"Our Nation's Sons", is a street art project created by Joe Caslin, for his MFA in Illustration. His aim was to portray the often misunderstood and misjudged youth in a way to make society see them for who they really are. Teenage lads, with human faces, the rising hope of tomorrow's world. His drawings were blown up to scale and pasted on the streets of Edinburgh, making a walk around the city a surprisingly exciting experience.
Under these specs, it was decided that the design ought to be grayscale, following the colour scheme used on the illustrations, only black was to be used.
Putting most of the weight on the photos of the pasted drawings in their surrounding environment, or the drawings themselves, and balancing the amount of white space with the use of short articles, the result is clean, legible, elegant but most importantly it does not distract the reader from the protagonists of the project, the illustrations themselves.