Safe in the City was a digital toolkit created by On Our Radar. This toolkit was developed to raise awareness on sexual violence in public spaces and break the silence on how it impacts lives.
Content Warning: Some graphics represent types of sexual violence or coercive control.
My task was to create graphics and icons for the toolkit. They wanted them bright and in a slightly comic book style to fit in with some existing designs. I was a little worried that the subject material was challenging and very aware that I could get this all wrong. The first task was to create the three key graphics for the cover of the toolkit.
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Initially a profile with an ear. Ultimately this felt more suited to the digital nature of the project.
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A callback to the ‘Rosie the Riveter‘ poster, a very well known symbol of strength. Interestingly not the original or even most powerful depiction. Norman Rockwell’s painting for the Saturday Evening Post is so much better. Please do have a look.
Below are all the icons used in the toolkit. One for each section.
I won’t elaborate as the relevant titles are under each icon.
Dowry Related Violence