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The purpose of this project was to create a poster series to promote exhibitions about 3 social disrupters: Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malala Yousafzai. The posters are designed to showcase the positive impact that the three had, and continue to have on the world.
The binding thread across the three visionaries is the work they have done to disrupt social standards through nonviolent means. Gandhi fought for Indian independence through civil disobedience–the active refusal to obey the British in power–which caused major disruption. MLK followed Gandhi's non-violent approach to fight for racial equality and disrupt the status quo in the US. Malala has and continues to advocate for girls' education all over the world, and disrupt the idea that education is bounded by gender.
The method used to support the concept of disruption first started in the scanner. Paper with each disruptor's name was moved in different ways to create unique textures. These manipulations were then printed and further manipulated using the scanner. The result of this play was three visually interesting textures that fit each individual's journey of disrupting expectations. These textures were then layered onto images that support each visionary's journey. An image of a spinning wheel and another of a protest are used for Gandhi, as both are iconic parts of his disruption. MLK's poster features a picture of a bus to represent his bus boycott and an image of a march during his time. Malala is represented through images of girls studying as well as books to support her fight for girls' education. The information about the exhibition series was then typeset using integration and fusion.
The combination of the concept of disruption and the scanner method results in three dynamic posters that have numerous variables to keep them interesting, while remain cohesive throughout the series.