Historic Wolfsonian HIV/AIDS Posters

The Wolfsonian is home to one of the largest AIDS awareness poster collections in the world. Donated in 2012 by Henry S. Hacker and Family, the more than 3,600 posters from over 80 countries date between 1985 and 2010—together presenting the myriad nuances, diverse perspectives, and complex messages that shape visual communication for a global health crisis. The majority were designed for educational use to debunk misinformation, challenge stigma, encourage empathy, and promote safe sex and responsible drug use.

 

Poster, Prevent AIDS. Use a Condom. Don’t Depend on Luck!, c. 1993
Canada
The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida,
Gift of Henry S. Hacker & Family, 2011.14.26
Photo: Lynton Gardiner

 

Poster, Another Face of HIV/AIDS, 1990
Spain
The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida,
Gift of Henry S. Hacker & Family, 2011.14.412
Photo: Lynton Gardiner

 

Poster, Silence = Death, 1987
ACT UP, designer
United States
The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida,
Gift of Henry S. Hacker & Family, 2012.1.193
Photo: Lynton Gardiner

 

Poster, Sharing the Needle is Sharing AIDS, c. 1995
Ramesh Sukumar, designer
India
The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida,
Gift of Henry S. Hacker & Family, 2012.1.432
Photo: Lynton Gardiner

 

Poster, Use a Condom, 1990
James Victore, designer
United States
The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida,
Gift of Henry S. Hacker & Family, 2012.1.99
Photo: Lynton Gardiner

 

Poster, See Dick. Dick Has AIDS, date unknown
Laura Foy, designer
United States
The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida,
Gift of Henry S. Hacker & Family, 2011.14.888
Photo: Lynton Gardiner

 

Poster, You Won’t Get AIDS from a Bug Bite, c. 1990
United States
The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida,
Gift of Henry S. Hacker & Family, 2011.14.924
Photo: Lynton Gardiner

 

Poster, Ignorance=Fear. Silence = Death. Fight AIDS Act Up, 1989
Keith Haring, designer
United States
The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida,
Gift of Henry S. Hacker & Family, 2012.1.191
Photo: Lynton Gardiner

 

Poster, Derechos para todos, responsabilidades de todos [Rights for all, responsibilities of all], 1995
United States
The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida,
Gift of Henry S. Hacker & Family, 2012.1.1194
Photo: Lynton Gardiner

 

Poster, HIV/AIDS—Beratung vertraulich verlässlich kompetent [HIV/AIDS—Confidential, Reliable, Competent Counseling], c. 2000
Gebr. Silvestri, designer
The Netherlands
The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida,
Gift of Henry S. Hacker & Family, 2012.1.933
Photo: Lynton Gardiner

By AIGA Miami
Published January 26, 2019
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