LANGUAGES MATTER! A UNESCO poster competition

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The variety of people, the variety of languages

by yumisensu
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image #1 description:
I simply describe the most common situation that languages are used, which is between people. The languages coming out from the person's mouth expresses the diversity of our language. The variety of colors also stands for the diversity of languages on the earth. Finally, I include sign language – a language often overlooked – illustrated by the hand gestures for the double zeros in “2009”.

image #2 description:
The variety of languages that exist on our planet is illustrated in the cloud pattern. Upon second glance, a human face is depicted within this language-cloud-pattern. This not only expresses the fact that there are so many different languages that cover the earth, but hints that our mother language is, like clouds, an integral part of our mother earth. Finally, I include sign language – a language often overlooked – illustrated by the hand gestures for the double zeros in “2009”.

image #3 description:
Just like human races, there are so many different languages that exist around us. I express the importance of the role of mother languages in maintaining the balance in human diversity. The rainbow colors of people and also the multi-colored letters that in the word “Mother Language” in the slogan express this diversity as well.