Recognize Artsakh


SCOPE OF WORK

Campaign Identity
Campaign Development
Digital Design
Print Design
Sound Design
Creative Direction


UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS #16 Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions

Defending Ancient Indigenous Lands


The Republic of Artsakh is an autonomous state of Indigenous Armenian lands in the Southern Caucasus, where Armenians have lived for over 3,000 years. In September 2020, Azerbaijan (backed by Turkey and ISIS mercenaries and using weapons and intelligence provided by Israel) launched a war against Artsakh while the rest of the world was preoccupied with COVID and the US Presidential elections. The war resulted in the death of over 5,000 Armenian soldiers and civilians, and the capture and ongoing detainment of dozens of POWs. Awareness urgently needed to be raised to educate people and provide donations for the thousands affected and displaced.






RESPONSE


Mek created an activism campaign comprising of a graphics pack of print posters and flyers for urban areas and protests, social media campaign and a music release.

Mek’s art director Nicolas produced a breakcore track Artsakh which samples the Yarkhushta, a traditional ceremonial martial folk dance of Western Armenia, and quotes by Charlie Weimers, the Swedish Member of the EU Parliament, and iconic Armenian-American revolutionary Monte Melkonian.






The flag of the Republic of Artsakh





INSIGHT


Our aim was to create a strong, bold logo akin to Extinction Rebellion, the BLM movement and the anarchy symbol. We incorporated the pixel-esque ‘<’ from Artsakh’s flag which represents its mountains, with the peace sign to create a simple yet powerful and effective design.








IMPACT


The project has raised national and international awareness with hundreds of streams, downloads, social media posts and shares, and protest signs.



















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