Andrew Mayberry is an artist from British Columbia, Canada, who is currently based in Toronto. His traditional work combines variations of textures and mixed media techniques on canvas. His graphic design and motion graphics work explore typography and design for web, print, and video. A graduate of the Bachelor of Applied Arts Illustration program at Sheridan College, Andrew seeks to inform and visually engage his viewers.
Andrew created this poster entitled “Fukushhh” based on the unfolding situation at the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant following the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in 2011. The image itself represents a cover-up, a silence that ignored the warning signs that a disaster like this was possible. It can also represent how the media has covered the story, or how the current containment is being handled.
“I found myself in disbelief after learning that the Fukushima power plant was incapable of withstanding a natural disaster, did not meet basic safety requirements, and was not prepared for the fallout of such an event. The containment process was shocking, contaminated water was stored in leaking containers and radioactive water was being released into the ocean. There were also cases of falsified documents, misleading media reports, and shady business dealings. To make matters worse, there were thousands of people living in Fukushima who have been evacuated and directly affected by this. All of these factors inspired me to create the “Fukushhh” poster.” says Andrew.
Andrew has a fairly new, but interesting, experience as a poster designer. His background is in Illustration but he have always loved design, especially poster designs. Take a look at his project at andrewmayberry.com.