Anime What You Say

Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

Billboards, Bus Shelter Posters


City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program had students in its Art Education classes invent anime-inspired personas that commented about current significant social and political issues. GDLOFT designed these bus shelter posters to spotlight the students’ portraits and messages by using simple visuals and a clean layout. We created a different color palette for each poster, deriving the palettes from the color schemes of the students’ costumes. By establishing visual standards that we would apply to each poster, we created cohesion among the series, which included six posters. The posters were on display in Philadelphia bus shelters in September 2014. A small run of special edition posters were printed as well.