PSA Designs

It’s important that artists and designers realize the potential they have to change the world. We’ve all seen PSA’s (public service announcements) reminding us to drive safely, to not do drugs and to put our phones away while behind the wheel of our car.

student work: PSA text and drive

The example above is from my design fundamentals class and was made by the multi talented Tiana. (who has graduated and is currently earning a Master’s of Fine Arts and I pray I can hire her when she is finished)

Students are asked to find a cause and create no less than 3 designs to educate the public.

Students have to research the topic and find statistics on that subject. Those stats will become the typography in their poster designs.

professor martin anti smoking

The piece above was created by Chris and was submitted to the Great American Cold Turkey Day (anti-smoking) campaign and I am proud to say his design won first place.

Professor Martin design fundamentals

And the graphic above was created by Christine. The simplicity, typography, color, and use of a visual substitution (ie. the cigarette for the letter i). It just pops. And it serves as a great reminder that negative space and simplicity can speak volumes.