I worked on this poster along with two of my friends- Urmimala Nag and Rohit Iyer.
To communicate the idea of loss of language over generations we created this series of posters about children and their grandparents. Due to the influence of different languages being taught in schools and being seen on television, children are losing the ability to communicate with the elders of their community and vice-versa.
Our attempt was to be straightforward in expressing this rift through the use of striking photography and minimal text. We wanted to show how even if the two generations are together physically there is a widening gulf between them due to the lack of a common language. Also, language is not just something that is only said or written but it also needs to be heard or read. It goes both ways and needs to be received as much as it needs to be expressed.
By keeping the thoughts of both generations similar, we are trying to indicate the irony of the fact that even though they wish to talk about the same thing, it leads to a growing silence.