Anil John

Master of Graphic Design

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Hard Lines is a personal graphic response to the uprising trend in building visible and invisible boundaries between nations and people.

A picture speaks a thousand words; this is especially true when it comes to expressing an idea of an extensive subject like social boundaries and inequality. From a graphic designer’s point of view, I have developed illustrated comments and content on five social boundaries: Ageism, Migrants, Racism, Religion and Poverty. The graphically illustrated book plays with visual language to communicate the issues. Other outcomes support the same ideologies through a range of dissent products, such as T-shirts, dinnerware sets, postcards, door hangers.

I hope this graphic language can propagate the message for a more peaceful and unified world with minimal or no social boundaries.