September 22nd, 2011
In August 2010 I designed a series of posters on the subject of mental health. These caused a lot of discussion and controversy, here and further afield.
Since then I have been inundated with requests for prints – sorry if I didn’t get back to you. I have decided to offer these for download (just click on the poster).
I hope that these will benefit anyone who wants to use, print or post them.
If you would like to use them in a commercial capacity, please contact me to discuss options.
Mental Health poster series by Patrick Smith is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
# Agoraphobia, Anorexia Nervosa, Depression, dissociative identity, Mental health, Narcolepsy, OCD
May 22nd, 2011
I just noticed this. Anyone else see it before?
# film posters, Hable con ella, Notes on a Scandal, Talk to Her
March 20th, 2011
In August 2010 I created a series of posters that tried to define 7 Mental Disorders. My aim was to start a dialogue in the digitally savvy community and hopefully raise awareness by spreading the posters. As a long term goal I wanted to involve a mental health charity. I shelved the project due to time constraints.
I have since decided to remove one poster from the series. Here’s why.
As part of this series I included Gender Indentity Disorder (GID). A number of people have expressed discomfort with the definition of GID as a disorder. Here are a few of the comments:
‘I would like to throw it out there that I don’t view my gender identity as a disorder. I am not ill nor do I need to be cured. There are likely others out there who have ‘mental disorders’ who feel the same way.’
‘Gender Identity disorder is actually really offensive to trans people. When was the last time you heard of a mental disorder being cured by plastic surgery? That’s because G.I.D is not really a disorder.’
‘I’m in line with some others here though, that “Gender Identity Disorder” is along the lines of how homosexuals are often interpreted as needing spiritual counseling to “reform”.’
I would like to apologise for the inclusion of GID in this poster series and to anyone that I may have offended.
My research was based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and I didn’t challenge any of the definitions before commiting them to design. Perhaps I should have.
After reflection and more research I now consider the definition of GID as a disorder, to be incorrect. I haven’t thought about this subject at great length before, so it has been interesting to challenge my own perceptions.
I have learned something valuable in this process. I hope that you will too.
# Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM, DSM IV, gender identity, GID
March 3rd, 2011
A beautiful balance of illustration, photography and graphic design edge from Tanya Johnston
# Tanya Johnston
February 8th, 2011
If you like cooking, infographics or tools you might just love this poster by Pop Chart Lab
# kitchen, Pop Chart Lab, poster, tools
January 29th, 2011
There’s not much I can say about this comic by Matthew Lyons that will do it justice. For me it hits the mark in so many places – just see for yourself.
# comic, Matthew Lyons, Nobrow, Push it Backwards
January 25th, 2011
This month saw the launch of a site that I designed last year for high end audio brand Marten
This is my Fiancée’s company, so I am biased, but these speakers are amazing in terms of sound reproduction and product design.
I’m really proud of this site as I think it’s on the money for the brand. It features some slick photography from Ulf Celander
# Coltrane, Form, Heritage, hi-fi, Marten, Speakers
January 24th, 2011
A lovely idea for wrapping paper by Swedish design agency Happy F&B amongst other great work. Thank TSA
# fruit, Wrapping paper
January 18th, 2011
# Mona Lisa
January 4th, 2011
I’m not a great believer in New Year’s resolutions, as I think they mostly set you up for failure, but this is sound advice from Sarah Mick for 2011. I for one will be following suit.
# chill pill, I need to chill the fuck out, pill
January 3rd, 2011
This is the best website that I’ve seen all year. Ok, so I’m making a bad joke, but the statement still stands. And it’s a damned good start if this is what we can expect from the web in 2011.
Happy New Year.
# Nike Better World
December 25th, 2010
Happy Christmas everyone. And thanks for reading, looking, listening and watching this year.
My card is a design for a Christmas tree, and an homage to one of my design heroes Jaime Hayón
Looking forward to an even more creative 2011 with you all. All the best!
# Card, Christmas tree, Happy Christmas, Jaime Hayon