The 4th Block is an association of Ukrainian artists and designers that is focused on social justice and environmental issues. It was founded in 1991 by graphic designer Oleg Veklenko after his personal experience dealing with the Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster. For 30 years, the group has created posters to call attention to social and environmental problems. Along with a triennial show, they also created a museum at the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts. Its collection includes approximately 11,000 posters that call attention to the problems of nuclear safety and security, environmental protection, alternative energy source development, and more.
4th Block Community posts design work on Instagram and Facebook to raise awareness of Vladimir Putin’s crimes against humanity and to raise funds to help Ukraine and Ukrainians fight the fascism of the 21st century. For more, head to the links above.