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Christos Tsolerides's picture
Joined: 15 Oct 2002 - 11:00am
Poster Competition on Sexual Abuse

Hello everybody

There are 5 posters for a competition I took part in.
It was organised for the 2nd Panhellenic Conference
on Sexual Abuse. The theme was:
"No Longer a Secret: Dealing with Sexual Abuse
and the Way towards Healthy Sexuality".

The competition is over (no, I didn't win)
and so now I can show my proposals.

Any comments? (I already know that I overused the heart symbol...)

Eben Sorkin's picture
Joined: 22 Jan 2004 - 4:19pm

These are pretty sweet. I am surprised you didn't win. Just curious - what won?

Tim Daly's picture
Joined: 11 Sep 2003 - 9:04am

I think you put your finger on a problem, aligning sexual abuse with a symbol of love. The compositions and treatments are nice, but I think your concept needs reconsidering, think more about violence, victim and oppressor.

Dave Bailey's picture
Joined: 25 Jul 2005 - 3:07pm

I agree with timd, your layouts are great! but I don't think that they solved the problem as well as they could have and that's what we're out to do, no? solve problems through visuals. Good effort though!

Christos Tsolerides's picture
Joined: 15 Oct 2002 - 11:00am

I think Tim and David are right. I messed with love...

Actually I wanted to say:
"Love is a beutifull thing which can be a hell when we abuse it.".

We may start from pure love, but then we lose the way
(we don't have a way to express it or we express it violently)
it can become monsterous.

As demons are fallen angels.


Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am

Tim, David, don't take this the wrong way, but I think you're being too Anglo. I think it's wonderful to counter sexual abuse with a positive option instead of with melodrama or a large stick. In fact note that the title of the competition included "the Way towards Healthy Sexuality" - that got my attention most. And you would never see that in the US. I think this is nicely Greek, and the approach that could actually work.