Sunday, September 04, 2005

Design Against Fur

College students around the world are fighting a new war against the fur industry. Their weapon of choice? Graphic design.

Students are invited to enter a competition to create a poster that will make people stop in their tracks. The posters combine stark, vivid photographs and illustrations with simple phrases.

These posters are meant not just to elicit emotion, or "Ew, Gross!" but to make people really think about their choices, and become more conscious of the consequences of their fashion whims.

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Sound interesting? Then enter the 2006 competition: The theme of this year's competition is "Protect Seals": "Canada's commercial seal hunt—the largest and most brutal slaughter of marine mammals on earth."

This competition is international, and the grand prize winner will be flown to Paris for a celebration during the city's fashion week.

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