"Reading Opens Your Mind"

Social Issues Poster

Dimensions: 24 inches x 36 inches

The goal was to create a poster that advocated for a particular social issue. After a great number of sketches and many days of brainstorming I felt that my most developed idea was to make a poster encouraging people to read more.

I wanted to create this sense of adventure and show that reading exposes you to ideas, worlds, people and ways of thinking of which you would otherwise be ignorant. I merged together several drawing styles and worked very hard to find something that looked recognizable and not "creepy." After all the idea of opening a human brain in such a fashion is rather disturbing if you really think about it. While it is obviously a brain (I could hardly imagine what else you would think it to be) it nevertheless, looks rather stylized and thus moves further away from the morbid.