"Every card tells stories of children and their imaginary friends living in a world shaped by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights," the artist explained.
Parents today feel a sense of urgency in preparing their children for the harsh realities of the world. However, in this age of online learning where commanding attention is a challenge in and of itself, teaching young ones about important topics can prove quite difficult unless through interactive, fun, and impactful ways. This is what Turkish illustrator Ozge Tigli has managed to do with the card game she created for Amnesty International to mark the 70th year celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Combining her International Relations and Political Science studies with her artistic abilities, Tigli—who is the creative director of Bumbuku Creatives in Amsterdam—illustrated our human rights in a fun and memorable manner that appeals to kids.
"Every card tells stories of children and their imaginary friends living in a world shaped by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. I planted some visual subtext in each card as seeds in the hope they will grow at the right points when they meet a drop of water in the future for each child," she told Bored Panda. The card game is played by matching all 30 rights in the Declaration with 30 illustrated cards. Since some human rights concepts are too heavy for children to consume, Tigli tried to illustrate each Article in the Declaration with some connection to children's daily practices to help them empathize with the issues easily.
"In order to achieve progress in human rights, we need to accept children as our biggest allies. Let them learn their rights to protect their own and also respect others. Instead of hiding remote concepts like slavery or torture, I needed to find a way to talk about them with children because they live in such a reality. You can find a way to discuss everything with children; just trust in their perception," she said.
Here are the cards: