Celebrating African Activists

Nigerian artist Fred Martins uses the symbol of the Afro Comb to celebrate significant African activists, who were jailed fighting for freedom and fairness.

Nigerian artist Fred Martins uses the symbol of the Afro Comb to celebrate significant African activists, who were jailed fighting for freedom and fairness.

Nigerian artist Fred Martins is making a name for himself as a graphic design advocate.

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Students & Scientists Working Together

Graphic design is used for everything from advertising to information graphics to entertainment. Many feel that graphic design is at its best when it’s used for advocacy. 

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Protesting through Design

Infographic designed by student Peter Frasco

Infographic designed by student Peter Frasco

Weeks before the Ferguson grand jury handed down their verdict, students in my graphic design class chose police brutality as their topic for a social awareness project. It was interesting and disturbing to see some of the facts that unfolded as they presented their research and drafts. 

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A great big club with spikes

Earth=Heart (Graphic Design Advocacy)

Earth Heart Poster: Our Good Earth Can We Save it? by Takayuki Kuribayashi

In a video interview with Hillman Curtis, graphic designer James Victore likens graphic design to a great big club with spikes on it, best used to hit people over the head with.

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