LANGUAGES MATTER! A UNESCO poster competition

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by Vicente Tigre
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The idea in this poster celebrating the importance of language; was to explore and highlight the relation in between languages. /From the meaning of the adjective multilingual; in or using several languages.
Based on that I created the central element, that contain both slogans “ languages matter” and “les langues ça compte” that intersects each other. Plus the word “Language” is written in 19 languages intersecting in the same crossword and using the same letters.
The main idea is to have a source of letters that contains several different groups in itself, and occupying in the same space.

(From top, left to right:)
ULIMI – Zulu language
KALBA- Lithuanian
“PEnb”- Russian
LUGHA- Swahili
SPRAK-Swedish
VALODA- Latvian
LANGUAGES- English
“GOnnuA”- Indonesian
“oW”- Arabian
TAAL- Dutch
SPRACHE- German
JE3NK- Serbian
E3NK- Bulgarian

(from top to bottom:)
BAHASA- Indonesian
“nGU”- Hebrew
LINGUA- Latin
LANGUE- French
LENGUA- Spanish
WIKA- Filipino

The Title was designed in to colors to Be clear in both languages, but maintaining the same hierarchy; importance
And the date follows the idea of combining the languages by sharing elements that are common for both, the numbers.