BBCx365 Turns Online News Into Powerful Posters
Most of us wake up, scan the news headlines, and move on with our day. Designer Jonny Selman takes his morning news ritual one step further: Each morning since early September, Selman has picked a headline published on the BBC and has interpreted it as a poster. Selman's project BBCx365 now includes an incredible 106 headlines-as-posters, all of which he created in the wee hours of the morning, before he moved onto his work as a student at the Academy of Art University.
The colorful posters feel like a clever way to make the news more intriguing, but it also feels like a statement about the role of news in society. According to his website, Selman hopes his work will get more people interested in current events. "By creating posters based on the news stories I hope to compel my audience to look into the article and eventually stir a larger interest in world news with the American public," he says. He's already taking his work public: Last week, Selman had a show where he displayed the first 100 posters in storefronts in the San Francisco neighborhood where he lives. Only 259 more days to go!