Gun violence in America is a war on the senses. 

​It’s a rhetoric-filled assault on the basic tenets of our personal beliefs, our institutions, our foundational principles, and our daily lives. It’s a constant battle for the truth, a slog through mind-numbing statistics, and a trek that numbs you to the core at times.


In Under The Gun, my MFA final project and thesis, I explore gun violence in America through a statistical lens, emphasizing the implementation of graphic design to evoke a response from the audience. Advanced typography, grid design, vector theory and application, 3-D and environmental graphics, color theory, lighting design, experiential design, and video have been employed in an attempt to bring the statistics to life and to engage audiences in sane conversation on a particularly volatile subject.

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Jim Van Meer
I'm the guy behind the great ideas. And a professor too.