Water Safety & PhotographyFrom the Artist:
“We wanted to create a poster that could communicate—in a straightforward manner—the action that people need to take to obtain healthier drinking water. We thought a typographic message would be the most immediate way to communicate this, and we decided that it would be most striking if the water spoke to the viewer directly.
To create this piece we dripped water for hours trying to get the right combinations of letterforms, then photographed the water.”
—Stefanie Weigler and David Heasty
Every 20 seconds a child in a third world country dies of a preventable water borne disease. Many of these deaths are due to E. Coli Bacteria which can be present in clear water that appears to be clean. In a third world country this appearance of clarity and cleanliness is often mistaken for safe drinking water. Student scientist Kellie French from Vermont evaluated ways to kill E. Coli Bacteria and found that by simply boiling water, the bacteria can be killed and the water made safe. This study also sparks a conversation about education of people in third world countries about microscopic diseases, and how this information could save lives using only a heat source.
Stefanie Weigler and David Heasty are graphic designers at Triboro Design located in Brooklyn, NY. Combined Stefanie and David have 30 years of experience creating pieces that have earned them accolades from the Art Director’s Club and recognition as Young Guns.