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Process from our Posters for Haiti project.

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Above: MCAD student Sara‘s brilliant first response. Inspired by The Haiti Poster Project that benefits Doctors Without Borders. Our introductory graphic design grupetto is trying to solve this problem from a point of empathy and have, with great respect, tried to orient ourselves to the desperate conditions on the ground, and design within those limitations.

This meant specifically, if you had no power, no light, no food, no computer, but you had to make something that could be reproduced at least 25 times, what would you make? What if you only had a pencil, or one pen? One pair of scissors?

We will certainly share more results soon, but these fine examples show the spirit of limitation and empathy alive and well within our grupetto. No small amount of inspiration also came from this old project from VCUQ days.

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Above: MCAD student Jeff’s ingenious first response, employing rubbings from car license plates.

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Above: MCAD student AJ’s inspired first response. Bumps and bruises included, AJ’s sketch revolves around the missing area within his poster, which equals one-third of the total area of the surface, approximately the same amount of damage suffered in the entire country of Haiti. It’s hard to adequately describe the sheer volume of process and inspiring alternatives that AJ has produced, more soon.

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Above: MCAD student George’s first response.The awkwardness is intentional, and somehow simply beautiful.

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Above: MCAD student Michelle’s first response.

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Above: MCAD student Kwabena’s first response. Wait till you see the revision and accompanying animation.

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Above: MCAD student Ariel’s second version of her incredible collage. More, much more, soon.

For information on how you might contribute, please see the call for entries at The Haiti Poster Project or join their Facebook group.




13 Responses to “GRD_2000_SP10_P004”

Inspiring work and a noble cause. Keep on!

Ryan Hageman added these words on Feb 26 10 at 10:30 AM

Great and inspiring assignment! ¡Bravo!

Marina Córdova Alvéstegui added these words on Feb 26 10 at 10:46 AM

Thanks for the inspiring comments! There is more work to share, I’ll be putting that up soon.

Erik Brandt added these words on Feb 26 10 at 10:58 AM

Wow, these are really inspiring!

Barbara Campbell Thomas added these words on Feb 26 10 at 1:37 PM

These posters are sexy. Wonderful work!

Christopher Santoso added these words on Feb 26 10 at 2:18 PM

GRD_2000_SP10_P004: Process from our Posters for Haiti project.

Above: MCAD student Sara’s brilliant first respon… http://bit.ly/9B2S6h

Erik Brandt added these words on Feb 26 10 at 3:20 PM

RT @Geotypografika: GRD_2000_SP10_P004: Process from our Posters for Haiti project.

Above: MCAD student Sara’s brilliant first respon… http://bit.ly/9B2S6h

MCAD added these words on Feb 26 10 at 3:59 PM

this work is off the hook!
i can’t wait to see the animation to kwabena’s poster.

keep us updated :)

tousue added these words on Feb 26 10 at 6:17 PM

Designing with Haiti's limitations: No power, no light, no money… but something has to be made. http://bit.ly/b0NuXK (via @mcad)

Haiti Poster Project added these words on Feb 26 10 at 9:29 PM

RT @haitiposters: Designing with Haiti's limitations: No power, no light, no money… but something has to be made. http://bit.ly/b0NuXK

Nicole Block added these words on Feb 26 10 at 9:46 PM

RT @haitiposters: Designing with Haiti's limitations: No power, no light, no money… but something has to be made. http://bit.ly/b0NuXK

Mark Strain added these words on Feb 26 10 at 11:47 PM

Wonderful Erik!!!

Susana Machicao added these words on Feb 27 10 at 3:32 PM

how nice to be recognized my GD teacher Erik Brandt http://geotypografika.com/2010/02/26/grd_2000_sp10_p004/

Michelle added these words on Feb 27 10 at 7:04 PM

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