BETC's bruising anti-domestic violence campaign
To tie in with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25, BETC has created a campaign for French women's rights organisation Ni Putes Ni Soumises to raise awareness about domestic violence
The print ads feature close-ups of bruises captioned as if art works. Closer reading reveals that the captions refer to, in one case, the role played by alcohol in domestic abuse (shown top) or, in the case of the other two ads in the campaign, the fact that domestic abuse can involve rape or even death.
Creative director: Stéphane Xiberras
Art director: Francis De Ligt
Copywriter: David Soussan
Photographer: Eric Traore
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Very powerful posters.
really great work
Very clever use of language, brings the posters into life
As violence abusers as just misunderstood artists?
Reminds me of this other French project, also done for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, but in 2010 :
These pics are fantastic. Well done. :)
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