Stop Trident

In January we were informed about a placard competition being held by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament to design a poster that would be distributed during the protests. This is a topic we feel quite strongly about so we decided to make an attempt.

We found a kind of strange coincidental resonance with the Trinity tests—the code name for the first detonation of a nuclear weapon—and the word trident.

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Taking sequential imagery from the tests, in particular images from 0.16, 0.53 and 0.90 seconds after detonation, we wanted to bring the actual ferocity and scale of a nuclear explosion sharply into focus. These images together form a sort of triptych that further enforces the connection the posters share with the word trident. Together they can communicate the terror and reality of a nuclear event. We would hope that if the design was selected multiple people carrying the posters would provide a sort of stop motion animation to anyone who viewed them head on. An attempt to animate the reality of the situation.

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