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November 5, 2006
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Gun Violence Poster 2 by depthskins Gun Violence Poster 2 by depthskins
This design is a poster concept for my Class project, "the effects of gun violence".

According to the brief we're suppose to communicate the effects of gun violence in society (toronto).

It has to be able to stand alone (without type) and communicate its message.

I'm hoping this one is more sucessful that the previous one. The idea is to communicate that gun violence can break a city down you know. Think of it, killling of the innocent whether it be youth, business people, etc it affects the economy of any city.

So, the hands and guns up top depicts a rise in gun violence in Toronto. The blood running down should communicate:
1. breaking down of the city.
2. innocent people dying.

The sillhouttes reinforce that idea of people dying.

Ok, so I've edited this a bit.
1. I changed the typography made it apart of the design like @shutdown suggested.

2. I added a background texture like `duhcoolies suggested in hopes to get more of that violent emotion.

1. Try to add some depth by giving the hands some shadows.

2. Added bullet holes which makes it seem more violent.

3. Added lighting behind the CN Tower silhoutte to highlight it because people seem to miss the fact that the cityscape is Toronto.

3. The type was aligned better in perfect angle with the gun.
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hworangi107 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
nicely done!
god message
really like the colors
PuuChuu Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007   Interface Designer
Freaking powerful. I love it.

The way how you used your copy to act as the bullet was a very nice touch.

The only thing that bothers me are the bullet holes. I would love to see it without those.
depthskins Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007
JustinRampage Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great design. I love the message it gets across with the use of visuals and typography. :)
depthskins Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
mind-twist Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007
really like this
depthskins Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007
arbitrarynonsense Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
If I turned this in to my teacher in my ad design course, I would get an A+! I love the simplicity, being that it is a two color design. It speaks so clearly and powerfully. Nice use of negative space throughout the design. Awesome design!
depthskins Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007
:D Thanks. I do believe I got an A on this.
c0p Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
wicked design!
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