Graphic Design Professor’s Climate Change Poster Published

Jonathan Cumberland, “Habitat,” digital poster, 2022.

A poster designed by Assistant Professor Jonathan Cumberland, titled “Habitat,” is included in the book Posters for the Planet published by Princeton Architectural Press.

The publication, which comes out October 18, 2022, includes 50 full-color tear-out tabloid-sized original posters. The publisher writes that each poster “conveys the urgent need to take action to combat climate change.” The 50 designs were selected from more than 800 submissions from around the world.

Princeton Architectural Press, a leading publisher of books on architecture, design and visual culture, noted that partial proceeds of the sale of the book will be donated to Indigenous Environmental Network, Clean Air Task Force and Coalition for Rainforest Nations.

Jonathan Cumberland’s illustrations and poster designs employ visual metaphors to address issues surrounding the environment, human rights and cultural events. His designs have won international awards and appeared on the covers of international and national magazines. His work has been supported by the CDC Foundation, and Scholastic Publications has cited his work as an instance of outstanding U.S. poster design.

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