This poster joins a series of Anti-gun posters we have developed over the years. As part of this progression, 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 onto 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 projects the classic and iconic symbol of the American flag to awaken viewers to the national tragedy of Parkland and the senselessness of the murders committed. Our hope is that these posters will continue to engage viewers and help keep momentum and discussion moving forward for this important issue in our society.