I used "Adobe Sketch" to quickly prototype my initial ideas. By
using mainly illustrations and photos online, I showed the concept for each poster quickly in order to receive critique if there was
any works better.
Blindfolded journalist typing the "truth" he thinks he knows
Bloody items showing the severity of the issue
Journalists looks small but in fact powerful when typing
While I was deciding which direction to go, the news that Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist had been assassinated broke out.
I was shocked and deeply affected by the fact that in today's society, there were still journalists out there, risking their lives, trying to bring the fact they saw to people. Therefore, I chose to proceed with the second idea, using blood and objects representing journalists to show the severity of the issue.
Add the names of dead journalists
Dark red for the names
Inspired by "30 10 5ft Rule", I tried to create the effect that every time the audience getting closer to the poster, they would discover something new. Therefore, I reduced the use of blood, making it less thrilling. I also added the names of the dead journalists, positioning them like blood spreading out. What's more, I experimented with different colors of the type. I made the title two colors so the audience would first notice "Needs You" from far away, and when they get closer, they would see it is "A Free Press" that needs you.