PULL UP WORLD! | Portugal

Reggae music from Jamaica to the world. Here, the well-known Jamaican expression “Pull up” is used, used in many genres of this musical style, requesting another round from the beginning of the song. In this metaphor the planet appears in constant “Pull up”, similar to the prosperity of reggae around the world, spinning on the Jamaican turntable. Associated with this graphic metaphor is a hand with a bracelet in the colors of reggae, as if the reggae had just started / finished turning to the world again.

SING WITH ME | Iran

In researching reggae music and Jamaica’s culture and with citing to the rich music and protest texts and poems or the movies were made in related to this subject such as the harder they come, we faced the importance of music and the concepts like, freedom, peace, resistance, revolution, courage, poverty, hope, and also we find out that music was born from the Jamaica’s culture and the governing conditions.
Due to the theme of this year’s competition (messages from Jamaica to the world) and the special significance of the message and it’s transmission to the world, in designing this poster used the text of songs by Bob Marley as one of the most prominent Reggae characters and these texts are mostly objectionable.
This poster like a letter containing all the words Bob Marley wanted to say to the world.
All of these poems and texts are designed on picture of Bob Marley, inviting the Viewer that sing with me or shout with me.
Another point in the design of this poster is the importance of some words like freedom, peace, courage, guitar, resistance and revolution that reggae appears from the letters of these words, and also refer to this subject that reggae was born from these concepts.

Anything to declare | Italy

I love the music and above all the history and the stories behind every kind of music. The mento music is a style of Jamaican folk music that predates and has greatly influenced ska and reggae music. In my research I got hit the pictures of colorful instruments and I tried to draw this instrument, the rumba box, only luggage declared by this girl, reminding in these times where it could be always possible to travel and to take a piece of own cultural heritage without barriers, suspicions and marginalization. In this direction the message from Jamaica and its musical heritage through reggae is and has always been colorful claiming of peace and fight.
“Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior, is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned…. everywhere is war….”BOB MARLEY