Produced in 1994, this was Bridgestone USA’s second poster. Without question, this poster.
The poster was created by English artist Christopher Wormell. To create the poster, Mr. Wormell carved images into blocks of linoleum, cutting a different block for each color, then printed the image by hand directly onto paper. This particular image was made from seven linoleum blocks, each carefully printed over the next.
"I made this for folks like me, many of whom are still living with shame, guilt, and fear (many of the responses I’ve received have mentioned similar suicide pacts). I’m aiming to get this out into the public consciousness, because while most facts people know actually come from hearing them in stories, updated information takes decades to filter back into new stories, as most writers cover the same ground with what they learned from others’ stories. Eskimos don’t have a crazy number of words for ‘snow,’ sharks don’t have to keep swimming to live, Mister Rogers wasn’t a fighter pilot, and victims of child sexual abuse don’t become offenders. We’d need a new word to out-class the present epidemic if they did because the incidence stats are horrifying."
— Dean Trippe
batman saved me too!!! he’s my hero!!!
Thank you so much for sharing this. Not just for victims of sexual abuse, but for everyone who’s life has ever been saved by a character, whether it be Batman or someone else. This is why stories and characters are so powerful, so important. Batman is definitely one of those characters.
MANLY TEARS WERE SHED.
Will reblog EVERY TIME.
This is where some part of my next paycheck is going, and a large, large part of my heart.