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Jokes (screenprint) / Myself

Submitted By Kiana Gatling

Description

This piece is a CMYK screenprint centered around the mental health of black women. After seeing the Joker movie I was extremely inspired to start a conversation about how we, as women of color deal with our pain. In my family, we tend to deal with our pain & trauma through “not-so-funny” jokes. So for my background, I decided to fill that space with those same types of jokes in a bright yellow, making them less obvious to the eye. I then went back & highlighted certain parts of the jokes that I wanted to stand out, as a “read between the lines” sort of thing.

The background repeats these 6 jokes:

I can measure the speed of an object. Because I want to km/s.
My memes are ironic but my depression is chronic.
My neck, my back, my crippling anxiety attacks.
How do you get a depressed person out of a tree? You cut the rope.
Are you a toaster? Because I want to take a bath with you.
I’m made with depression, extra anxiety, a little side of crazy, and a sprinkle of leave me tf alone.

Objective

To discuss the mental health of black women specifically, and be vulnerable about tough truths.

Technical Challenge

Illustrator designs, Image tiling, Screen printing, Typography

Client

Myself

Media

Design

Market

Lifestyle

Credits

Illustrator

Kiana Gatling

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