LANGUAGES MATTER! A UNESCO poster competition

Competition Details

Speak | S'exprimer

by adaem
Co-authors: Nell Westerlund

In the increasingly collaged mesh of global cultures, languages matter. The sounds, dialects and regional histories of written and vocal communication represent the evolving overlap of language diversity. As a graphic expression of this interweaving, this poster dynamically composes the glyphs and letter-forms of numerous written languages in bold messages of the power of communication. Speak, Speak out.. in various translations, to be proud of our collective voices. The warm color palette is inspired by our collective earthen skin tones and the additive screen-print layers suggest the making and craft of handwriting and traditional printmaking.