta novedosa forma de expresión mediante una ilustración de alta expresividad pero con trazos sencillos y espontaneos.

Eventos

Si bien la ONU planea numerosas actividades a nivel mundial para el 21 de Septiembre, quiero compartir un evento que se realizó el Jueves pasado que reunió varios Embajadores de Paz, entre ellos Michael Douglas y Stevie Wonder, y donde se entabló un diálogo frente a una audiencia de jóvenes en la sede central de la ONU en Nueva York.

Disclaimer:

Toda información, material, ilustraciones, y documentos contenidos en este blog estan protegidos por leyes de copyright y son de exclusiva propiedad de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas. Para mayor información visite http://www.un.org/es/aboutun/terms/

Disclaimer:

Toda informacion, material, ilustraciones, y documentos contenidos en este blog estas protegidos por leyes de copyright y son de exclusiva propiedad de la Organizacion de las Naciones Unidas. Para mayor informacion visite http://www.un.org/es/aboutun/terms/

Greening the world – Int Year of Forests


The International Year of Forests 2011 (Forests 2011) logo is designed to convey the theme of “Forests for People” celebrating the central role of people in the sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of our world’s forests. The iconographic elements in the design depict some of the multiple values of forests and the need for a 360‐degree perspective: forests provide shelter to people and habitat to biodiversity; are a source of food, medicine and clean water; and play a vital role in maintaining a stable global climate and environment. All of these elements taken together reinforce the message that forests are vital to the survival and well being of people everywhere, all 7 billion of us.

The logo was originally made available in all 6 UN official languages, and has since been translated into over 40 local languages including Armenian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Greek, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovakian, Slovenian, Swedish, Swahili Swedish, and Turkish. If you would like to receive a copy of the other (local) language versions please email the UNFF Secretariat.

Postcard made of cork on the occasion of the International Year of Forest Celebration – Brazil

Forests Campaign around the world

Design ‘Oscar’ goes to UN graphic designer Matías Delfino

This article was published on the United Nations intranet when I received the 2010 Gold Award for design from Graphis, for the poster I design for the United Nations Concert in 2009, entitled “A Tribute to Peacekeeping”.

Read article: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150299512535626.531611.304778005625

World Statistic day logo / 20-10-2010

On 20 October 2010 (20.10.2010), the world celebrated the 1st WORLD STATISTICS DAY. For the occasion, I had the honor to have my logo design proposal chosen to illustrate the celebration.

(right) Stamp designed for the Word Statistic Day by the Postal Office of Cuba. The stamp brings together the logo and the portrait of the Che Guevara, who was Minister of Industries and National Bank of Cuba president.

 

 

Remembrance and Beyond ~ Stamps

Based on my design for the International Holocaust Remembrance Day poster, the United Nations Postal Administration issued a set of three commemorative stamps on the theme “Remembrance and Beyond“.