09.25.08

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Here is a little refresher about DATA, whom I wrote about a few months back:

DATA (Designers Against Tibetan Abuse) is a new organization that has come together recently and opened a new project that will include a book featuring various designers, digital artists, illustrators and photographers joining together to raise awareness of the terrible issues faced by the Tibetan people.

All proceeds derived from the sale of the book will go to charity and if we have enough people express a willingness to participate we will take our idea to the following charities:

Tibet Foundation

Tibet Society

I was asked to contribute to the book and I actually designed 3 different A3 sized posters before finally landing on something I liked with the third design. I usually work in A3 format and it was just a happy accident that was the size designated by the project. I settled on using a Buddhist symbol called the endless knot. The endless knot is symbolic of Buddha’s mind and represents endless wisdom and compassion and is meant to be reminiscent of the cyclic reality of existence. I felt it was a good symbol for the seemingly cyclic bondage that Tibet finds itself in and cannot seem to escape and yet despite this they have maintained a certain kind of spiritual peace throughout this state of occupation. However, I also wanted to envoke a little bit of a call to arms by speaking directly towards the ‘Free Tibet’ chant you can’t really seem to escape in trendy culture. I have felt that without real action that statement seems a little hollow and I wanted people to think about that.

The chosen design I am referring to is the top of the 3 images above. The following two were designs I decided to reject. I wanted the final product to be as direct as possible and I felt the first design brought the message home the best without muddying the idea too much. I will post more later about DATA after the book has been published. You can see them along with the rest of my work in the print section.

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7 Responses to “Changethethought for DATA”

  1. Bijan Says:

    They look very nice, all pretty different in their own ways. I think it’s interesting and great that you experiment with so many different styles of posters.

  2. Michael Lonergan Says:

    They look great, my fav is the second one love the colour scheme.

  3. lunik33 Says:

    well, thats really something
    thanks for sharing!

  4. martin Says:

    very nice work! In the first poster which typography you use? buenismo los posters, saludos desde el sur!!!
    Martin Piñeyro / montevideo | URUGUAY

  5. Chris Says:

    I actually used Futura but modified it pretty substantially before I was through.

  6. martin Says:

    hey thank! I assumed that was futura but wanted to be sure. greetings! martin

  7. Dirk Says:

    Your post Changethethought™ | Changethethought for DATA was very interesting when I found it over google on Thursday by my search for bondage water. I have your blog now in my bookmarks and I visit your blog again, soon. Take care.

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