By David Airey
On August 6th 1945 twin atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing between 300,000 and 900,000 people. Pentagram partner Harry Pearce was recently asked to design a poster exploring the enduring effects of the attack for the University of Maryland Art Gallery’s Questioning the Bomb exhibition (September 2nd to October 23rd, 2015).
The resulting poster — It’s All Our Blood — is one of the most memorable I’ve seen.
“I used my own blood to illustrate that in the end all our blood was symbolically spilt that day. We all still live under the cloud of what was done, and what could still be done, to us all.”
— Harry Pearce
Here’s a short making-of video.
Photography by Richard Forster.
Image by Christian Carlsson.
Another memorable poster by Harry Pearce, Infantry.
On the topic of nuclear bombs, this video by Orbital Mechanics gives a glimpse into human stupidity. Since 1945 there have been more than 2,000 nuclear detonations.
And today, nine countries have more than 15,000 nukes.
I support ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.
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