Poetic Justice – Personalising Politics on Screen


Client ︎︎︎ Asian Film Archive
Year ︎︎︎ 2018
Service ︎︎︎ Digital, Editorial


Under the Asian Film Archive's Reframe series, Poetic Justice: Personalising Politics on Screen presented a series of contemporary fictional films from Southeast Asia and a panel discussion with the filmmakers. Using the notion of “poetic justice” as a point of departure, the event examines the intersections between fictional filmmaking and real-life political events in national histories.

The design uses a dash in the title as the main graphic element, and is a commentary on the powers that enact justice. When overlaid across the eyes of the characters potrayed in the films, it references the blindfold on lady justice, signifying that justice is impartial. At the same time, it can also be easily interpreted as an element of censorship.