The Martyr Collection is a set of stamps that exhibits prominent historical figures who made the ultimate sacrifice for human rights. Even though their struggle was for peace, they all perished violently.
In my research, I looked at leaders who made a major impact on the world and how they were connected. I noticed how each of these gentlemen died as a result of gun violence. To drive this message home, I placed an infrared dot on each stamp in order to show how they were targeted. I wanted the figures to look iconic so I drew them in the head cut style of the Wall Street Journal. I enlarged the illustrations on the right hand side to show more detail and punched a hole through the illustrations to reveal the infrared dot in different way.
Whenever I show this project to people, they seem to get the point almost instantaneously.