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Got a Light by DesertViper Got a Light by DesertViper
This is a poster we had to do for my Visual Design class. This is meant to be an anti-smoking/ awareness kind of poster. I recently started to play with typography and I wanted to explore the possibility of creating an image entirely with text.

From a distance, it should look like a lit cigarette. When you move closer, one would see that it is made up of words. These words are products which contain the same toxic chemicals found in a cigarette.

Hopefully the poster speaks for itself :) Enjoy and tell me what you think!

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Got a Light by ~DesertViper shows an interesting take in promoting smoking awareness. So which one are you addicted to? ( Suggested by FaLLingStAr14 and Featured by arhcamt )
marialny Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
This is freakin' awesome. I love how you put the various toxins in the cigarette itself. Your use of color is excellent. The text inside the black stands out nicely (great use of contrast) for the main point. should see this. Excellent job. I know you will have a prosperous career in the visual arts!
xspydarex Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Brilliant Work
LostInAPhotograph Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
This is awesome! Nice work.
irishpancakes Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
this is really cool, I hope it gets people thinking about what they are putting in their bodies ^^
WolfPaws123 Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I'm addicted to Isoamyl Benzoate LEARN ABOUT IT---- [link]
Thez-Art Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
great concept. I didnt know rat poison contains stuff which is in cigarettes too o.O
ladzc28 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
that's quite a shock for me O_O
Madelei Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Student Filmographer
mirrored-disgrace Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
I think the "TAR" should have been done in an ember-red, personally (for the lit cigarette effect). This is a very brilliant idea. I quite like it.

Yea, I smoke but I'm the first to admit that it's a dirty and harmful habit. I'm just not ready to quit.

Good job, and congrats on the DD.

marialny Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
If there were a picture of a person puffing on the cigarette, I could see where the use of the red color to signify an ember at the end of the cigarette, where it says "TAR". However, the red ember only appears when someone is drawing in on the cigarette. I think the fact that he used the cigarette alone makes the point better because his poster describes what is in the cigarette itself.

The color he used for "TAR" is actually perfect for a cigarette sitting idle and not being actively puffed on. The fact that the list of carcinogens in the background are actually legible without the cigarette getting lost in all of that is amazing design on the part of the artist. And, I learned something from this single poster, so the message he conveys is powerful and effective. His design drew me in, and the use of the yellow text directed me through the poster. In short, the poster did its job.
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