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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 the culture such as movies or general imagery, they come naturally in the hands of our children trough toys and stories. Their presence is exiting, brings fear or respect, but also the illusion of safety and power.
This posters is a unique piece created by looking and collecting all the weapons in the toy box of my seven years old boy. I took picture of them for 24 by 36 Inches ( 70 x 91 cm )
Ficciones Typografika is a long term project from designer Erik Brandt who patiently pasted every 3 days over 3 years an new original designer's posters on his wall, in his neighborhood of South Minneapolis. Created as a unique piece for that project it helped to reflect over the overall social temperature on the issues of weaponry in the US and in the world.
Weapons influence the politic and as any primal tool of aggression, they are the proof of the failure in our peaceful means of communication. 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 the culture such as movies or general imagery, they come naturally in the hands of our children trough toys and stories. Their presence is exiting, brings fear or respect, but also the illusion of safety.
Your profit is my fearThis posters is created with the shapes of various guns that are building a camouflage pattern. The silhouette of a human surrended by those forms expresses how powerless any individual is, facing the immeasurably presence of weapons. It illustrates the hidden but embedded economical machinery behind them, leading most of the actual world politics into war.
On the bottom of the image, a series of symbols expresses a global message: more money makes less love.
Loss of our privacy.While it has allowed our planet to become smaller, enabling to communicate within a few seconds from place to place, the growth of social media platforms has also triggered many growing concerns about individual privacy. Implemented globally in the early nineties, the "World Wide Web", abbreviated WWW is today, over the internet, the primary tool for billion of people to interact together. Within a few years, entering every household, this virtual information space has enabled a global dialog, defining new ways of communication, changed our habits of life for ever.
The Spider of the WebThis poster shows a spider on her web. But some electronic circuits and the 3-D style are suggesting that we are not looking at a natural web, but at the structure of a virtual entity waiting patiently for a next catch on her cyber web.
With my poster I am trying to trigger a reflexion over what we call the "American dream" and a rather new concept, which I call the "American hope".Has the "American Dream" became a capitalist concept while the "American Hope" is rather a more social vision ? Is that more easy to realize a dream, or to develop hope. And are both still within our reach ?
The word "dream" is placed in transparency over the red and white stripes background of the American flag. While red symbolizes hardiness and valor, white symbolizes purity and innocence.In foreground, over the stars on the blue background that represent vigilance, perseverance and justice, the word "hope" stands, attracting the main focus. A new hope raises over the old dream.
Given the passionate protests and demands for deep change that are currently transforming USA, this poster, originally created as a Vote poster, has been newly remodeled and is posted in Virginia, on one of the legendary wall of Richmond, hopefully creating a reflexion about our aspirations, on respect, peace and inclusion.
“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.” This quote from Gandhi was the starting point of making this self produced poster as a statement about what is happening today with our individual, familial, communital and global environment in matter of ecological, social and economical behavior.
Mix of illustrator and photoshop.
Need of expressing feelings of things that I believe are not working