LANGUAGES MATTER! A UNESCO poster competition

Competition Details

A Textbook Response

by aliya pabani

This design was inspired by the staggering statistic about the potential disappearance of languages quoted in Mr. Matsuura's speech. I decided on a a simple graphic representation of this problem that maintains the possibility for changes to be made in order to manipulate the proportions. One of the improvements mentioned was the need to ameliorate mother-language education and ensure there are adequate printed materials accompanying it. To this end, I tried to give my design the look of educational materials not only in order to bring forth this point, but also to provide a "simple lesson" to the viewer on the language issue.