Shark Fin Prevention Illustration

Shark Fin副本

Shark fin soup is a popular dish at weddings and banquets in China. Over 8,000 tons of shark fins are processed each year. The fins only amount to 4% of a shark’s body weight. This means that some 200,000 tons of shark are thrown back into the sea and discarded. Meanwhile, no more than 12 people a year are killed by sharks worldwide. (via www.seashepherd.org/sharks/shark-finning) As a designer and a Chinese student, I have responsibility to appeal to the society, especially Chinese community to pay more attention on this issue through my illustration.

This poster are drawn by Adobe Illustrator. The title are designed as a word “FRIENDS”. It a combination of “FINS” and “RED” which means sharks are bleeding. I try to use a friendly color to build up the whole color tone, because i want to show the sharks friendly smile and the bleeding truth at same time. Therefore, many related elements has been placed in many different frame to build up this art work. Hope I can do a little favor for our friends that living in the vast ocean.