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Ad Campaign: Play it Smart

Ad Campaign: Play it Smart

"Play it Smart" is an awesome ad campaign by Bonux, a laundry detergent company. Very creative way to create flags from hanging clothes. Check it out! Credits Advertising Agency: H&C Leo Burnett, Beirut, Lebanon Executive Creative Director: Malek Ghorayeb Creative Director: Alexandre Choucair Senior Art Director / Copywriter: Thierry Chehab Photographer: Diane Aftimos / The Film House Regional Communication Director: Alex Simonian Junior Communication Executive: Elsa Azar Producer: Zeina Mokdad Published: June 2014 More Info

Dacs United 2011

About a year ago, we've featured an exhibition called 'Exposé' from Dacs. It's a design collective that enables creatives from all over the world to rise up against the sex trade. This year, they're back with a new exhibition 'Episodes' and calling designers to join their network for the next exhibition happening in late June. We are a group of artists with a passion for making a difference in our world. We leverage our unique gifts and styles to produce artwork, to raise awareness of the injustice of sex trafficking and inspiring others to use their talents to impact the world around us. Dacs is the vision of John Mark Herskind, a young talented designer from South Carolina, US. You can check his work on Johnmarkherskind.com , follow his work on Behance.net or follow him on Twitter @jmherskind . About DACS We want to see how effective artists can be when they start breaking the boundaries of culture, race, religion, and backgrounds to unite for a just cause, and use their unique styles and talents to give a voice to the voiceless. Not to mention that all the submissions will be judged by Jennifer Cirpici from Breakingcanvas.com and Richard Roberts from Theotherstream.com. For more information about Dacs, you can visit Dacsunited.com , follow them on Twitter @dacsunited or follow them on Tumblr . Exposé 2010 Video Exposé from Designers Against Child Slavery on Vimeo. Exposé 2010 in Pictures by Sarah Blake by Richard Roberts by Carole Wilmet by Man-Tsun by Nathan Walker by Andries Pries by Cait Maloney by Yee Von Chan Information about the next exhibit 'Episodes' This exhibition is all about telling the story of a trafficking victim, through our art work. So we will be literally illustrating the "Episodes" of a victims story. Deadline for Entries: Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 Submission details: Image Size: 40.64 cm x 50.8 cm Color Mode: CMYK Resolution: 300 dpi

Designers Against Child Slavery

Designers Against Child Slavery is a Design Collective that enables creatives from all over the world to rise up against the sex trade. We want to see how effective artists can be when they start breaking the boundaries of culture, race, religion, and backgrounds to unite for a just cause, and use their unique styles and talents to give a voice to the voiceless. Over the past few decades, sex trafficking has reached epidemic proportions. Its estimated that one third of the worlds sex trafficking takes place in Asia, and 30% of the victims are children. Hundreds of thousands of girls and boys are believed to be enslaved in the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and other countries in an underground industry that inflicts horrible emotional and physical pain to these young lives. There are an estimated 2 million children enslaved worldwide, with approximately 225,000 women and children being trafficked out of South East Asia annually. The average age of the victims is between 10 and 18 years old, but children have been found as young as 5 years old. These victims are often required to have sex with as many as 15 men a day. If they refuse they are threatened, beaten, and starved. It is estimated that 50-90% of children rescued from brothels in parts of Southeast Asia are infected with HIV. Although many people are removed forcibly from their families for the purpose of trafficking, many others go willingly, choosing to believe their traffickers promise of a better life. This deceit is all too common. A Cambodian study found that 85 percent of victims were trafficked by someone close to them, someone from within the family, a friend, neighbor or boyfriend. There are many reasons for the dramatic increase in the trafficking of women and children such as globalization, domestic servitude, cheap labor, marriage, adoption, prostitution, child pornography including the more recent practice of live internet child abuse, and child sex tourism. Weak law enforcement and lack of community awareness as well as the lure of easy money have helped to make this industry boom. Here are some of the pieces that great-hearted artist made for the project. For more of these works and more information about this collective you may visit DACS website at http://www.dacsunited.com. You should really take a look at these and support the cause. Children all over the world will thank you. Bram Vanharaen Diego Rodriguez Grzegorz Domaradzki Mike Harrison Mike Speero Richard Roberts Sarah Blake DACS Exhibition