Sunday, January 15, 2012

A deadly race

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A lack of preparation on the side of both students and a university leads to a crowd stampede and a tragic death of a parent.


Digital illustration I did for this week's issue of South Africa's Mail & Guardian newspaper for their Comment & Analysis section on the tragic fiasco and stampede at the University of Johannesburg -- reflecting sheer desperation of school leavers to get into tertiary institutions. Not to mention the disfunction in the South African education system... 

My approach was a bit lateral ... hopefully eye catching while using the restricted black, white and orange colour palette.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Frank H. said...

very good! so full of energy. liked it

4:19 am  
Blogger flow said...

Love this Rico, the anticipation of peoples hands reaching him is great.

1:12 pm  
Blogger Marie Alice said...

Great composition choice ! Very strong and nice statement.

4:36 pm  
Blogger Katarzyna Zalewska said...

I like it so much. Nice composition!

9:43 pm  
Blogger Anne said...

Good job! Very dynamic composition and vibrant color!

9:49 am  
Blogger Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Definitely eye-catching -- and captures the impending moment well!

7:13 pm  

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