This assignment asks students to choose one or more texts of a total of no more than 100 words, and without altering the text, create a convincing typographic argument in any medium, guided by the principles of classical rhetoric. Tutor: Jason Grant.
Luke writes: “The ‘Little Children are Sacred’ report was commissioned by the Howard government to falsely justify the recent Aboriginal Intervention in the Northern Territory. This A2/three poster series is a typographic response to prevalent and pervasive government rhetoric, raising the possibility that the stolen generation is simply entering a secondary, continuing phase. It highlights the ever-present, destructive narrative of Australia’s relationship with its indigenous people, and visually references the alarmist, newspaper headline aesthetic of a (not-so) by-gone era.”