FOCUS LINES

Short List
ClientECUADORIAN MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND PUBLIC WORKS
Category B04. Outdoor
TitleFOCUS LINES
Product/ServiceROAD SAFETY
Entrant FAMOUSGREY BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Idea Creation FAMOUSGREY BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Credits
Name Company Position
Peter Ampe FamousGrey Executive Creative Director
Jonathan Detavernier FamousGrey Strategy Director
Diederik Jeangout FamousGrey Creative
Marc Richard Vander Heyden FamousGrey Creative
Barbara Van Huis FamousGrey Brand Leader
Matthias Roose FamousGrey Project Leader
Kris Vanderhulst FamousGrey Brand Leader
Carola Michiels FamousGrey Business Director
Sven Vanhee FamousGrey Editor
Eduardo Maruri Grey Europe Creative Chairman
Santiago Crespo Grey VP Creative Planning

Cultural / Context information for the jury

Road Security Organisations worldwide state that 10% to 15% of all deadly road accidents are caused by drowsy driving. This makes it almost as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol. The situation of drowsy driving is also known as highway hypnosis or white line fever: it refers to a mental state in which a driver is not consciously focused on the road anymore. Highway hypnosis is a manifestation of the common process of automaticity, where the conscious and subconscious minds are able to concentrate on different things. We asked ourselves how we could get the focus back on the road. The solution is Focus Lines.

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Tell the jury about the art direction.

The art direction is dictated by the results of neurological tests. If you want to implement focus lines, you are advised to use red, orange, bright pink, green, light blue and purple. These colours should be alternated in random order, always surprising the driver. Yellow should be avoided, being the standard colour for road markings in some parts of the world, or preserved for construction works in other regions. The interval of the lines is based on the indicated speed limit on the highway. As a rule of thumb, drivers should see a coloured line every 20 to 60 seconds.