One of Keith Haring's works for ACT UP during the height of the AIDS crisis, from University of Rochester River Campus Libraries’ Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation’s AIDS Education Posters collection.
Other organisations like ACT-UP used posters to galvanise activists into calling for better healthcare and drugs for HIV-positive people. It wouldn’t be until 1996, after millions had already died, that effective anti-retrovirals arrived. | These Posters Show What AIDS Meant In The 1980s
Life Saver, 1993, ISRAEL Design: Yossi Lemel, Photography: G. Korisky The poster depicts a photograph of a condom with the addition of red striping to suggest a boat’s ring-shaped life preserver. This was a self-initiated project for the designer to express his philosophy on the role of design for social and political advocacy—a positive approach against negative HIV results.
These Posters Vividly Document The History Of The HIV/AIDS Epidemic