LANGUAGES MATTER! A UNESCO poster competition

Competition Details

Learn it, even if it bothers you!

by Shahab

1- "You need a hero!" The yellow form in center is FERDOWSI name in Persian calligraphy. “We had a big one & he saved our mother language from Arabian effect. His name is FERDOWSI; he tried 30 years to verse SHAH-NAMEH. The great book that has not even one Arabic word! He saved us & we love him! If you can be a hero just start! & if you can’t, you better find a hero! We Iranian people are very happy that have ourselves mother language, this causes to feeling us... WE ARE!
2- "Learn it, even if it bothers you!" maybe they used you for giving a bad message, but even in this condition you must learn your mother language. A slogan of course with some irony and exaggeration!
3- "You can be instead of him, if you could speak your other language!" everyone that know his mother language, takes benefits!
4- "Spy better with your mother language!" one of the most applicable usage of mother language, of course with some irony and exaggeration!
5- "Connecting Matter" slogan and its shadow is "Connecting Mother" Matter is actually language matter and mother is below mother! Connecting this mother, I mean these mother languages! in bottom you can see "There are about 7000 languages in the world that they are disappearing..."
I should explain that mother body in center and in red color contains texts with several languages in the world, such as: Chinese, Japanese, Persian, Bulgarian, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Russian &...
Text is the parts of this information: "Number of living languages: 6912 Number of those languages that are nearly extinct: 516 Language with the greatest number of native speakers: Mandarin Chinese [See Top 30 languages] Language spoken by the greatest number of non-native speakers: English (250 million to 350 million non-native speakers) Country with the most languages spoken: Papua New Guinea has 820 living languages. [See Top 20 countries] How long have languages existed: Since about 100,000 BC..." in typographic method.
6- Last image is a detail of 5th poster for better imagination of viewers.