This poster series depicts the sequence of events following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake.
The lotus growing out of the cracked earth in Poster no. 1 symbolises birth and rebirth. The red lotus in particular represents love and compassion. The lotus is a flower that is born from the mud of the earth, fights its way through the depths of the water to bloom into the air and sunlight. This is how I view Japan, as a country that teaches their people to be strong and to endure.
Poster no. 2 represents the tsunami that followed the earthquake. Despite the devastation it brought onto the Japanese people, they maintained their strength and unity and demonstrated true grace under fire.
Poster no. 3 pays homage to the Fukushima 50 that volunteered their lives to stay behind to control the nuclear reactor. Each hexagonal shape represents one of the Fukushima employees. The crane flying up out of the nuclear meltdown represents honour, loyalty and longevity.
In addition to the posters I organized a fundraising poster Art show with proceeds going to the Canadian Red Cross.
RGD 2013 So(cial) Good Design Awards
Designer Initiated Projects
Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age 2001–2012
Exhibition curated by Elizabeth Resnick, Professor, Chair, Massachusetts College of Art ad Design