uLaval to redesign campaign image linked to Nazi-era icon

March 15, 2016

Université Laval is redesigning a fundraising campaign image after facing criticism about the image’s similarity to a tower designed by a Nazi architect. The poster image, which shows a soaring bird trailed by red and gold streams, was reportedly based on uLaval’s coat of arms and designed to illustrate the generosity of donors. However, the institution redesigned the poster after its image drew comparisons to the German pavilion from the 1937 World's Fair that was created by Nazi architect Albert Speer. The new poster has replaced the bird with uLaval’s coat of arms. uLaval stated that the resemblance was unintentional and apologized to those who may have been offended by the similarity. Laval  | CBC | La Presse (1) | La Presse (2)