Today’s press has the power to steer public opinion, and it is a catalyst for both positive and negative outcomes. We rely on the press to get knowledge on what is going on around us every day, in which personal opinions are based off of. Due to this dependency, in many ways, we are at the mercy of the press. As designers, how can we portray personal opinions using graphics?
I wanted to challenge myself on relaying what I thought about the media press. So, I asked myself, how does one visualize and embody "press"?
The final design uses a silhouette technique which intends to masks race, gender, and age. Drawing inspiration from marionette puppets, the words are strung by hands that represent the manipulation of power.
■ Summer workshop in The Basel School of Design, Switzerland
■ Year: 2016