Following the Open call for project logo and visual identity of the project “No risk, no borders for young people“, the Project team decided that the winning proposal is the one created by Aleksa Antić from Kruševac, Serbia.
Aleksa’s idea is that:
The umbrella represents the “Drug Policy Network for Southeast Europe”. It symbolizes a shield and support for all young people in Southeast Europe. It empowers them and gives them a strong boost to stay on the right track. The umbrella pulls them forward like a sail and does not allow them to fall.
The character, symbolizes a young person and all youth. It holds an umbrella in one hand while in the other maintains balance and shows the power of the youth by lifting the clenched fist high above.
A unicycle or the wheel represents all the obstacles that young people face nowadays, it shows the speed and that all barriers can be crossed quicker by choosing the right path. In a modern world, we have to move rapidly and things in life can be unstable sometimes, so that is why it is important to keep the balance, keep the speed, and not to fall down.
The map of West Balkan is shown like a shadow in the background, a shadow from the past, without the borders that separates, divides, and stops. However, at the same time it’s been framed with cracked and broken lines, lines that slowly disappear, and melts down behind the bridge.
А thin thread connects the words NO and RISK it brings them into direct connection, in the same time it erases the boundaries that separate them, and makes the bridge, the bridge that connects divided. The words are written in such a way, in an unformed style, hand-drawn, with a touch of optimism and youth, to put NO RISK in the forefront, as a call to the right path, a path without risk, a path of youth, understanding, peace and tolerance, a path without borders.
“No Borders For Young People” is a tagline. It follows the project, and speaks more about the goal of it. That’s why it is clearly written at the bottom, as a main slogan for the end.
Aleksa is 20 years old, living in Kruševac (Serbia). He finished local Medical high school. Due to the pandemic, for the last 6 months he volunteered as a nurse in a local hospital. Graphic design became his hobby for the past few years, thanks to his brother who has more experience. However, it’s slowly becoming his passion and he is loving it.