After entering the grounds of the Festival Headquarters in the former Sophienspital, visitors were immediately confronted with this year’s theme of protest. Set up as islands of posters, for example, was a selection of political subjects from the Guest Country, Poland, where a new poster culture has recently established itself: The initiative Demokracja Ilustrowana calls for the design of protest posters. And the digital poster library Graficzne Pogotowie offers a variety of resistance subjects that can be downloaded free of charge. Both initiatives enable fast and democratic access to good design. Using the posters from this stock, other things were honored at the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 2018 too: values.