David Singer

The Mark of War


A film about the
enduring legacy of war.


The Mark of War is a feature-length documentary film that delves into the experiences of seven Vietnam Veterans from childhood through boot camp, combat, the culture wars at home, and, ultimately, living with the enduring mark of war. Unencumbered by narration or other storytelling devices, the film forges an unusually personal connection between the Veterans sharing their stories and the audience that witnesses them.

To help fund the production, scoring, screening and conversion of archival footage, the crew turned to Kickstarter where they raised over $40,000 in less than a month. I worked with them to concept, design and produce these military-inspired pins and patches which were among the rewards for pledging.


Director Ricardo Ainslie is a psychologist-psychoanalyst who uses books, documentary films, and photographic exhibits to capture and depict subjects of social and cultural interest.  A native of Mexico City, he teaches at the University of Texas at Austin.