Boo Paterson
Travel by Life Raft

Un-commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
This is the second in the series of ironic pastiches of Tom Purvis's LNER posters of the 30s. I wanted to highlight the hundreds of child refugees who're still dying trying to reach Europe. Instead of white kids building a sandcastle, as in Purvis's poster, there are brown refugee kids stacking lifejackets. The body of Aylan Kurdi lies in the foreground.

How was the illustration used:
Framed for gallery display

How did you make this work:
This is a paper collage using the 'cartoon' technique found in stained glass creation. The font is close to Purvis's original jolly LNER poster, but the text is subverted with a much darker message. I wanted to show what happens when you close borders and don't rescue refugees.

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