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7 Poster Designs That Raise Awareness – Review

The poster, winner in the 2014 HOW Poster Design Awards, was made by Scott Laserow.

We have seen many of them roaming around the city. Some are located in the movie theaters, others are located throughout the streets. The question is: what impact do they leave on us?

Many posters are made to promote movies, games, designers or artists in general. Few of them are made to promote awareness, education, and outreach. Nowadays, I have seen so many posters that don’t relay an important message. Posters that don’t catch my attention, nor my positive review. But nevertheless, I’ve found myself giving all of my attention to an article from the magazine HOW Design. The article, 7 Poster Designs That Raise Awareness, is based on posters that do relay on creating awareness in the society. Created by Natalie Boyd, this article shows powerful messages that are hidden in posters that were actually made to create awareness.

Plastic Fish: Segunda Lamada — 2015 poster, winner in the 2014 HOW Poster Design Awards, was made by Scott Laserow.

Plastic Fish: Segunda Lamada — 2015 poster, winner in the 2014 HOW Poster Design Awards, was made by Scott Laserow.

In the poster Plastic Fish: Segunda Lamada — 2015, the judge made an important statement about the message behind the poster and about the designer:

“Designer Scott Laserow has managed to create a grotesque beauty with this interpretation of an ocean fish that has transformed into a combination of plastic bags, six-pack rings and other plastic debris. There’s a sick and poisoned beauty at play here — this pitiful creature swimming in a deep black void, a powerful statement to the folly of our man-made polluted oceans. This poster is breathtakingly on the mark with its single line of type at the bottom — a warning that our carelessness and disregard for garbage is ruining our planet.” — John C. Foster, judge of the 2014 HOW Poster Design Awards.

With this said and reviewed, I recommend this article, to be read, to create awareness, to educate, and to inspire the youth.

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