ADOBE_The Bully Project Mural: Dark&Light.
I worked in conjunction with 15 amazing artists from all around the globe to create an unified piece of art. This piece is a mosaic composed of different styled artworks, all making a statement or calling for a reflection/action about bullying. The project is powered by Adobe and Lee Hirsch, the director of the documentary 'Bully'.
You can find the complete artwork by 16 artists here: thebullyprojectmural.com
 
Over 13 million American kids will be bullied this year, making it the most common form of violence experienced by young people in the nation. The new documentary film BULLY, directed by Sundance and Emmy-award winning filmmaker, Lee Hirsch, brings human scale to this startling statistic, offering an intimate, unflinching look at how bullying has touched five kids and their families.
The Bully Proyect : Dark&Light.

The main concept that I wanted to include in the piece is contrast. To create the illustration and build a message, I used some rhetorical and symbolic elements, taken from the Documentary, Graphic Design, Advertisement, and Social Campaign pieces, and reworked them with my personal style and approach. So the contrast between the light and dark parts of my assigned square is guiding my composing and communication decisions.
For the lighter zone I tried to capture an encouraging and hopeful vibe. The ideas behind the image are clarity, light, unity, empathy, harmony, balance, trust, strenght, and I wanted to create an overall sense of stability and coexistence. In here, the chosen elements are in vibrant colours, and they´re illustrated in a friendly way: flying and singing birds, balloons, and rounded/gentle shapes. Some elements come from the school world, so it adds some context and 'places' our aimings and hope.
In the dark area the main idea is an overall mood of instability. The elements are dispersed, and illustrating violent or agressive situations. Also, I didn´t want to leave them ‘just as regular objects’, I think that giving them some emotions and expressions I can get a more interesting and dramatic graphic result. So, some elements become characters, and they look scared, broken, fragile or beaten/crushed. The color approach is darker here and diffuse, so it enhances the lighter zone.
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Complete Mosaic.
ADOBE_The Bully Project Mural: Dark&Light.
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ADOBE_The Bully Project Mural: Dark&Light.

I worked in conjunction with 15 amazing artists, from all around the globe to create an unified piece of art. This piece is a mosaic composed of Read More
1,325
17,652
52
Published: