Melville Senior High School

Illusion of Equality

Isaac Cable, Eric Ma, Heather Raeburn

For our design we wanted to express the theme of equality through typography and symbolism. We stuck closely to the theme of equality throughout the process to create our design. The ‘E’ represents equality by having the two bars on the top and bottom represent the equal sign and the bar in the middle “breaks” the equals sign to make it symbolic of inequality. We used an arrow on the edge of the circle to make a ‘Q’ that we have used to represent how we need to continue to strive for gender equality. The ‘Q’ doubles as a magnifying glass that signifies how we view equality and the impression that the world exists equally. We chose a pattern that makes our 3D figure stand out as the wavy lined background contrasts to the hard lines in the foreground, we also chose this pattern because it is like an illusion and this represents the ‘illusion of equality’.

Concept Drawing:


This Artist-in-Residence Grants Program project has been assisted by the Federal Government through the Australia Council for the Arts and the Western Australian State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts and Department of Education.