This year PEN International celebrates 90 years of promoting literature and campaigning for freedom of expression. We’ve had the honor creating this campaign celebrating PEN International and their fight against censorship through the years. We will be making nine posters showing how certain writing tools might look if it wasn’t for the work of PEN International. Each poster will mark a decade in which PEN has been defending freedom of expression. These specific posters commemorates PEN’s fight against censorship during the 1920, 60s, 70s and 00s.
PEN International celebrates literature and promotes freedom of expression. Founded in 1921, PEN’s global community of writers now numbers more than 20,000 and spans more than 100 countries. PEN’s programmes, campaigns, events and publications aim to connect writers and readers wherever they are in the world.
PEN’s members have always included well-known writers such as:
Chinua Achebe; Margaret Atwood; Isabel Allende; Aung San Suu Kyi; Josef Brodsky; J. M. Coetzee; Joseph Conrad; Anatole France; Nadine Gordimer; Vaclav Havel; Hu Shih; Danilo Kiš; Halldor Laxness; Liu Xiaobo; Mario Vargas Llosa; Amin Maalouf; François Mauriac; Naguib Mahfouz; Thomas Mann; Arthur Miller; Czesław Miłosz; Stanisław Jerzy Lec; Alberto Moravia; Toni Morrison; Kenzaburo Oe; Harold Pinter; Salman Rushdie
… to name just a few
Campaign: Fighting Censorship Since 1921
Advertisor: PEN International
Creative: Simon de Tusch-Lec
Thanks to Adwoa Bagalini, Retro Tech Geneva.