Spot Illustrations: Drug & Alcohol Research & Training Australia (DARTA)
DARTA were seeking illustrations to convey some of the warning signs & safety ‘tests and checks’ that they train young people to practice in situations that get out of hand. These illustrations are used in the slides for presentations DARTA delivers in hundreds of schools across Australia.
They needed a visual style that felt contemporary, but also won’t date, so they can be used into the future. DARTA is known for a pragmatic, realistic and non-sensationalist approach to drug & alcohol education, so they wanted to stay away from any ‘scare tactic’ feel to the artwork.
Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia (DARTA) aims to provide education and training expertise as well as high quality research assistance on a wide range of alcohol and other drug issues.
DARTA specialises in providing education and training to a wide range of audiences and can tailor presentations to suit any agency’s requirements in the area of alcohol and other drugs. Each year, we present education sessions to hundreds of school communities right across Australia, delivering information to students, teachers and parents.
In addition, DARTA has also been asked to present to a wide variety of community groups and organisations at conferences, seminars and workshops both nationally and internationally.
Paul Dillon is the Director and founder of DARTA and he is passionate about ensuring that the community has access to accurate and up-to-date alcohol and other drug information.