The Best of All Possible Worlds!

Taken from Voltaire’s Candide (or Optimism), this poster aims to bring into question the state of the world.

As Voltaire used great satire within Candide to question the concept of optimism and the ways of the world. His catch phrase “The Best of All Possible Worlds!” is contrasted against a number of ridiculously unfortunate events (natural disasters, war, violence, greed…) to prove that the world does indeed have many problems.

Although written in the 18th Century, I feel Candide is still pertinent today, and can show how so many issues are so often overlooked or go unnoticed (such as the overproduction of useless objects such as plastic flowers). This poster seeks to expose these issues and bring them into discussion.