Combining image and text for social justice Talk about what James Vitore says: Graphic Design can be used for many things, branding, information graphics, advertising, but it’s at it’s best when it’s used like a club with spikes, fighting for social justice Look at samples of Chaz Maviyane Davies, Zimbabwe national. Professor of Design at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. For more than two decades his work has taken on issues of consumerism, health, nutrition, social responsibility, the environment and human rights. On being a designer: Images transport ideas, but design drives them. The act of design is an act of independence.
A IS FOR AFRICA Poster for an exhibition on the Alphabet as Art, highlighting apathy and AIDS. Poster by Chaz Maviyane Davies FIGURE / GROUND- ambiguous
NO MORE HUNGER Poster for an exhibition on stopping world hunger. Poster by Chaz Maviyane Davies CLOSURE
HIV POSITIVE Anti stigma poster to support people suffering from AIDS. Poster by Chaz Maviyane Davies FIGURE GROUND - reversible
ORPHAN Greeting card asking to support AIDS orphans in Kenya. Poster by Chaz Maviyane Davies REVERSIBLE FIGRE / GROUND CONTINUATION
LOSS Image commissioned to raise funds to aid victims of the devastating earthquake and Tsunami disaster in Japan. Poster by Chaz Maviyane Davies STABLE FIGURE GROUND CONTINUATION
CONSUME From a series of 2 posters that address climate change. By Chaz Maviyane-Davies SCALE CONTUATION
CREATIVE DEFIANCE Poster for a lecture. By Chaz Maviyane-Davies TOOLS: TEXTURE
GLOBALISATION Poster on the effects of homogenization through rampant opportunism. By Chaz Maviyane-Davies GESTALT – CLOSURE / continuation
MANY RIVERS TO CROSS Poster for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. By Chaz Maviyane-Davies CONTINUATION
Give them a List of techniques and tutorials to try, this is where craftsmanship comes in
Integrating Text and Image
A IS FOR AFRICA By Chaz Maviyane-Davies Poster for an exhibition on the Alphabet as Art, highlighting apathy and AIDS.
NO MORE HUNGER By Chaz Maviyane-Davies Poster for an exhibition on stopping world hunger.
HIV POSITIVE By Chaz Maviyane-Davies Anti stigma poster to support people suffering from AIDS.
ORPHAN By Chaz Maviyane-Davies Greeting card asking to support AIDS orphans in Kenya
LOSS By Chaz Maviyane-Davies Image commissioned to raise funds to aid victims of the eqrthqake and Tsunami in Japan
CONSUME By Chaz Maviyane-Davies From a series of posters that address climate change.
CREATIVE DEFIANCE By Chaz Maviyane-Davies Poster for a lecture
GLOBALISATION By Chaz Maviyane-Davies Poster on the effects of homogenization through rampant opportunism
MANY RIVERS TO CROSS By Chaz Maviyane-Davies Poster for the victimes of Hurricane Katrina
Research: Using the resources provided below along with your own search, both online and off, learn about social justice issues. Look at text/image examples to inform and inspire your creative process.
RESOURCES: SOCIAL JUSTICE
Design Global Change ( http://designglobalchange.virb.com/ ) The Ad Council ( http://adcouncil.org/ ) AIGA Design for Good ( http://www.aiga.org/video-design-for-good /) Designers Accord ( http://www.designersaccord.org/ ) Design Ignites Change ( http://designigniteschange.org/ ) DESIGN
James Vitore ( http://www.jamesvictore.com/ ) Carin Goldberg ( http://caringoldberg.com/index.html ) Designing with Type http://www.designingwithtype.com/5/gallery.php?whatImage=69 ) Six Word Story Every Day ( http://sixwordstoryeveryday.com ) Typographic Posters ( http://www.typographicposters.com/# )
The goal of brainstorming is to throw out any and all ideas related to a project. Write down all ideas even if they seem risky, unrealistic or stupids. Complete the following exercises to help you with this process: