Building Blocks for Peace
team of 4
roll: graphic designer (main design, poster)
The International Day of Peace is a United Nations-sanctioned holiday observed annually on 21 September. It is dedicated to world peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone for humanitarian aid access.
All peace players from government, UN agency, civil society, academic society, religion society, and youth community have participated in the event to build relationship and share knowledge and experience.
The event in Republic of Korea is civic-driven and I was very lucky to take part in as a graphic designer for it. The desigh team was formed with three designers and a planner. Among them, I was in charge of the main design and the poster. The role of this project was to encourage audience to participate in the event and spread the importance of peace and its values to the public.
The theme for the international day of the peace 2016 was released by UN
The theme for 2016, “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace”, highlights how ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for everyone, all contribute to global harmony.
Based on the theme, we aimed to redesign the poster that is related to Korea’s situation. In doing so, it arouses people in Korea’s sympathy and brings them up to realise the importance of peace.
We developed the idea to make it real blocks, stemmed from the theme. Each sides of the blocks shows the seventeen of the goals, UN announced, that are reinterpreted to Korea’s situation.
The word ‘Peace’ can only be formed when the people stack together. Also, it can only be stacked when there is the blocks below. Which means peace can be built when we develop the goals sustainedly.
Coloured pencils were used for the testing. For the main colour, Sky blue colour was chosen based on the UN’s identity colour. And the side colours were considered to present all the goals differently but harmonise with the main colour.
The blocks were made as the planned sizes accordingly
To highlight the word ‘Peace’, the part of the type was cut out and the background was coloured. As a result, it was able to be seen more tridimensionally
Every element on every side of the blocks was made piece by piece and stuck to be layered
Photo shooting was done as the initial sketch accordingly. Then, it was edited by Photoshop and structed for the poster design.