Deadliest Itch: Malaria Awareness Mosquito-Mosaic Posters
By Maria Popova
The other day, we established that we’re all African. Fitting, since today we’re looking at one of the coolest awareness campaigns we’ve seen in a long while, which happens to address Africa’s most serious malady: Mosquitoes.
And if you think we’re kidding, or making an awful joke that belittles the AIDS epidemic or genocide, we’re not — every year, mosquito-carried malaria takes more children’s lives in Africa than all other diseases combined. In Sub-Saharan Africa, 3,000 children die from malaria every day.
So African nonprofit África Directo unleashed a brilliant campaign to make this simple point so powerfully:
“Nothing and no one takes more lives than malaria”
The portraits are, of course, composed entirely of mosquitoes — a stencil technique that puts Banksy to shame.
Out of Spainish agency Sra. Rushmore.
Published October 1, 2008