Posters are useful to attract attention and deliver concise information about a particular subject. Because of this, they are a favourite communication and education tool for non-profit organisations. When you add cartoons, posters can also surprise the audience and even make them chuckle - a sure way of ensuring the poster and hopefully the information it conveys will be remembered.
"Alan is a genius a synthesising ideas into formats that attract attention and get the message across. Apart from being a great artist, he is professional, rapid, flexible and positive and able to work in English and Spanish without a problem."
Rachel Atkinson, Associate Scientist, Bioversity International, Peru
Posters for Gap Aid
The two posters above were commissioned by GapAid, a charity that provides practical information and support to students travelling abroad on their gap year. UK, 2010.
The three posters above are about recycling and were commissioned to feature as large billboards in forest recreational centres in Britain. UK, 2007.
The five panels above tell a story of a young boy and his exploration of the forest canopy in Britain and Borneo, accompanied by a remarkably enlightened orang-utan. Commissioned to feature as large billboards in the forest canopy walkway centres of Go Ape! in Britain.
Note: the layout of these panels is my own work for the purposes of presentation on this website.
The Maned Wolf Conservation Project
"The AZA Maned Wolf SSP was delighted to play a small role in funding the conservation posters created by Alan Hesse and Louise Emmons. The information is presented in a fun and unique way, but the message clearly gets through to both children and adults. The first and second editions of the posters have been distributed to schools, national park staff, rural communities and local institutions and NGOs across lowland Bolivia, northern Argentina and parts of Peru. They are a very effective educational tool!"
Melissa Rodden, Maned Wolf SSP Coordinator, National Zoological Park, USA