Even if we don't like them, don't want them, or don't buy them, weapon are among us. They enter in our private sphere trough our commercial culture such as movies or general imagery. They land naturally in the hands of our children trough toys, games and stories. Their presence is exciting, brings fear or respect, as well as the illusion of safety and power.
This image is created by simply collecting the mini plastic weapons that I looked in the toy boxes of my seven-years old boy. I assembled all the weapons that I found, and took a picture for a large horizontal street poster.
Created as a unique piece for that particular project, this poster hopes to reflect over the overall social temperature on the issues of weaponry in the US and in the world. Ficciones Typografika is a long term project from designer Erik Brandt who patiently pasted every 3 days over 3 years in his neighborhood of South Minneapolis, on his own garage wall, a new original designer's posters. A book was published after that project.