Design Box Raleigh - Be Graphic Make a Difference

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.

Social Justice Exhibition

Social Justice Exhibition

Social Justice Exhibition

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.

Social Justice Exhibition

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.

Social Justice Exhibition

Social Justice Exhibition

A real-time collection of all the created signs were projected during the show.

Social Justice Exhibition

A few of the posters on display during the exhibition include:

Ann Kim - World Hunger Poster
Ann Sohyun Kim – World Hunger Poster

 

Michelle Moore - Rape and Sexual Abuse Poster
Michelle Mohr – Rape and Sexual Abuse Poster

 

Jenell Gillyard - Does Hip Hop Love Me - Womens Rights Poster
Jenell Gilyard – Does Hip Hop Love Me – Womens Rights Poster

 

Adrienne Van Luvender - Domestic Violence
Adrienne Van Luvender – Domestic Violence Poster

 

Rhi Pittman - Femal Infanticide Poster
Rhi Pittman – Female Infanticide Poster

 

Thank you to all who came out to support this ongoing project!