A Graphic Design A Day Keeps the Ignorance at Bay?

A few days ago, I stumbled onto this cool graphic design project by San Francisco based Johnny Selman called BBCX365. The title is pretty self-explanatory: his goal is to create one graphic design poster a day, based one of BBC’s headlines.

His simple purpose, quoted from his site:

The purpose of this project is to promote the awareness of global current events with the American public.

While the project is definitely interesting and many of the posters inspirational, it hasn’t quite reached the widespread awareness he’s aiming for, especially to this extent:

I will light a fire that spreads beyond your fences and into your house. I will set ablaze your dormant minds. I will turn your preconceptions to smoldering ash. I am the arsonist that will wake you the fuck up.

That there be some powerful language, but admirable anyhow. So far, the BBCX365 project has been picked up by sources like The Telegraph and various well-known design blogs, which is a good start considering the September kick-off date. It’d be great to see it really gain traction with the new year rolling in.

One of the more powerful images:

Passive Smoking ‘Kills 600,000’ Worldwide

And a few more I enjoyed, after the jump!

Police Lines Surround Student Tuition Fee Protestors

Somali Pirates Receive Record Ransom for Ships’ Release

And no, it’s not as if it’s been 7 months since I lasted posted. No, no, not at all.

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