LANGUAGES MATTER! A UNESCO poster competition

Competition Details

Speech bubbles

by Frank Li

My idea was to explore a commonly recognized visual language that can reflect on various forms of communication but also not too literal at the same time.

I felt that empty speech bubbles could be a great symbol to represent any forms of communication. The simple shape itself gives viewers enough space to be a part of the visualization as well as raising awareness of what kind of language is actually inside these bubbles.

To tie it all up, a group of speech bubbles becomes a metaphor of a group of balloons, picking up the little girl off her feet as she’s about to enter a world of various communication.