The goal of this project was to design a magazine spread, focusing on visual organization and creating imagery to strengthen the argument of the article. I chose an anti-death penalty article from The Washington Post. The main argument was that America was unworthy of using the death penalty, as its justice system is corrupt and unequal.
I used this idea of unfairness by creating skeleton hands holding condemning instruments (noose, judge’s mallet, lethal injection needle) in order to convey the contradictory idea that the people who are deciding the length of one’s life cannot control their own lifespan. Another point of emphasis was the word “America,” as I hung the title word with a noose graphic, as well as aligning the body text underneath it in order to draw the viewer’s attention to the word itself.