In January 2013, I traveled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to assist with the filming of a documentary about the community of Tshumbe. The director asked me to design a poster for the film that could be printed in both poster and postcard sizes. Tshumbe is a very poor region in one of the poorest countries in Africa. There is no electricity, no running water, no paved roads, and no government services. Despite the hardships they face, many of the people we met were hopeful for the future of their community. I wanted to design something that emphasized hope over hardship. In the midst of darkness, the faces of children give hope for the future.
project type: print design