Taking a look at everything that is going on right now in our times with all the riots and protests, I wanted to make an icon set that would depict the sights of the times. I started out with a word list trying to think about as many things that would be common to see at a protest or riot. From there I started to draw out as some simple designs. From there I started to develop an idea and a style.
I wanted them took originally look like they were stencil graffiti but I did not like the direction it was going.
I decided to redesign them and add color as well. I like the look of the subject matter being a serious matter but portrayed as something whimsical which lead to the final design.