LAPD Theater: Los Angeles Poverty Department

This is a brand identity system for the Los Angeles Poverty Department, a grassroots theater company made up of residents of Skid Row, Los Angeles. LAPD Theater uses art and theater to replace old narratives that perpetuate stereotypes used to keep the neighborhood's morales down. This system consists of a logotype, stationery, newsletter, website and posters, all of which are inspired by the visual landscape of the neighborhood.

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Here I am with a smile on the bottom left with the members of LAPD Theater. This project was a collaborative effort as we drew upon one another’s stories, insights and experiences about living and working in Skid Row.