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JUST WON THE PEOPLE’S PRIZE!

The poster that I designed for Professor Marie-Bénédicte Dembour just won the People’s Prize at the Research Poster Exhibition & Celebration of Research Event held at the University of Brighton and it also came third in the Staff category, in which the Professor was competing!

The research on the Four Schools of Human Rights had been done by the Professor, while I illustrated the Schools and designed the graphics for the poster.
We had previously collaborated on the illustrations for a speech the Professor made at Amnesty International in the Netherlands, but this new design had to be created from scratch.

Enlarged details from 4 illustrations that I just completed (June 2013) for Professor Marie-Bénédicte Dembour’s lecture series on the four Schools of Human Rights, which she made at Amnesty International.
These are actually accompanying pieces for the original four (which can also be seen below) that I was commissioned to make in 2011 and they complete the picture.
More on the original four pieces here:
*Click HERE to view the first one (Natural School) 
*Click HERE to view the second one (Deliberative School) 
*Click HERE to view the third one (Protest School) 
*Click HERE to view the fourth one (Discourse School)

The 14th Athens International Comics Festival (1-11 November) is starting today!
Although I won’t be able to make it personally, due to obligations in the UK, I’m taking part with an original 19-pager comic for the festival’s group exhibition and my stuff can also be seen in SoComic’s booth. If you’re in Athens, this is the event of the month. Be there or be square!

Other cool stuff you can check out there:
///David Lloyd (co-creator of V for Vendetta) visiting tonight and on Saturday as a special guest with in exclusive original art exhibition!
///Vasilis Lolos' installation on the 4th floor called Electronomicon 2121 (includes Blade Runner atmospherics, personal art on the walls, limited edition comics and his own music blasting through the PA)!

Athens International Comics Festival website and facebook page:
AICF 2012

Human Rights Illustration series (Four of Four) Discourse School

In October 2011, shortly after arriving in Brighton, I replied to an advertisement that Ms. Marie-Bénédicte Dembour, Professor of Law and Anthropology at the University of Sussex, had placed seeking an illustrator for a lecture that she would be making at Amnesty International, in the Netherlands, in December 2011.

The lecture would involve her expanding on her theory on the four schools of thought regarding Human Rights (natural scholars conceive of human rights as given; deliberative scholars as agreed upon; protest scholars as fought for; and discourse scholars as imposed).

I was to illustrate the four schools of thought, so that they could be projected at Amnesty International while she was giving her speech; I ended up also helping Ms. Dembour put her presentation together too and the whole process of conceiving the illustrations, discussing their content and creating the presentation was incredibly intriguing.

I had originally drawn four sets of illustrations for the Professor, but after discussing them separately it was decided that I should redo them in order to keep on track with her original vision. This is the only one that remained intact, as the message was clear from the get-go!

If you wish to read more about the Marie-Bénédicte Dembour lecture series on what Human Rights are click HERE as published within the Human Rights Quarterly 2010, pp. 1-20.

I will be uploading all four illustrations here gradually! 
*Click HERE to view the first one (Natural School) 
*Click HERE to view the second one (Deliberative School) 
*Click HERE to view the third one (Protest School)
*Click HERE to view the fourth one (Discourse School)

Human Rights - Discourse

Human Rights Illustration series (Three of Four) Protest School

In October 2011, shortly after arriving in Brighton, I replied to an advertisement that Ms. Marie-Bénédicte Dembour, Professor of Law and Anthropology at the University of Sussex, had placed seeking an illustrator for a lecture that she would be making at Amnesty International, in the Netherlands, in December 2011.

The lecture would involve her expanding on her theory on the four schools of thought regarding Human Rights (natural scholars conceive of human rights as given; deliberative scholars as agreed upon; protest scholars as fought for; and discourse scholars as imposed).

I was to illustrate the four schools of thought, so that they could be projected at Amnesty International while she was giving her speech; I ended up also helping Ms. Dembour put her presentation together too and the whole process of conceiving the illustrations, discussing their content and creating the presentation was incredibly intriguing.

I had originally drawn four sets of illustrations for the Professor, but after discussing them separately it was decided that I should redo them in order to keep on track with her original vision. Thus in this illustration, the original protest looked too sombre and violent and so I redrew the image and the result is shown here.

If you wish to read more about the Marie-Bénédicte Dembour lecture series on what Human Rights are click HERE as published within the Human Rights Quarterly 2010, pp. 1-20.

I will be uploading all four illustrations here gradually! 
*Click HERE to view the first one (Natural School) 
*Click HERE to view the second one (Deliberative School) 
*Click HERE to view the third one (Protest School) 
*Click HERE to view the fourth one (Discourse School)

Human Rights Illustration series (Three of Four) Protest School

Human Rights Illustration series (Two of Four) Deliberative School

In October 2011, shortly after arriving in Brighton, I replied to an advertisement that Ms. Marie-Bénédicte Dembour, Professor of Law and Anthropology at the University of Sussex, had placed seeking an illustrator for a lecture that she would be making at Amnesty International, in the Netherlands, in December 2011.

The lecture would involve her expanding on her theory on the four schools of thought regarding Human Rights (natural scholars conceive of human rights as given; deliberative scholars as agreed upon; protest scholars as fought for; anddiscourse scholars as imposed).

I was to illustrate the four schools of thought, so that they could be projected at Amnesty International while she was giving her speech; I ended up also helping Ms. Dembour put her presentation together too and the whole process of conceiving the illustrations, discussing their content and creating the presentation was incredibly intriguing.

I had originally drawn four sets of illustrations for the Professor, but after discussing them separately it was decided that I should redo them in order to keep on track with her original vision. Thus in this illustration, the democratic hemicycle, from the Deliberative school of thought, had to look much more formal and packed (like in the UN) and so I redrew the image and the result was indeed greater than the first effort.
Even though the final piece was shown at the lecture, we might get into this again, because, after much thought, in direct democracies it is the people themselves that actually vote and not their representatives, as it should be; so this might be remade again into a smaller self-governing type hemicycle, for any future usage that the Professor might need!

If you wish to read more about the Marie-Bénédicte Dembour lecture series on what Human Rights are click HERE as published within the Human Rights Quarterly 2010, pp. 1-20.

I will be uploading all four illustrations here gradually! 
*Click HERE to view the first one (Natural School) 
*Click HERE to view the second one (Deliberative School) 
*Click HERE to view the third one (Protest School) 
*Click HERE to view the fourth one (Discourse School)

Hemicycle (Delibeartive School)

Human Rights Illustration series (One of Four) Natural School

In October 2011, shortly after arriving in Brighton, I replied to an advertisement that Ms. Marie-Bénédicte Dembour, Professor of Law and Anthropology at the University of Sussex, had placed seeking an illustrator for a lecture that she would be making at Amnesty International, in the Netherlands, in December 2011.

The lecture would involve her expanding on her theory on the four schools of thought regarding Human Rights (natural scholars conceive of human rights as given; deliberative scholars as agreed upon; protest scholars as fought for; and discourse scholars as imposed).

I was to illustrate the four schools of thought, so that they could be projected at Amnesty International while she was giving her speech; I ended up also helping Ms. Dembour put her presentation together too and the whole process of conceiving the illustrations, discussing their content and creating the presentation was incredibly intriguing.

I had originally drawn four sets of illustrations for the Professor, but after discussing them separately it was decided that I should redo them in order to keep on track with her original vision. Thus in this illustration, Moses, from the Natural school of thought, had to look wiser and more benevolent and so I redrew the image and the result was indeed greater than the first effort.

If you wish to read more about the Marie-Bénédicte Dembour lecture series on what Human Rights are click HERE as published within the Human Rights Quarterly 2010, pp. 1-20.

I will be uploading all four illustrations here gradually! 
*Click HERE to view the first one (Natural School) 
*Click HERE to view the second one (Deliberative School) 
*Click HERE to view the third one (Protest School) 
*Click HERE to view the fourth one (Discourse School)

Human Rights 1 Moses

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