Can Yang

Chloe Scheffe

Daniel Zender

Conor Nolan

Elena Miska

Haik Avanian

Marleigh Culver

Morcos Key

Natalie Shields

Tim Lahan

Zak Jensen

“Ask ‘are you choking?’
Call 911 if person can’t speak or breathe.”

We asked eleven designers to create posters that explain what to do if someone is choking — you know the ones, you see them in restaurants, hidden away behind the counter. The results are wide-ranging, from straight-forward typography to comics, 3D rendering, and wild illustration. Some put utility at the forefront of their design, abiding by ADA rules and serving public safety. Others lean further toward the abstract – to the point where, if someone did happen to be choking, well, the poster might not be of great assistance.

Designed by:

Can Yang
Chloe Scheffe
Conor Nolan
Daniel Zender
Elena Miska
Haik Avanian
Marleigh Culver
Morcos Key
Natalie Shields
Tim Lahan
Zak Jensen


– 18 x 24"
– Indigo Print
– Curated by Elizabeth Goodspeed and XXXI