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The Graphic Design of Chaz Maviyane-Davies

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cv chronicles

As we all lie low to limit the spread of Covid-19, I will use some my of time to occasionally create graphic commentaries about my observations of a world coming to grips with our new realities, good and bad.

The series called the CVCHRONICLES, will be simple, broad, sometimes informative and will hopefully resonate with you.

CVCHRONICLES 1: The cure – more guns…?
NRA sues California officials for closing gun stores amid coronavirus outbreak.
CVCHRONICLES 1: The cure – more guns…?
NRA sues California officials for closing gun stores amid coronavirus outbreak.
CVCHRONICLES 2: Many church goers ignore physical distancing
CVCHRONICLES 2: Many church goers ignore physical distancing
CVCHRONICLES 3A: Weapons of Mass Protection
CVCHRONICLES 3a: Weapons of Mass Protection
CVCHRONICLES 3b: Solidarity with New York
CVCHRONICLES 3b: Solidarity with New York
CVCHRONICLES 4: The Dedicated
CVCHRONICLES 4: The Dedicated
CVCHRONICLES 5: Scapegoat
Trump blames the WHO and freezes funding.
CVCHRONICLES 5: Scapegoat
Trump blames the WHO and freezes funding.
CVCHRONICLES 6:
Vandal-in-chief
Trump’s reckless blame-games and political machinations are decimating America’s worldwide reputation.
CVCHRONICLES 6: Vandal-in-chief
Trump’s reckless blame-games and political machinations are decimating America’s worldwide reputation.
CVCHRONICLES 7: Stay at home
CVCHRONICLES 7: Stay at home
CVCHRONICLES 8: DISINFECTANT
CVCHRONICLES 8: DISINFECTANT
CVCHRONICLES 9: COVIDISCRIMINATION19
Coronavirus exposes China’s history of racism towards Africans
CVCHRONICLES 9: COVIDISCRIMINATION19
Coronavirus exposes China’s history of racism towards Africans
CVCHRONICLES 10: MUCHAS GRACIAS!
Cuban doctors travel to international frontlines to help fight the coronavirus
CVCHRONICLES 10: MUCHAS GRACIAS!
Cuban doctors travel to international frontlines to help fight the coronavirus
CVCHRONICLES 11: PHYSICAL DISTANCING
As reckless, irresponsible behaviour seeps in, it seems we still have a lot to learn
CVCHRONICLES 11: PHYSICAL DISTANCING
As reckless, irresponsible behaviour seeps in, it seems we still have a lot to learn
CVCHRONICLES 12: POLITCAL POLLUTION
Under cover of coronavirus, the Trump administration is fervently dismantling our environmental protections.
CVCHRONICLES 12: POLITCAL POLLUTION
Under cover of coronavirus, the Trump administration is fervently dismantling our environmental protections.
CVCHRONICLES 13: THE OBAMAGATE OBSESSIONS
A hapless leader distracts from his failures
CVCHRONICLES 13: THE OBAMAGATE OBSESSIONS
A hapless leader distracts from his failures
CVCHRONICLES 14: ONE LOVE
CVCHRONICLES 14: ONE LOVE
CVCHRONICLES 15: MASK OF PREJUDICE
Victim blaming like racism, is also shaping, and undermining the USA’s political response to the pandemic.
CVCHRONICLES 15: MASK OF PREJUDICE
Victim blaming like racism, is also shaping, and undermining the USA’s political response to the pandemic.
CVCHRONICLES 16: WE ME
CVCHRONICLES 16: WE ME
CV PROVERBS 1
From a series of COVID-19 messages based on African proverbs.
CV PROVERBS 1
From a series of COVID-19 messages based on African proverbs.
CV PROVERBS 2
From a series of COVID-19 messages based on African proverbs.
CV PROVERBS 2
From a series of COVID-19 messages based on African proverbs.
CV PROVERBS 3
From a series of COVID-19 messages based on African proverbs.
CV PROVERBS 3
From a series of COVID-19 messages based on African proverbs.
CV PROVERBS 4
From a series of COVID-19 messages based on African proverbs.
CV PROVERBS 4
From a series of COVID-19 messages based on African proverbs.
CV PROVERBS 5
From a series of COVID-19 messages based on African proverbs.
CV PROVERBS 5
From a series of COVID-19 messages based on African proverbs.
CV PROVERBS 6
From a series of COVID-19 messages based on African proverbs.
CV PROVERBS 6
From a series of COVID-19 messages based on African proverbs.
CV PROVERBS 7
From a series of COVID-19 messages based on African proverbs.
CV PROVERBS 7
From a series of COVID-19 messages based on African proverbs.
CV PROVERBS 8
From a series of COVID-19 messages based on African proverbs.
CV PROVERBS 8
From a series of COVID-19 messages based on African proverbs.

projects

human rights

GLOBAL

FLIGHT
Poster for an exhibition on immigration.
FLIGHT
Poster for an exhibition on immigration.
WAR CHILD
Poster for an exhibition on child labor (child soldiers).
FAETAL CASUALTY
Poster for an exhibition on child labor (child soldiers).
1962 TO 2012
Poster on 60 years after Birmingham, Alabama, USA
1962 to 2012
Poster on 60 years after Birmingham, Alabama, USA
END GENITAL MUTILATION
Poster against the practice of genital mutilation in some parts of Africa.
END GENITAL MUTILATION
Poster against the practice of genital mutilation in some parts of Africa.
MANY RIVERS TO CROSS
Poster for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
MANY RIVERS TO CROSS
Poster for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
DISSENT IS A RIGHT
Poster defending the rights of opposition parties in Iran.
DISSENT IS A RIGHT
Poster defending the rights of opposition parties in Iran.
PALESTINE: A HOMELAND DENIED
Poster supporting the plight of Palestinian people.
PALESTINE: A HOMELAND DENIED
Poster supporting the plight of Palestinian people.
VOTE
None partisan poster for a campaign called -getting out the vote.
VOTE
None partisan poster for a campaign called -getting out the vote.
TOLERANCE
Poster confronting xenophobia in Africa.
TOLERANCE
Poster confronting xenophobia in Africa.

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human RIGHTS

un rights

30, is a folio of posters based on the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, and seen from an African perspective.

This series of 30 posters on Human Rights expresses my design philosophy on a larger scale to a wider audience.

My self-set brief grew out of the indignation I have always felt in the way that Africans are constantly portrayed. Shot entirely in Zimbabwe and Madagascar, these posters, based on dignity and preservation, exist as a tribute to the resistance and humility of African people.

9 of the 30 posters are shown here.

A book of this folio can be purchased here.
Exhibitions of 30 available upon request.

U.N. COLLECTION COVER
Dedication to the peoples of Africa
30 folio cover
Dedication to the peoples of Africa
Article 1
All human beings are born free.
Article 1
All human beings are born free.
article 4
No one should be subjected to slavery or servitude.
Article 4
No one should be subjected to slavery or servitude.
article 8
Everyone has the right to legal assistance.
Article 8
Everyone has the right to legal assistance.
article 11
Everyone has the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Article 11
Everyone has the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty.
article 14
Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy assylum from persecution in other countries.
Article 14
Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy assylum from persecution in other countries.
article 19
Everyone has the right to freedom of religion and expression.
Article 19
Everyone has the right to freedom of religion and expression.
Article 23
Everyone has the right to work.
Article 23
Everyone has the right to work.
Article 25
Everyone has the right to a standard of living.
Article 25
Everyone has the right to a standard of living.
Article 29
Everyone has a duty to the community and the environment.
Article 29
Everyone has a duty to the community and the environment.

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HUMAN RIGHTS

remember

8 of 12 posters on various important issues in the series that began in 1994 for a 'JUST World' conference in Malaysia on human rights. I have continued to add to this theme over the years.

REMEMBER Vietnam
Poster on the use of Agent Orange.
REMEMBER Vietnam
Poster on the use of Agent Orange.
REMEMBER Rwanda
Poster on ignoring the warnings of genocide.
REMEMBER Rwanda
Poster on ignoring the warnings of genocide.
REMEMBER The UN
Poster questioning the USA’s control of the UN.
REMEMBER The UN
Poster questioning the USA’s control of the UN.
REMEMBER Slavery
Poster on the ultimate cost of Slavery.
REMEMBER Slavery
Poster on the ultimate cost of Slavery.
REMEMBER Racism
Poster on the problems of Xenophobia.
REMEMBER Racism
Poster on the problems of Xenophobia.
REMEMBER The Holocaust
Poster on the extermination of Jews in Nazi Germany.
REMEMBER The Holocaust
Poster on the extermination of Jews in Nazi Germany.
REMEMBER Iraq
Poster on the unseen destruction of ‘smart bombs’.
REMEMBER Iraq
Poster on the unseen destruction of ‘smart bombs’.
REMEMBER September 11
Poster on the tragic events of September 11.
REMEMBER September 11
Poster on the tragic events of September 11.

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HUMAN RIGHTS

GRAPHIC COMMENTARIES

30 days of ‘graphic activism’

During the countdown to the Zimbabwe 2000 elections I produced around 50 ‘graphic commentaries’ in an attempt to chronicle and highlight the many issues that shaped the reality and atmosphere of our predicament with one aim in mind,  
to raise the consciousness of our situation and similar ones in the world at large. These were distributed daily by email on the internet.

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As a project, this began on 25 May 2000 - the day the voter delimitation zones were announced and went on for 30 days until the eve of the elections. By spending about an hour or two a day on a simple graphic comment related to our situation, I felt I could contribute something through the positive use of design to bring about some awareness to the abuse and violations of our rights being perpetrated in Zimbabwe.

Also given the absolute lack of voter education/information around, which should be the duty of any responsible government except ours, (as this would contradict every aspect of their violent campaign) I also wanted to disseminate ideas out there for interested civic rights groups and individuals to harvest and even use in some way if they could.

Commentary 1. ABUSE OF POWER
The eye in the skull is the shape of Zimbabwe.
Commentary 1. ABUSE OF POWER
The eye in the skull is the shape of Zimbabwe.
Commentary 2. TAKE YOUR ANGER TO THE POLLS
Commentary 2. TAKE YOUR ANGER TO THE POLLS
Commentary 3. BEHIND EVERY MOTHER
Commentary 3. BEHIND EVERY
MOTHER
Commentary 4. FLAG
A portion of the Zimbabwe flag.
Red = The Blood of Liberation
Commentary 4. FLAG
A portion of the Zimbabwe flag.  Green = Land, Gold = Prosperity, Black = People, Red = The Blood of Liberation
Commentary 6. ABSOLUTE
You'll have to remind yourself of an international advertising campaign.
Commentary 6. ABSOLUTE
You'll have to remind yourself of an international advertising campaign.
Commentary 8. NEWSWORTHY
As over 8000 people have fled from the violence and terror in their villages the international press seems only interested in the fate of whites.
Commentary 8. NEWSWORTHY
As over 8000 people have fled from the violence and terror in their villages the international press seems only interested in the fate of whites.
Commentary 13. IMPOTENCY
Commentary 13. IMPOTENCY
Commentary 19. JONGWE
The original symbol and current nickname for the ruling party is 'Jongwe', which means cockerel.
Commentary 19. JONGWE
The original symbol and current nickname for the ruling party is 'Jongwe', which means cockerel.
Commentary 23. OUR FEAR
The redeployment of the infamous 5th Brigade, 'red berets' for the notorious 'Gakuruhundi' campaign that left thousands of Ndebele dead.
Commentary 23. OUR FEAR
The redeployment of the 5th Brigade into Matebeleland has added a psychological twist to the state¹s continued intimidation campaign. In the 1980¹s the infamous 'red berets¹ were responsible for the notorious 'Gakuruhundi' campaign that left thousands of Ndebele dead and the area traumatised.
Commentary 24. IN GREED WE TRUST
The government orders the printing of millions of Zimbabwe dollars so that the ruling party could borrow funds to finance its election campaign.  On our currency, the watermark on our notes is actually a Zimbabwe bird.
Commentary 24. IN GREED WE TRUST
The government had just ordered the printing of 250 million Zimbabwe dollars so that the ruling party could borrow funds to finance its election campaign. It has already depleted the Z$76 million it was allocated for the election by parliament, as funding armed farm invasions and intimidating the masses is not cheap if you need to win at all costs and sustain self-serving corruption.
For those of you unfamiliar with our currency, the watermark on our notes is actually a Zimbabwe bird.
Commentary 25. DRC
Why does Robert Mugabe send our troops to die in a war that has nothing to do with us let alone one that we cannot afford?
Commentary 25. DRC
What has always been known, has become very clear in recent weeks -why Robert Mugabe sent our troops to die in a war that has nothing to do with us let alone one that we can afford.
Commentary 26. FREE & FAIR
Commentary 26. FREE & FAIR
Commentary 27. BEHIND EVERY MASK
Commentary 27. BEHIND EVERY MASK
Commentary 28. BACKFIRE
The day after Milosovic was toppled
Commentary 28. BACKFIRE
The day after Milosovic was toppled
Commentary 29. VISION
Commentary 29. VISION

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HUMAN RIGHTS

PORTAL OF TRUTH

Another 30 days of ‘graphic activism’

The Zimbabwe presidential elections were held on 9 & 10 March 2002, once again under a cloud of violence and intimidation, that had surpassed our worst nightmares. This time Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF party cynically cloaked their human rights abuses in legislation using laws to dismember and disenfranchise our citizenry.

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Maybe I was being unrealistic, and blinded by faith in humanity, but once again I began another month of graphic activism called ‘Portal of truth’ and produced around 42 images. As with the graphic commentaries from the 2000 elections, I sent an image a day, to Zimbabwe and the world, until the elections commenced.

Once again these images were intended for all and anybody’s eyes and could be disseminated and used in any way and every way to spread the truth about our deteriorating situation. The madness has to be stopped and if these images could make the slightest difference, then they needed to be out there.

Portal 1. STATE TERRORISM
The conical tower at Great Zimbabwe is the symbol of our beloved country. The plane is emblazoned with the name and insignia of the ruling party.
Portal 1. STATE TERRORISM
The conical tower at Great Zimbabwe is the symbol of our beloved country. The plane is emblazoned with the name and insignia of the ruling party.
Portal 2. STOP
Portal 2. STOP
Portal 5. ZIMBABWEAN
Portal 5. ZIMBABWEAN
Portal 7. SNAKE'S HEAD
Portal 7. SNAKE'S HEAD
Portal 8. FREEDOM OF SPEECH
The Bulawayo Offices of The Daily News, Zimbabwe's independent and leading daily paper were petrol bombed today.
Portal 8. FREEDOM OF SPEECH
The Bulawayo Offices of The Daily News, Zimbabwe's independent and leading daily paper were petrol bombed today.
Portal 10. ACCESS DENIED
Robert Mugabe defied the EU two days ago, announcing that its observers would not be allowed to monitor Zimbabwe's presidential election.
Portal 10. ACCESS DENIED
Robert Mugabe defied the European Union two days ago, announcing that its observers would not be allowed to monitor Zimbabwe's presidential election.
Portal 15. DISTURBING THE PEACE
An interdenominational church service in Bulawayo on Saturday ended in the arrest of eleven people. They were arrested for disturbing the peace.
Portal 15. DISTURBING THE PEACE
An interdenominational church service in Bulawayo on Saturday ended in the arrest of eleven people. They were arrested for disturbing the peace.
Portal 18. MOSQUITO
Proverb
Portal 18. MOSQUITo
Proverb
Portal 19. WORK or TORTURE
Militant members of ZANU PF have set up at least 22 militia bases across Zimbabwe under the guise of occupational training centers, to launch violent government-backed forays of torture and oppression.
Portal 19. WORK or TORTURE
Militant members of President Mugabe's party have set up at least 22 militia bases across Zimbabwe under the guise of occupational training centers, to launch violent government-backed forays of torture and oppression, human rights groups claimed yesterday. The Human Rights forum said: "In most cases, victims are abducted to bases ... these bases are springboards for the militia operating in the area and also serve as torture centres.”
Portal 20. FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
Moses Oguti, the editor-in-chief of a Botswana magazine, Trans-Kalahari, is still languishing in Mutare prison a week after his arrest for allegedly sneaking into the country.
Portal 20. FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
Moses Oguti, the editor-in-chief of a Botswana magazine, Trans-Kalahari, is still languishing in Mutare prison a week after his arrest for allegedly sneaking into the country through the Forbes border post. - Daily News. Saturday 23rd February. This image is dedicated to all journalists around the world.
Portal 21. 13 MILLION HOSTAGES
Portal 21. 13 MILLION HOSTAGES
Portal 26. SEE NO EVIL
President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa outlines a vision for a new Africa which he dubbed 'The African Renaissance', while his own observers here in Zimbabwe are being mugged in broad daylight.
Portal 26. SEE NO EVIL
On 28th September, 1998, President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa outlined a vision for a new Africa which he dubbed 'The African Renaissance'. He spoke about peace, democracy and solidarity, while his own observers here in Zimbabwe are being mugged in broad daylight. Hypocrisy has never been more apparent.
Portal 28. MEDALS OF DISHONOUR
The opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai  gets charged with high treason, while Zimbabwe's military and security chiefs say they would only back Mugabe.
Portal 28. MEDALS OF DISHONOUR
The opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai  gets charged with high treason, yet Zimbabwe's military and security chiefs don't even get their wrists slapped for saying they would only back Mugabe and his henchmen.
Portal 30. DEGREES IN VIOLENCE
Portal 30. DEGREES IN VIOLENCE
Portal 35. MISS ZIMBABWE 2003
Thousands of hungry villagers accuse Mugabe of not delivering promised food as many are surviving on one meal a day while others survive on tree leaves and edible roots.
Portal 35. MISS ZIMBABWE 2003
Hungry villagers accuse Mugabe of not delivering promised food. Thousands of villagers are surviving on one meal a day while others survive on tree leaves and edible roots. Daily News Zimbabwe 2/22/02

projects

SOCIAL & POLITICS

monument of truth
Poster on Confederate monuments that abound in the USA.
MONUMENT OF TRUTH
Poster on Confederate monuments that abound in the USA.
I CAN’T BREATHE
Poster on systemic racism and police brutality in the USA.
I CAN’T BREATHE
Poster on systemic racism and police brutality in the USA.
PEACE IS RESPECT
Election poster to help deepen the foundations for peace, dialogue and social cohesion in Zimbabwe.
PEACE IS RESPECT
Election poster to help deepen the foundations for peace, dialogue and social cohesion in Zimbabwe.
LIFEJACKET
Poster on African refugees: No one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land. – Warsan Shire
LIFEJACKET
Poster on African refugees:
No one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land.
– Warsan Shire
power’S MORAL COMPASS
Poster from a series called The Language of War.
POWER'S MORAL COMPASS
Poster from a series called The Language of War.
UBUNTU
Tolerance poster in homage to Paul Peter Piech (1920-1996)
UBUNTU
Tolerance poster in homage to Paul Peter Piech (1920-1996)
GIVE ME YOUR TIRED
Poster protesting Trump's proposed US immigration ban.
GIVE ME YOUR TIRED
Poster protesting Trump's proposed US immigration ban.
trump warning
Poster for the 2016 USA elections.
TRUMP WARNING
Poster for the 2016 USA elections.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
Poster addressing gun control.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
Poster addressing gun control.
WE’RE FUCKED
Poster addressing the endless cycle of consumerism.
WE’RE FUCKED
Poster addressing the endless cycle of consumerism.
ARMBAND
Poster addressing the rise of populism and authoritarianism.
ARMBAND
Poster addressing the rise of populism and authoritarianism.
RIP
Poster addressing gun control.
RIP
Poster addressing gun control.
lone wolf
Poster on language discrimination in the media and politics.
LONE WOLF
Poster on language discrimination in the media and politics.
nuclear disarmament now
Anti Nuclear War poster.
nuclear disarmament now
Anti Nuclear War poster.
war is murder
Anti War poster.
WAR IS MURDER
Anti War poster.
god has no religion
Poster for Print Magazine's 75th anniversary.
GOD HAS NO RELIGION
Poster for Print Magazine's 75th anniversary.
BLACK LIVES MATTER
Poster on racial equality (Black lives matter).
BLACK LIVES MATTER
Poster on racial equality (Black lives matter).
war IS HELL
Anti War poster from a series called The Language of War.
WAR IS HELL
Anti War poster from a series called The Language of War.
STILL LOADING
Poster on racial equality (Black lives matter).
STILL LOADING
Poster on racial equality (Black lives matter).
TILL DEATH DO US PART
Poster on Conflict Diamonds.
TILL DEATH DO US PART
Poster on Conflict Diamonds.
2008?
Poster for the 2008 USA elections.
2008?
Poster for the 2008 USA elections.
EJECT
Poster for the 2004 USA elections.
EJECT
Poster for the 2004 USA elections.
1%
Poster for the Occupy movement.
1%
Poster for the Occupy movement.
MANTONE
Intro image for a section in a journal that looks at race country by country.
RACE - COUNTRY BY COLOUR
Intro image for a section in a journal that looks at race country by country.
MEDIA DEMONIZATION
Image for a journal article claiming that the mass media perpetuate racial stereotypes.
MEDIA DEMONIZATION
Image for a journal article claiming that the mass media perpetuate racial stereotypes.
RACISM is a closed mind
Poster emphasizing where racism takes root.
FACISM/RACISM
Image for a journal article on how early childhood can help it take root.
GLOBALISATION
Poster on the effects of global homogenization.
GLOBALISATION
Poster on the effects of global homogenization.
SRI LANKA
Poster commentary on Sri Lanka's Prime Minister's speech.
SRI LANKA
Poster commentary on Sri Lanka's Prime Minister's speech.
STOP GENDER VIOLENCE
Poster to fight against Domestic Violence.
STOP GENDER VIOLENCE
Poster to fight against Domestic Violence.
WARNING
Poster on religion and politics.
WARNING
Poster on religion and politics.
EXCEPT U
Poster for an exhibition on (African) immigration in the European Union.
EXCEPT U
Poster for an exhibition on (African) immigration in the European Union.
TRUTH & RECONCILIATION
Poster for a peace conference.
TRUTH & RECONCILIATION
Poster for a peace conference.
MOTO Election Aftermath
Cover for a political magazine just after 1985 Zimbabwe general elections.
MOTO Election Aftermath
Cover for a political magazine just after 1985 Zimbabwe general elections.
SELF-DETERMINATION
Poster supporting the liberation struggles in Africa.
SELF-DETERMINATION
Poster supporting the liberation struggles in Africa.

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ENVIRONMENT

FLINT
Poster with skull and crossbones for Michigan.
flint
Poster with skull and crossbones for Michigan.
SLOW DOWN
Poster advocating bicycle use.
SLOW DOWN
Poster advocating bicycle use.
UNCLEAR ?
Poster on the lessons of Chernobyl and Fukushima.
UNCLEAR ?
Poster on the lessons of Chernobyl and Fukushima.
LISTEN
From a series of 6 posters on deforestation.
LISTEN
From a series of 6 posters on deforestation.
CHERNOBYL, 20 YEARS AFTER
Poster about the tragic 1986 nuclear accident in the Ukraine.
CHERNOBYL, 20 YEARS AFTER
Poster about the tragic 1986 nuclear accident in the Ukraine.
GAME OVER
Poster on water pollution.
GAME OVER
Poster on water pollution.
DENIAL
Poster on Fossil fuel depletion.
DENIAL
Poster on Fossil fuel depletion.
CO2 Consume
Environmental poster on Carbon emissions and our lifestyle.
CO2 Consume
Environmental poster on Carbon emissions and our lifestyle.
THE EARTH IS OUR MOTHER
Poster used during 1992 UN conference on environment & development.
THE EARTH IS OUR MOTHER
Poster used during 1992 UN conference on environment & development.
IUCN
Poster depicting how human identity is linked to wildlife.
IUCN
Poster depicting how human identity is linked to wildlife.
IUCN CALENDAR 2000
Calendar for a Conservation organization utilizing tradition fabrics.
IUCN CALENDAR 2000
Calendar for a Conservation organization utilizing tradition fabrics.
IUCN CALENDAR 2000
Calendar for a Conservation organization utilizing tradition fabrics.
IUCN CALENDAR 2000
Calendar for a Conservation organization utilizing tradition fabrics.
IUCN Calendar 2000
Calendar for a Conservation organization utilizing tradition fabrics.
IUCN Calendar 2000
Calendar for a Conservation organization utilizing tradition fabrics.
iUCN CALENDAR 1999
Calendar for a Conservation organization utilizing custom made Zimbabwean staffs.
iUCN Calendar 1999
Calendar for a Conservation organization utilizing custom made Zimbabwean staffs.
GLOBAL WARnING!
Poster for a conference on Global Warming in Kyoto.
GLOBAL WARNING!
Poster for a conference on Global Warming in Kyoto.
1x4x4
Poster advocating bicycle use for commuting.
1x4x4
Poster advocating bicycle use for commuting.

projects

cultural

la strada
Poster for an exhibition celebrating the life of filmmaker Federico Fellini.
la strada
Poster for an exhibition celebrating the life of filmmaker Federico Fellini.
ATAGO
Poster for a Japanese summer festival.
atago
Poster for a Japanese summer festival.
medicine man
Poster raising awareness of the healing properties of Cannabis for an international conference in Athens.
MEDICINE MAN
Poster raising awareness of the healing properties of Cannabis for an international conference in Athens.
AND STILL I RISE
Poster for my AIGA Fellow Exhibition.
and still i rise
Poster for my AIGA Fellow Exhibition.
VISUALIZING SOCIAL CHANGE
Poster for an exhibition in California. 
visualizing social change
Poster for an exhibition in California. 
SHOJO
Poster for a Japanese Summer festival.
shojo
Poster for a Japanese Summer festival.
STUBBORN HOPE
Poster for a peace awards dinner.
STUBBORN HOPE
Poster for a peace awards dinner.
SIEGE OF SARAJEVO
Poster for an exhibition entitled Views of Sarajevo 1914-2014.
SIEGE OF SARAJEVO
Poster for an exhibition entitled Views–Sarajevo 1914-2014.
BEING
Poster for an exhibition of my work around issues of Consumerism and Human Existence - the arrow feather is a barcode.
BEING
Poster for an exhibition of my work around issues of Consumerism and Human Existence - the arrow feather is a barcode.
SOUTH AFRICA 2010
Poster promoting the world cup.
SOUTH AFRICA 2010
Poster promoting the world cup.
DIVIDED CITIES
Conference poster.
DIVIDED CITIES
Conference poster.
DISSENT
Poster for an exhibition of my work.
DISSENT
Poster for an exhibition of my work.
HOMAGE TO LAUTREC
Poster to commemorate the 100th year of the death of Toulouse Lautrec.
HOMAGE TO LAUTREC
Poster to commemorate the 100th year of the death of Toulouse Lautrec.
CREATIVE DEFIANCE
Poster for a lecture.
CREATIVE DEFIANCE
Poster for a lecture.
HUMANITY'S GIFTS
Cultural Diversity poster.
HUMANITY'S GIFTS
Cultural Diversity poster.
DIGNITY
Poster for an exhibition of my work in Japan.
DIGNITY
Poster for an exhibition of my work in Japan.
ANDY SHEPPARD 1
Poster for jazz musician’s tour of Africa.
ANDY SHEPPARD 1
Poster for jazz musician’s tour of Africa.
ANDY SHEPPARD 2
Poster for jazz musician’s concert in Zimbabwe.
ANDY SHEPPARD 2
Poster for jazz musician’s concert in Zimbabwe.
LE MARCHE AFRICAIN
Poster for an African Crafts Market and Convention.
LE MARCHE AFRICAIN
Poster for an African Crafts Market and Convention.
AFRICA 2006
Poster to promote Africa’s bid for the World Cup in 2006.
AFRICA 2006
Poster to promote Africa’s bid for the World Cup in 2006.
SOUTHERN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL
Color poster for an African Film Festival.
SOUTHERN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL
Color poster for an African Film Festival.
BRECHT’S 100th
Poster to commemorate the 100th birthday of radical German playwright and poet, Bertolt Brecht.
BRECHT’S 100th
Poster to commemorate the 100th birthday of radical German playwright and poet, Bertolt Brecht.
GRAZI
Poster announcing an exhibition of designers works.
GRAZI
Poster announcing an exhibition of designers works.

projects

health

HUNGER
Poster for an exhibition on stopping world hunger.
HUNGER
Poster from a 'Food & Nutrition kit' to educate consumers on aspects of nutrition.
DISEASE
Poster for an exhibition at the 12th World AIDS Conference.
DISEASE
Poster for an exhibition at the 12th World AIDS Conference.
HIV POSITIVE
Anti stigma poster to support people suffering from AIDS.
HIV POSITIVE
Anti stigma poster to support people suffering from AIDS.
THE COST OF LIVING
Poster on HIV/AIDS awareness.
THE COST OF LIVING
Poster on HIV/AIDS awareness.
THE POINT OF LIFE
Poster on HIV/AIDS awareness.
THE POINT OF LIFE
Poster on HIV/AIDS awareness.
aids SLINGSHOT
World AIDS Day Poster on AIDS awareness.
SLINGSHOT
World AIDS Day Poster on AIDS awareness.
AIDS CONTINUUM OF CARE
Framework conceived as a map/tool designed and intended for anyone and everyone in any profession to use within their cultural conceptual contexts and their material circumstances in combatting AIDS
AIDS CONTINUUM OF CARE
Framework conceived as a map/tool designed to help combat AIDS.

PROJECTS

a WORLD OF QUESTIONS

© 2015 

A World of Questions: 120 Posters on the Human Condition:
A large hardcover (18" x 11.25", 45.7 x 28.6cm) thought provoking, conceptual book that urges us to question things we might take for granted. Subjects within the book include: the environment, corruption, assassination, climate change, consumerism, dissent, disability, the death penalty, education, the economy, ecocide, endangered species, energy, equality, fast food, fossil fuels, gender, guns, genocide, human rights, health, technology, labor, culture, nuclear disarmament, philosophy, peace, pollution, privacy, population, racism, religion, recycling, social media, values, vanishing resources, water, waste and war amongst many others. Through design, A World of Questions uses original imagery to engage us in the conversations of our time.

Music: Kinan Azmeh

Purchase book here.
Exhibitions of A World of Questions available upon request.

REVIEWS FOR A WORLD OF QUESTIONS

Riveting, heartbreaking, challenging, in your face and poetic. This collection is an utter tour de force. Debbie Millman, USA 

 An inspirational tool for change makers around the globe. Jakob Von Uexküll, Sweden 

The need for change around the critical issues of our time is clearly and powerfully expressed. Milton Glaser, USA

 A remarkable snapshot of where we are and how we must move forward. Anita Kunz, Canada

A catalogue of heartfelt graphic provocation from a master of versatile visual thinking. Rick Poynor, UK

 A powerful and beautiful book.  Rebeca Méndez, USA

A series of astonishing posters nearly unprecedented in history of social design and extraordinary in their content, scope and creativity.  Felix Beltran, Cuba/Mexico

Thanks for these 120 wake-up calls…let them hang on the walls all over the world. Swip Stolk, The Netherlands

His eyes are not eyes because you see them. They are eyes because they see you. Ronald Shakespear, Argentina

Stunning images, deep insights and piercing messages are captured so beautifully that they bring the kind of uplifting that we need in our quest for a better world. Anwar Fazal, Malaysia

A book that rises up against injustice with dignity.  Mitsuo Katsui, Japan 

Impressive. The stakes are high. Pierre Bernard, France 

Once again Chaz reframes the issues of our time through his enlightened means of challenging expression…he reminds us that to be bold and emphatic is noble. Rick Valicenti, USA 

Such an important book from one of the most perfect visual translators the graphic design field has ever seen. Felipe Taborda, Brazil 

This amazing book is for anybody who appreciates the power of visual metaphor.  Armando Milani, Italy 

This is a timeless and essential companion for exploring life and resilience. Ric Grefé, USA 

Intellectual, original, brave, surprising, systematic and relentless. Yossi Lemel, Israel 

Chaz has great moral integrity.  Why isn’t everyone like him? Maira Kalman, USA 

This visually sophisticated poster compendium is filled with love for humanity, its struggles and its future. Mehdi Saeedi, Iran 

Chaz challenges us to contemplate the state of our universe, all with surprising and inspiring results. Giovanni De Mauro, Italy 

If A World of Questions does not make you think, think and rethink, you may be right to think that you are probably dead. Nnimmo Bassey, Nigeria

projects

missives & quotes

Once a month for the past few years I have stuck a tear-sheet flyer with a different illustrated missive or quote on it outside my office door at the college where I taught.

I felt I also wanted to share this with an online audience and in 2013, I started to send these out to my friends and colleagues as well.

These small images aren't posters and were never intended for print. I saw them as digital doodles to keep my mind focused and the creative juices flowing. They are usually done in a day and while some images might be related to a pertinent issue of the day, many are just great quotes which I enjoy.

INVISIBILITY
Juneteenth, the abolishment of slavery in the USA.
invisibility
Juneteenth, the abolishment of slavery in the USA.
GOP
Republican sycophant senators show their disdain for the constitution during Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.
GOP
Republican sycophant senators show their disdain for the constitution during Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
February. What about the other 11 months?
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
February. What about the other 11 months?
NSA SURVEILLANCE
Latest NSA surveillance program exposed.
NSA SURVEILLANCE
Latest NSA surveillance program exposed.
Mandela
Nelson Mandela died in December 2013.
Mandela
Nelson Mandela died in December 2013.
ebola
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa was first reported in March 2014, and has rapidly become the deadliest occurrence of the disease since its discovery in 1976.
Ebola
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa was first reported in March 2014, and has rapidly become the deadliest occurrence of the disease since its discovery in 1976.
I have a dream i exist
In June 2015, nine people were murdered in a historic black Charleston church in South Carolina as the Confederate flag flies in the Capitol grounds.
I have a dream i exist
In June 2015, nine people were murdered in a historic black Charleston church in South Carolina as the Confederate flag flies in the Capitol grounds.
trump card
Comment on GOP nominee for 2016 presidential elections.
trump card
Comment on GOP nominee for 2016 presidential elections.
T FOR TRUMP
T FOR TRUMP
GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM
The racist tweet aimed at four Congresswomen of color — three of whom were born in the U.S.
GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM
The racist tweet aimed at four Congresswomen of color — three of whom were born in the U.S.
HATE HURTS
US president Donald Trump routinely uses hate speech to incite people.
HATE HURTS
US president Donald Trump routinely uses hate speech to incite people.
THE MORE THINGS CHANGE, THE MORE THEY STAY THE SAME
A year after the ‘palace coup’ in Zimbabwe that helped install a new president -nicknamed the Crocodile, ordinary people are swept up in the biggest crackdown of dissent seen in the country for many years.
THE MORE THINGS CHANGE, THE MORE THEY STAY THE SAME
A year after the ‘palace coup’ in Zimbabwe that helped install a new president -nicknamed the Crocodile, ordinary people are swept up in the biggest crackdown of dissent seen in the country for many years.
A SLICE OF UNITY
The African Union supports Robert Mugabe’s 2013 rigged election.
A SLICE OF UNITY
The African Union supports Robert Mugabe’s 2013 rigged election.

projects

divers

el chango
Poster tribute to Ernesto ‘El Chango’ Cabral, Mexico’s most revered caricaturist/illustrator.
El Chango – his nickname, means The Monkey.
el chango
Poster tribute to Ernesto ‘El Chango’ Cabral, Mexico’s most revered caricaturist/illustrator.
El Chango – his nickname, means The Monkey.
TEXT ME
Promotional image for an exhibition.
text me
Promotional image for an exhibition.
CURANDERO REVOLUCIONaRIO
Poster commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of Latin American revolutionary Ché Guevara.
CURANDERO REVOLUCIONaRIO
Poster commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of Latin American revolutionary Ché Guevara.
100% AFRICAN
Poster on Identity, Dignity and Solidarity.
100% AFRICAN
Poster on Identity, Dignity and Solidarity.
3 WISE MEN
Christmas Card.
3 WISE MEN
Christmas Card.
TUKU MUSIC
CD Cover for a Zimbabwean musician whose totem is an elephant.
TUKU MUSIC
CD Cover for a Zimbabwean musician whose totem is an elephant.
mhepo
CD Cover. Mapapiro means 'little wing'.
mhepo
CD Cover. Mapapiro means 'little wing'.
NMMZ
Proposed logo for National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe.
NMMZ
Proposed logo for National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe.
JACARANDA
Magazine cover for a Japanese social group in Zimbabwe.
JACARANDA
Magazine cover for a Japanese social group in Zimbabwe.
GLOBAL NARRATIVES OF RACE
University journal for a race conference in South Africa.
GLOBAL NARRATIVES OF RACE
University journal for a race conference in South Africa.
DESIGN ISSUES
Magazine cover for design journal.
design issues
Magazine cover for design journal.
KANDAYA
Book cover illustrating the story of an illusive guerilla fighter during the Zimbabwe liberation struggle.
kandaya
Book cover illustrating the story of an illusive guerilla fighter during the Zimbabwe liberation struggle.
LARRY WATSON
CD Cover.
LARRY WATSON
CD Cover.
SHIFT-CTRL-EDUCATION
Poster promoting online education. Client: Massachusetts Colleges Online. 2003
SHIFT-CTRL-EDUCATION
Poster promoting online education. Client: Massachusetts Colleges Online. 2003
RESISTING TYRANNY
Logo to mark the centenary of the birth of Dietrich Bonhoeffer a remarkable German pastor who was executed by direct order of Hitler.
RESISTING TYRANNY
Logo to mark the centenary of the birth of Dietrich Bonhoeffer a remarkable German pastor who was executed by direct order of Hitler.
NGZ
Logo for National Gallery of Zimbabwe.
NGZ
Logo for National Gallery of Zimbabwe.
PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE
Identity campaign Tshirt for a global day of action in solidarity with the uprising in Iran.
PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE
Identity campaign Tshirt for a global day of action in solidarity with the uprising in Iran.
PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE
Identity campaign poster idea for a global day of action in solidarity with the people's of the world.
PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE
Identity campaign poster idea for a global day of action in solidarity with the people's of the world.
LOSS
Image commissioned to raise funds to aid victims of the devastating earthquake and Tsunami disaster in Japan.
LOSS
Image commissioned to raise funds to aid victims of the devastating earthquake and Tsunami disaster in Japan.
INJUSTICE
Book cover.
INJUSTICE
Book cover.
FOOTPRINTS ABOUT THE BANTUSTAN
Book cover on African Poetry.
FOOTPRINTS ABOUT THE BANTUSTAN
Book cover on African Poetry.
YOUNG WORLD BOOKS
Imprint for a book publisher.
young world books
Imprint for a book publisher.
mzingeli
Imprint for a Publisher.
mzingeli
Imprint for Mzingeli Publisher.
KNOWLEDGE WILL SET YOU FREE
2 color poster to encourage people to use the British Council libraries.
knowledge will set you free
2 color poster to encourage people to use the British Council libraries.
CYCLONE IDAI
Poster in solidarity with the victims of cyclone Idai.
CYCLONE IDAI
Poster in solidarity with the victims of cyclone Idai.
SLY
Poster celebrating 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival.
sly
Poster celebrating 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival.

curatorial

repressing expression

This cyberspace exhibition without boundaries was launched on Thursday 25th May, 2000 (Africa Day).  Displaying their solidarity and concern for Zimbabwe’s situation, a few graphic designers from around the world donated their skills and imagination to protest a proposed Zimbabwe special communications bill intended to intimidate all email & internet service providers by forcing them to allow the government to view ALL communications entering and leaving the country.

curatorial

sociographics

An exhibition of posters celebrating commonsense and social responsibility by the students of my poster class at the Massachusetts College of Art. This exhibition initially took place at the State House in Boston, April 12-16th, 2004.

These posters are intended to raise awareness, to call to action, to enlighten, to promote, and to inform.

curatorial

graphic imperative

International Posters for Peace, Social Justice and the Environment 1965-2005. Boston, Philadelphia and New York City. The first major exhibition I have a co-curated, this exhibition is a select retrospective of 40 years of international sociopolitical posters. Themes include dissent, liberation, racism, sexism, human rights, civil rights, environmental and health concerns, AIDS, war, literacy and tolerance, collectively providing a window to an age of great change.

Go to the Graphic Imperative Website

film

after the wax

© 1991 | 16mm Colour  | 17mins 20secs

Written, Directed & Produced by: Chaz Maviyane-Davies
Director of Photography: Tony Shearn
Editor: James Carew
Music: Juwon Ogungbe
Principal Actors: Nick Monu & Graig Lungu

Synopsis:
The poem of a dead man - using nationality to look back on the point of his life and human existence.  His plight is our plight.

Festivals & Awards:
Southern African Film Festival, Harare. 1993  (2 Awards: Best Director & Best Short Film)
Oberhausen Film Festival, Germany. 1993
1st ANIWA African Student Film Festival, Accra, Ghana. 1993 (Awarded  the ANIWA Trophy)
Tampere Film Festival, Finland. 1994
Norwegian Short Film Festival, Oslo, Norway. 1994

Shown on TV:
WDR Germany, Arte France & Channel 4 UK.