Design for Social Change

My academic research focuses on design for social change and police brutality by creating posters for public exhibits to encourage dialogue among viewers. The intent is to show the disparity between the modern realities of police brutality against minorities, and antiquated nostalgia of the mid–20th century American Dream.

These designs combine appropriated illustrations by Amos Sewell for The Saturday Evening Post and screenshots of videos & images of police brutality. The typography in each poster is the title of Sewell’s illustration. In this context Sewell’s titles generate new interpretations and meaning. The titles of my posters use Sewell’s titles with the names and dates of victims of police brutality.