This poster joins a series of Anti-gun posters we have developed over the years. As part of this exploration, we want to bring attention to the issue of gun control in the US. This poster was created in the wake of yet another tragic school shooting.
Each poster in this series begins as a visual play on the American flag and is then coupled with the tragic event it is highlighting. In this iteration, we created many versions of the flag, before we settled on creating this illustrated version, which is a combination of hand-drawn watercolor strokes, composited with ruled paper, which was then photographed before being embedded into the overall design. In keeping with the recurring theme, we used minimalist typography to accentuate the tragedy.
The end result is a poster that focuses attention on Parkland, as yet another national tragedy of senseless murder. Our hope is that these posters will continue to engage and move dialogue forward for this important issue in our society.