Otis College of Art and Design has partnered with Women Against Gun Violence to create the artwork for its upcoming LIGHT LA campaign, which is part of the nationwide Gun Violence Memorial event being held at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. On December 11 at 7 p.m., individuals will place candles in their windows and communities will gather in neighborhoods, schools, and places of worship to light candles both to remember those lost to gun violence and to commit to taking action to prevent future tragedies.
The artwork, designed by Wendy Trinidad, a communications arts student at Otis College, can be seen as the masthead on the WAGV website
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. It is being used throughout Los Angeles County as well as in other areas of California, Ohio, and North Carolina.
Trinidad’s professor, Kim DeMarco, is an artist and designer with work appearing in and on the covers of The New Yorker and The New York Times.
“My communication arts students and I are delighted and inspired to be working with WAGV on the LIGHT LA event. It’s been very meaningful for the students to lend a visual voice and hopefully increase awareness of gun violence,” says DeMarco.
This is not the first time that DeMarco and her students have joined forces with Women Against Gun Violence. This past May, students created several message-related posters for the gun violence prevention organization to auction off at their annual awards brunch.