Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Last week I joined a team of designers at Metro State College of Denver in a "Social Awareness Poster Workshop".
It was amazing.
This workshop was empowered with over twenty minds cramming loads of research and ideas for three full days.
From forest fires to breast feeding...suicide to child labor...road rage to unsafe meat....political ignorance to man-made poverty......and many more.
It was a great experience ---> Furthermore, because of how good they all turned out we are having a show on Feb 14-16...not sure where...but if your in the Denver area....pop me an email! firstname.lastname@example.org and i'll give you the info!
My poster was meant to communicate the physical and mental murder we conduct when we seperate people. When we remove the humanity from a person and their life and place them in a category... (for example) "Jewish, Christian, Homosexual, Heterosexual, Tax Collector, Prostitute, Criminal, Black, Asian, Liberal, Muslim, Democrat, Republican..." this list goes on and on....and at extreme cases we face the hard to fathom reality of "genocide"...I wanted to make us aware of how we label, categorize, and to some degree ultimatley destroy those unique brothers and sisters we share this great planet with.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Yet again, an unforgettable trip to this magical kingdom of culture, friends, and tradition.
I charged the great emerald isle these past two weeks with four great friends.
Phil Johnson, Jesse Courtney, Tim Calimlin, and Tim Wolfe all agreed to take the plunge.
Ireland is so close to my heart.
We had an incredible time and are so thankful to all the memories and hospitality shared.
I'll post some more pictures in my picture blog here soooon.