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Boys Cry

Creating imagery that stands against repeated and traditional sayings, opens up a dialogue about what is taught throughout generations. One of the ways that sayings are opposed is through imagery, specifically pictograms.

Boys are told not to cry from a very young age. Realistically, boys do cry, it's a part of life. Appropriating the popular symbol for the men’s bathroom and using the color blue and adding a tear, opposed the saying “Boys don’t cry.”

Vinul cover application of “Boys Cry.”

Initial design. The pink reflected on emotions being considered feminine. Keeping the blue reflected the possibility of being emotional and masculine.