THE REFUGEE NATION
One Show Gold Pencil Design 2017 / One Show Gold Pencil Cross Platform 2017 / D&AD Yellow Pencil Outdoor 2017 / D&AD Wood Pencil Integrated 2017
/ D&AD Wood Pencil PR 2017 / NY Festivals Grand Prize Design 2017 / NY Festivals First Prize Design 2017 / NY Festivals First Prize PR 2017 / Cannes Lions Bronze 2018 / Cannes Lions Grand Prix for Good 2017 / Cannes Lions Titanium 2017 / Cannes Lions Gold, Silver, Bronze 2017 / One Show Best of Show 2017 / One Show Best of Category Cross Platform 2017 / One Show Best of Category Design 2017
The Refugee Nation is a borderless nation founded to represent 65 million displaced people worldwide. Its iconic orange and black flag was designed by Syrian refugee, Yara Said. These colors pay tribute to refugees in a symbol of solidarity with many brave souls that, like her, wore life-vests as they crossed the seas in search of a safer place to live.
Grammy-winning artist M.I.A. supporting The Refugee Nation on her Instagram feed during the Refugee Travel Ban crisis.
Our direct mail package is folded into the shape of the life-vest that inspired the flag.
Together with Makers Unite, we helped recently settled refugees in Amsterdam get their first jobs making our flags.
We collaborated with Syrian composer and refugee, Moutaz Arian, to create The Refugee Nation anthem for the Olympic team.