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Visual qualities/Formal elements
mono print in black on yellow paper; contrast light & dark; intense; primary colour & black.
Contrasting, strong colours.
yellow and black!
Sillouette; strong vertical images with right angle text; unbroken edge.
images of human arms same size as guns to create mirror image/reflection
Typography looks like it is cut out of paper; the images of the arms & guns look like from photos but simplified - has an overall lino-cut look
Hands & guns look realistic like shadow/photogram
strong grid structure; upper & lower images laid out to look like reflection
either side of text
symmetical; uniform visual syle; contrast soft shapes of hands with mechanical shapes of guns
Use of same visual style overall allows viewer to concentrate on 'reading' message
from top hands & arms raised - text explains - examples of guns
simple 'handmade' look, simplified sillouettes make pattern
strong suggestion of upward/downward motion
suggestion of space - crowd of children with arms raised
table with collection of guns laid out
Expressive qualities/Content & meaning
What is the subject matter?
Political/ humanist/protest/ campaign to protect children being used in armed conflict
Does it have a visual style?
handmade lettering- punk style
lino-cut/block print - textile printing
sillouettes - puppet theatre
What do you think it represents/symbolizes?
What do you think the illustrator was trying to communicate?
strong message to protect vulnerable children
What is your gut reaction to it?
simple; powerful & clever play on words
What feelings does it provoke?
shock that this situation exists; fear of the number of different kinds of guns that exist