Fukushima Disaster Visualization

The three mega-posters (80 cm x 220 cm) describe the Fukushima disaster with its extraordinary intensity.Each poster contains a different catastrophe: a tsunami, an earthquake and a nuclear eruption. Together, they form an alarming and extreme triptych of the Fukushima disaster, one of the worst tragedies Japan has ever experienced.

The typography comes from standard warning signs accessible to the general public. Each typography is designed in the form of the disruption representing the disaster: the earthquake warning collapses and breaks, the tsunami warning drowns and drifts and the radioactivity warning is exposed to radiation which disrupts the cells comprising it.

The technique is a realistic, almost cinematic, photomontage which comes to portray the dramatic moments in disasters by combining a large number of complex images and compositions. The desire to treat as many details as possible creates a collage that allows the viewer to experience the chilling aesthetics of such an unusual event.

Adobe Photoshop / Adobe Illustrator / 2019