Awareness Week Poster Design - Lauren Reis
Since uploading our OCD Awareness Week poster design for 2012 to Facebook we have been inundated with positive feedback The design is all courtesy of designer Lauren Reis, who herself has struggled with OCD in the past.
Lauren in her design brief explained the reasoning behind the artwork. "I did want to get the despair people so often feel (and have felt myself). Hopefully people who have OCD will connect to the strapline in a few ways.. that no one can get/accept direct help with their own rituals as they are their own punishments, superstitions, acts of compulsion whereby help would defeat our own goal/imprisonment. Plus you also don’t feel like even yourself is there, with this overpowering sense of control from another place (normally felt on my left shoulder!); this is why I have left the eyes without anything at all."
"Having said that, it will hopefully make people think that during awareness week, all those that suffer are there, everywhere, complementing all of this horror movie, so to speak. I did want it to be colourful and eye-catching by complementing your bright orange."
The posters and postcards featuring Lauren's artwork are available through OCD-UK. Email OCD-UK with your postal address and let them know how many posters or postcards you would like.