Thursday, 13 March 2014

Visual Text


Lim Jia Yi(07)
S3-01

T1W10
4.30pm - 5pm
13/3/14

Source : http://candychang.com/main/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/censorship_posters.png




5 Elements :

Image :
On the yellow part of the image, it says 'Speak out for those who can't'' the words 'who can't' is cancelled out by another small sentence which says 'Help spread awareness of countries where freedom of expression is still a dream'  and on the right hand side of the image it shows two quotation marks and and the bottom of it, it says 'Don't take these for granted'. The point of this poster is to let the public know more about people who do not have the freedom of expression and to persuade and convince the reader into spreading awareness about this issue.

Words :
The words are 'Speak out for those who can't', 'Help spread awareness of countries where freedom of expression is still a dream' and 'Don't take these for granted'.
The words "speak out for those who can't' tells people to help spread awareness. The quotation marks and 'Don't take these for granted' lets the reader know that they are fortunate to have the freedom of expression and one should not take for granted the freedom of expression.
Lastly, "Help spread awareness of countries where freedom of expression is still a dream' is to let the reader know the main purpose of the poster.

Typographical features :
The words in the yellow part of the poster are in capital to emphasize the point of the poster.

Layout :
As people normally read and look at things from left to right, the yellow part of the poster is to let people know what they should do and after reading that, the reader would move on to the blue part of the poster which tells them what the poster is about.

Colours :
On the left side of the poster, it is yellow in colour. The colour yellow is bright and eye-catching and this would attract people's attention. The right side of the poster is coloured blue which is more calm but yet blue can also represent sadness. Blue represents the unsmilingness of the issue.














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