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Human Rights Poster Project

Human Rights Poster Project

Communication, Arts & Culture, Education

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  • Critique


    Does this design reflect a(n)...

    • well developed and easily understood concept?

    I am not convinced that your solution communicates the issue at hand effectively. I question your choice of using a cartoon style in this instance because cartoons are a very sophisticated mode of communicating complicated issues and research in the developing and underdeveloped world has shown that it is not an appropriate means of communicating to audiences with varying literacy levels. In addition, cartoon styles differ from culture to culture. I also believe that the visual manifestation of stereotypes that you have chosen does not reflect the ethnicities – and ages – of the major source countries that supply the human trafficking trade. I also do not believe that you have effectively illustrated the most vulnerable age groups that are victims of human trafficking – to me, the majority of the figures in your illustration seem to be mature adults.

    • level of social engagement?

    I feel that the conceptual intent is there but that you have not yet grappled with the realities of the issue which all lie in the details and crafting. Your semiotic coding is not ‘cleaver’ enough to engage viewers on a higher level.

    • understanding of the issues reflected in the poster?

    This area is underdeveloped.

    • sense of internationalism and accessibility?

    This area is underdeveloped.

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Human Rights Poster Project at Designmatters at Art Center explores the social and humanitarian benefits of design and responsible business.

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Human Rights Poster Project

1700 Lida Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
United States

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