Saturday, December 15, 2012

Poster for Typhoon Pablo Relief

This was a tricky one. 

How do you design a poster for an event that implies fun + helping typhoon disaster relief? To me, images of people were out of the question. There is also the risk of being too specific and exploitative.

In the end, I went with one of the first images that I saw from a friend's facebook post days after the storm. It was a photograph of coconut trees surviving the calamity even if half of it were torn away by the forceful winds. There is sadness there, but also hope.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am Felita Simpao Cajaleon. current President of Davao Association of the Midwest here in Chicago area. We are organizing a big event for PABLO Relief with the help of other organizations from Mindanao.
We are currently looking for a design of a poster for our Fundraising. Please I need your permit to use your talented design for our organization. I would like a name & contact. Please email me soon at