Peacepost—Pauline Dempers

Peacepost—Pauline Dempers

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I was asked to contribute an illustration to Selman Design's project peacepost, honoring Pauline Dempers a Namibian human rights and anti-apartheid activist who has served as national coordinator for the organization Breaking the Wall of Silence (BWS) since 1999. The format of the illustration is a postage-stamp.

CLIENT — SELMAN DESIGN
ROLE — ILLUSTRATOR

I was asked to contribute an illustration to Selman Design's project peacepost, honoring Pauline Dempers a Namibian human rights and anti-apartheid activist who has served as national coordinator for the organization Breaking the Wall of Silence (BWS) since 1999. The format of the illustration is a postage-stamp.

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Concept

I wanted to visualize the act of speaking out with geometric sound waves cutting through the rigidity of enforced silence. My goal for this illustration was to bring a focus to the strength of voice, and tenacity of spirit honoring Pauline Dempers' project “Breaking the Wall of Silence". In my research, I found many photos of Pauline with a rad pink dye in her hair...this brightness and energy informed my color palette, as well as the colors of the Namibian desert.

Concept

I wanted to visualize the act of speaking out with geometric sound waves cutting through the rigidity of enforced silence. My goal for this illustration was to bring a focus to the strength of voice, and tenacity of spirit honoring Pauline Dempers' project “Breaking the Wall of Silence". In my research, I found many photos of Pauline with a rad pink dye in her hair...this brightness and energy informed my color palette, as well as the colors of the Namibian desert.

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