Save Our Steel
Neath Port Talbot is widely known for its historical industrial background; the steelworks being the main means of employment, resulting in a strong community. As a member of the community, I have a personal motive for expressing concerns surrounding the steelworks financial crisis; specifically, the council’s poor attempts to raise awareness of issues, such as how economically reliant the community is upon the industry and the dire implications a collapse in the company would have.
To expand and improve upon the original attempts, I have recreated the Neath Port Talbot council’s political posters through methods including collage, Photoshop and silkscreen printing, to increase prominence, therefore creating more awareness. Utilising employee jackets reinforces concerns surrounding working class families reliant upon 18’000 jobs which are at risk.
The predominant concept of the work is to address ineffective campaign strategies by improving methods of delivering information, through artistic mediums, to benefit not only communities but professional bodies also.