Design Meets Drunk Driving

16 Jun

Coaster Design by A. Walters, Image from Urbanite

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) recently partnered with the Maryland State Highway Safety Office and Urbanite to task MICA students with creating artistic communications for a peer audience in order to raise awareness and discourage drunk driving. The result is known as the “Loss and Consequences: The Drunk Driving Project,” which uses a combination of words and images to relay the consequences of driving while intoxicated.

While more than 400 students created artwork for the project, 66 pieces have been chosen for display in a traveling exhibition. The pieces include graphic design, sculpture, video and audio work. Of these, select pieces will be chosen to appear in a statewide campaign against drunk driving. The traveling exhibition is currently on display in the Main Gallery at MICA, 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave. until July 14th. It can also be seen at Baltimore’s 30th Annual ArtScape festival from July 15th to July 17th in the Urbanite tent.

For more information about the project and MICA’s involvement, pick up a copy of the June issue of Urbanite. If you are able to attend the exhibit, feel free to comment or submit a review for posting.

Poster Design by Jenny Leiferman, Image from Urbanite

Illustration by James Anderson, Image from Urbanite

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