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Seems like most of my watchers are entirely inactive now, so not much point to post stuff here? I guess with so many other sites like facebook and tumblr, it makes sense. I've been busy with my degree anyways,  you can always find most of my work over on facebook. facebook.com/decembergrey :)
Patriotic Panacea by Xeyth
Patriotic Panacea
My second poster solution for our recent Ihi Wehi assignment. I was proud of these so figured why not post them. We had to produce two posters either for or against the current flag change referendum going on in our country. I'll save time by pasting my Rationale for it below.

The argument I was portraying with my posters is that the flag change is a superficial and unnecessary distraction which is directing attention and money away from more important issues at the core of our society.

With so many pressing issues in our society such as poverty, suicide, drug and alcohol abuse etc. We have far more important things to focus our time and attention on than changing our flag, which is more a distraction than a remedy. For my second poster, I used metaphor and juxtaposition, and an ironic tone: combining icons of identity fighting for attention, with medication to point out that the flag change has basically become a cure-all panacea, a drug of distraction. I also tried an element of pastiche in this; I wanted the image to look like a weird “scientific” shot, and used sterile sans serif fonts that mimic the type on prescription bottles to further convey this. Our flag change panacea is nothing but a hollow placebo, which will not fix the greater issues in our society whatsoever. The use of scale makes these pills hard to swallow. They look almost alien and surreal. The color saturation was made intentionally vivid and ‘sickening’ to make the viewer question whether this ‘cure’ is actually good for them or nausea inducing. This flag change is an unhealthy distraction from more important issues.

So unsure of the category to put this in btw haha.

My first poster: xeyth.deviantart.com/art/Girl-…
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Seems like most of my watchers are entirely inactive now, so not much point to post stuff here? I guess with so many other sites like facebook and tumblr, it makes sense. I've been busy with my degree anyways,  you can always find most of my work over on facebook. facebook.com/decembergrey :)

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