The “Be Graphic, Make a Difference” exhibition was held at DesignBox in Raleigh, NC during the month of April. It featured social justice posters created by graphic design students from my Digital Imaging course and was warmly received with enthusiastic reviews.
The purpose of the exhibition was to use the gallery as a medium to promote thoughtful action for positive social change. Images and posters depict issues from all around the globe and function as a “call to action.” The show encourages community involvement, asking each of us to see ourselves as agents of positive change.
Participants were asked to include their own voice in the exhibition in a few ways. In the pictures, you’ll see them writing on canvas amongst the more traditional/formal graphic design pieces.
Using all kinds of provided supplies attendees were also asked to make a sign for a cause of their choice – to express it with conviction and emotion – then display it to the world real-time. Participants designed, sketched, displayed, and photo-boothed their signs in real-time.
A real-time collection of all the created signs were projected during the show.
A few of the posters on display during the exhibition include:
Ann Sohyun Kim – World Hunger Poster
Michelle Mohr – Rape and Sexual Abuse Poster
Jenell Gilyard – Does Hip Hop Love Me – Womens Rights Poster
Adrienne Van Luvender – Domestic Violence Poster
Rhi Pittman – Female Infanticide Poster
Thank you to all who came out to support this ongoing project!