• Ness Gagnon

Anti-Hostile is a typographic activist campaign that raises awareness of hostile architecture. Hostile architecture targets homeless, disabled and elderly people—it is park benches with center dividers that prevent laying down, leaning benches only suitable for the able-bodied, and “anti-homeless spikes” that prevent people from sleeping on sidewalks. This campaign educates the public about what hostile architecture truly accomplishes: it restricts, excludes and obstructs. Three posters have been designed to embody these three concepts, and three street wall murals continue the typographic style. The campaign website offers more information about the subject, as well as the opportunity for users to give their support to the cause through petitions and safe protests.