7th blog post : Expressive Type


Above is a picture of a boy crying that is strongly reinforced by text that forms a hand that appears to be choking the small boy. The artist takes what would still be a very strong picture on its own in a small boy crying, but then adds an adult’s hand made up of hateful words choking the boy. Not only is the image of an adult choking a kid strong, when you add all the hateful speech that’s accompanied in the fist, the image gets even stronger. The image of an adult possibly choking a small child and calling him a “moron,” “jerk,” and/or “pig,” while doing it is just disgusting.  I think this artist used typography along with this photo perfectly. It intensifies the message extremely.


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