An overview of our projects

Editorial cartoonists have the ability to condense complex issues into a single image. An image that makes you think about the world around you. We work with international media, but also with universities, museums, NGOs and international bodies like the United Nations to produce cartoons on a range of issues, from climate change to human rights.

Peace & Justice

2014-2020 – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Since 2014, we have worked with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands each year to promote human rights, peace, justice and security, using cartoons and our network of cartoonists. Working with Dutch embassies all over the world, ambassadors were paired with cartoonists from our network to give guest lectures at schools and universities in several countries. Cartoonists showed the importance of their work, and ambassadors talked about the relevance of peace and justice.

5 years after Charlie Hebdo

2020 - Beeld en Geluid Den Haag
On January 7, 2015, a bloody attack on the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo shook the world. Do cartoonists still feel the effects five years later? Are we all still Charlie, or has the space for satirical freedom (and thus, freedom of expression in general) diminished? We were commissioned by Dutch media museum Beeld en Geluid Den Haag to produce a series of cartoons in which our cartoonists would answer this question.

Perspectives on freedom

2011-2019 - Nationaal Comité 4 en 5 mei
Between 2011 and 2019, we produced cartoons for the National 4 and 5 May Committee in the Netherlands every year. These cartoons are about freedom and are related to May 5th, Liberation Day. Every year, the selected cartoons are used in various publications, online and offline, to promote Liberation Day (May 5th), and to remind the Dutch just how special and important the freedom is that they have enjoyed since the end of the Second World War in 1945.

70 years of human rights

2018 – United Nations Human Rights Office
In 2018, the world celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The Universal Declaration of Human rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 and is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Together with the United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR) and the government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, we launched a project creating cartoons about the importance of the UDHR.

7 myths that sustain the global arms trade

2017 – World Peace Foundation
The global arms trade is suffused with corruption, imperils the vulnerable and makes us all less safe. Yet arms merchants and their government supporters can turn to a set of time-honed and well-packaged arguments to justify the status quo. For the World Peace Foundation, we created 7 cartoons to illustrate the seven myths the arms industry uses to deflect criticism.