October’s first poster spot is titled, “Protect Yourself from Breast Cancer”. The work was created by Didem Çatal, a graphic designer from Turkey. She was born in Denizli, Turkey, and graduated from Hacettepe University Graphic Art Major. She completed her Masters at Hacettepe University, Institute of Social Sciences. Didem is also the head of the Graphic Design Department of Fine Arts Faculty of Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University. She participated in various personal and mixed exhibitions, both national and international, such as; “Whisper on the Moon” in Casa Bianca Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece – 2016, “Multiple Personality” in Konstutstallning i Galleri Flygeln, Stockholm, Sweden –2011, Digital Illustration and Graphic Design Exhibition in Manas University, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Poster Exhibition, Korfmann, Çanakkale, Turkey. She participated as a jury member in national and international competitions and is a member of GMYK, Istanbul Exlibris Association and C-IDEA .
Breast cancer is the second most common death in women. “I designed this poster to draw attention to the type of cancer among women and to raise awareness. For this purpose, I wanted to use a women’s attire, the bra. This bra for our breasts which we use almost everyday, made me think about the cancer that might have grasped our breasts. Designing the bra as a mask created two kinds of perception. One of which is a monster that might have infested breasts, and the other is the Batman, who can overcome any obstacle. What this poster tries to communicate is that if you diagnose early, you can defeat this relentless disease and you can become your own hero. Or if you ignore it, you will fall victim to this relentless monster” says Didem.
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