I designed this calendar in 2007 to raise awareness about the reported implications of climate change 50 years on if we did not take enough action to prevent its predicted course.
Using the theme of sport to highlight how extreme weather conditions could affect human endurance, from beach volleyball in the scorching month of November to freestyle swimming during summer floods, the message is brought across with the surreal pairing of brightly-coloured, Olympic-esque illustrations and the serious predictions given by scientists. I think the context of humans enduring physical suffering, not for their sport but for their actual survival, helps to convey a far more poignant message. While the calendar aspect also addresses the associations we have with seasonal weather conditions, if we cease to alter our behaviour towards the environment then we may very well see a dramatic shift in these annual patterns. Far worse than simply April showers in May!
Saturday, 21 July 2012
I created these posters back in 2007 as part of my final year project at university. The intention was to create a series of attention-grabbing statements, raising awareness about the important social and political topics unfolding at the time. The result was an uncompromising set of written expressions with thought-provoking and unwavering messages that (unfortunately) even to this day remain relevant to the on-going issues they address.