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matt wood

pasadena , ca, United States


Member since June 21, 2008

  • Fair-voting-a_132_

    This image is inspired by the current situation in the Zimbabwe Presidential Election. The message should read as a person placing their vote into the ballot box but not by their own free will. This is a violation of Article 21 from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which reads as . .

    (1) Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.

    Other rights are being violated, but this is the most relevant . I am hoping that this would also be used to deliver the same message on a more universal scale rather than to apply to just the scenario that inspired it.

    thanx again, ~Matt Wood (sorry about this late post)

  • Human Rights Poster: Human Trafficking

    Peace, Communication Design


    In this image I have attempted to represent the faceless people being sold within the world wide market of the the sex trade and child labor. According to the NGO, Protection Project, located in Washington D.C. about 2 million women and children are sold into the sex trade every year. Based on this statistic, the number five thousand represents the averaged number of people sold daily in one year based on this statistic. This is a violation of Article Four from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and is in need of serious attention. My goal with this image is to communicate that these people being sold have no faces and thus no voices. They need others with more power and perspective to assist in the battle against inappropriate servitude. I used a cartoon aesthetic because I believe that cartoons are easily comprehended by many on an almost universal level. I should probably include some items or objects around the feet that may allude or communicate that these are meant to be children and young adults, as they appear now to be a bit older than I had hoped to depict.

    Thank you for your time and expertise, ~Matt Wood

My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design