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Taking a Stand « justcoolstudio.com

Taking a Stand

School Days: Taking a Stand Poster/ Advertisement

This poster was created for an Advanced Typography Course.

The objective was to design as poster for a public television program entitled “Taking A Stand”. It is a documentary that covers the civil rights movement in the United States. I kept in mind, the importance and overall seriousness of this event when developing the advertisement. The amount of lives that were taken prior to and during this movement in history impacted my decision to use a noose . It was important that I purchase the materials myself, tie the noose and shoot the picture for it to work properly. The placement of the noose on the ground serves as a reminder of why the civil rights movement was started in the first place.  It is used to also get the audience interested and emotionally invested so they’d check local listings; and tune in once the documentary aired.

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