Another illustration journal that I found in the library. Illustrations are based on the author’s childhood memories of his house and the farm. I really like the way he used different textures and patterns to illustrate the different parts of the surroundings.

“A few months ago, I was hanging around in my grandparent’s attic. What I found among other things was a box full of toys I used to play with as a child. Each of them reminded me of a particular moment of my childhood and I felt emotionally connected to them. 

Instead of storing them back into their box, I tried to imagine what they could look like in our adult world. Going further than their power to generate nostalgia, toys offer those who animate them a marvelous power to reinvent the world.”

Back to Childhood by Julien Mauve

found this image when I was browsing for references in illustration. I think it’s a great idea of combining photography and illustration together. I like how the hand that’s strangling the child is illustrated with the use of typography. The fact that it’s illustrated gives it a imaginary kind of feeling, like it’s not real and would go away with the shake of the head. 

I’m not sure if this was the finalized design but I think a copy text/ tagline is needed to make the message clearer. Right now, I’m thinking that this is a poster for a stop child abuse campaign, but I’m not sure about the message – to stop child abuse? It might also be a poster for an anti child molesting campaign. 

magazine advertisements and billboard on child obesity by the Canadian Paediatric Society.

it’s simple, straight forward and easy to understand. it’s more of shock tactic though, threatening that you would become bigger if you eat more, or life would be less fun if you spend more time on being immobile/sedentary.

i like the idea that it has some statistics on the bottom to give you some further information, not just simply saying you should keep fit and be on a diet. i think it helps raises awareness to the intensity of the problem.