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International Year of Disabled Persons
On the occasion of the 1981 International Year of Disabled Persons, UNESCO convened a major international conference in Torremolinos (Spain) on the problems of the handicapped, especially in education. A poster was issued, using a design by Jacek Cwikla, first-prize winner in a contest organized by UNESCO and the International Council of Graphic Design Associations (ICOGRADA). The Polish Cwikla’s black and white design shows two differently-shaped candles, their flames united in a graphic representation of the year’s theme: “full participation of disabled persons in society”.

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