Updated: Feb 23
Obesity is one of the world's causes that gives us health problems. There are many people who are being over-weighted from having too much body fat. It is mostly caused by eating too much food than the body can use, being inactive, and eating junk foods. It not only gives you bad looking but also gives you various health problems. Obesity in children mostly continues even after adulthood. Globally, about 1 in 3 are estimated to be overweight and obese among children. Overweight adolescents have a 70% chance of becoming overweight adults. Severe obesity causes serious body risk such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and some cancers.
It is very important to change children first in order to reduce, or prevent, further risks from obesity. I designed two posters that are designed for children.
Eat Right Be Bright 10.75″x16″
This poster is showing children running toward the apple, replacement of sun. The apple is shining like the sun and focused in the middle to emphasize healthy food. I used bright colors to catch the viewer’s eyes. Overall, the meaning of this poster is “healthy foods will lead you into a bright and cheerful life.” It also can be mean “if you are bright(smart) eat right(healthy).”
Fast Foods Make You Move Slow 10.75″x16
For this design, I used all images from my sketchbook combined all together to make one image. Therefore, all messages for obesity people are shown in one poster. This image is showing an over-weighted man, who thinks that he is the king of the world, riding a turtle instead of a fancy white horse. The blue skin represents sickness or illness. I drew a turtle that is not only representing hamburger, the most well-known-junk food, but also the word “slow” in the slogan. The turtle’s toenails are shaped like McDonald’s logo. The crown shows the initial letters of Burger King. The use of red on the word “Fast” and “Slow” gives an impact strongly in the slogan. It is easy for children to understand without any additional explanation; viewers can understand the message that the poster is giving them just by looking at its features.
I was tempted to work on each poster design from viewers, especially from obesity people’s, perspective to understand how they would feel by looking at the image. I tried not to sketch images for my own taste because it would be less impressive for other people. What I’ve learned from this project is focusing on the viewer’s perspective makes the artwork arouse sympathy.
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