30 Slices

The Brief
Find a real crime and explore how you can construct a narrative that tells a story. Any format and any character point of view can be used, but the context, people and events of the crime must be considered in the approach.

The Approach
I chose to discuss the Numbers gang, a prison gang in South Africa, focusing on their unusual intiation rituals. The illustrations were designed as temporary tattoos, as this is a part of the initiation rituals, and the tattoos are often based off comic strips.

The Impact

  • An interactive comic book, where the illustrations can be used by the user through the format of temporary tattoos.

  • A series of illustrations and a written/structured narrative.

Textiles, Print, Illustration, Graphics