In-House Int’l was invited to participate in a series of events dealing with mental health issues in Austin, TX. For this project the studio was paired with an individual with lived mental health experience (that is, with Richard Allen White), and tasked collaborate on a poster that invited people to learn more about mental health issues.
The first time we met Richard, he expressed his concern for how this poster would portray him and his experience with mental illness. His concern had to do with portraying people with certain conditions as scary or dangerous. This, he argued, leads to marginalization. And he did not want to be part of something that contributed to that.