GLUG — (17) Development Goals to make the world a better place…

We’re very excited to be working on a special project at Glug. Helping and the UN to help raise awareness for the new development goals, that 193 world leaders signed up to recently.

The 17 Global Goals focus on 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years:

End extreme poverty.
Fight inequality & injustice.
Fix climate change.

But who really knows about their existence? And if we don’t all know about them, how are we ever going to hold our politicians to account? The only way to ensure they keep to their promises, is to build awareness and ensure they all realise the world is watching.

So that’s where we come in. We’ve taken the 17 Goals, reached out to a network of incredible artists and illustrators and asked them to interpret each goal with an artwork.

Here’s a list of all the goals, with the name of the artists we’re working with beside them (we’ll also be sharing the final artworks here as they come in):

1 — No Poverty
Craig Black

2 — Zero Hunger
Jon Burgerman

3 — Good Health and Well-being
Hey Studio

4 — Quality Education

5 — Gender Equality
Studio Output

6 — Clean Water and Sanitation
Gust of Wind Studio

7 — Affordable and Clean Energy
Just be Nice

8 — Decent work and Economic Growth
Design Studio

9 — Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Dmitri Aske

10 — Reduced Inequalities
Doug Alves

11 — Sustainable Cities and Communities
Valentina DelFilippo

12 — Responsible Consumption and Production
Anthony Burrill

13 — Climate Action
Socio Design

14 — Life Below Water
Daniel Triendl

15 — Life on Land

16 —
Peace and Justice, Strong Institutions


17 — Partnerships for the Goals
Serial Cut

The 1st time we’ll showcase these images will be at our House of Vans event in London on the 17th December 2015 (see what we did there). But realistically that’s unlikely to get them in front of the 7 billion people on the planet ;-(

Thanks to our partnership with Viber (and their 660 million users), we’re also going to be pushing this out to the world and asking people to tell us what they think? Even with them on board and some of the amazing partners who are already involved in the campaign, we’re going to be way short. and Project Everyone, aim to try and build awareness for the goals to all 7 Billion people on the planet. Not an easy task.

So we’re asking for your help. Would you like to get involved? Do something small or big? Whatever we can do to promote the goals and or the artworks helps achieve the ultimate BHAG (Big Hairy Ass Goal)!

Thanks for reading
Ian Hambleton