These visuals were created with various techniques that I've learnt and developed over the years and they go beyond the conventional drawing approaches and bridge the boundaries between creativity and technical skills.
The graphic novel is titled Fascista and it is set in an unnamed city that is undergoing intense protest, and mostly follows an apolitical engineer who wants to be left to his tinkering. But one of his inventions captures the interest of a newly formed police unit tasked with ending the protests as well as protest organisers who both believe it will give them an edge in the ongoing street battles. The story revolves around concepts such as the suppression of free speech, protesting, propaganda and control of the masses. The graphic novel also deals with other issues such as the choices that people make and how the future is affected by them. The idea for "Fascista" started as a single image that I displayed at a gallery where Michael Ide, an American freelance writer offered to cooperate with me in the development of the script and the writing process. Unlike most comic books, where the art is commissioned to tell a story, the story of "Fascista" has been written to give a narrative context to my most recent visual art that is inspired by the current protests around the world.
Drop the Hate | Yianna Christophorou
Drop the Hateis a series of posters aiming to raise environmental awareness each one of which was presented at the 5th, 6th and 7th United Designs International Biennial Design Exhibition. Through this work the boundaries of Graphic Design and Graphic Art are diminished and questioned. [The posters were featured at the exhibition’s catalogue]