'vanish' by chanmin jeong iida awards 2010
'vanish' by chanmin jeong   iida awards 2010 'vanish' by chanmin jeong   iida awards 2010
oct 13, 2010

'vanish' by chanmin jeong iida awards 2010

‘vanish’ by chanmin jeong

‘vanish’ by chanmin jeong from korea is one of the shortlisted entries from more than 4000 participants in the ‘iida awards 2010‘ competition, organized by designboom in collaboration with incheon metropolitan city.

the series of posters alter the design of national flags to raise awareness about the detrimental effects we as humans cause on the environment.

designer’s own words: ‘this is a public poster that simply expresses the environmental change each country is going through using national flags with strong symbolism. each country is paying a high price for environmental pollution. the period in which you could see a clear night sky is gradually disappearing due to air pollution in china; several japanese cities are being submerged in water from the rise of sea levels due to global warming; and the ice cap of the alps, which is the symbol of switzerland, might melt away right before our eyes. we are destroying the irreversible earth. it is regretful because it seems that we are living without thinking about the future. the protection of the environment is now a must and not an option.’

‘vanish’ japan (front)

‘vanish’ switzerland (front)

back of poster

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  • meeting glaciers?? im sure glaciers don’t meet, they melt.

    Nik says:
  • china,japan swiss, korea??

    north-K says:
  • seriously, i typo?

    um says:
  • Make your city be cool? A ton of grammatical errors!
    A widow in the last poster? A hyphen in place of em-dash? They teach us NOT to do that in typography 1!

    Soniya R says:
  • I live in korea and English grammar is not their speciality. Since they speak Korean fluently and not English, I think you should be easy on them, and look at the whole idea.

    us gyopo says:
  • i think that the posters are really nicely done. and i like the concept.
    p.s. good i love those typography puritans! they always make me laugh

    mrnj says:
  • They seem to keep messaging that this warming thing is real. To comply is slavery.

    tmac223 says:
  • @usgyopo:
    in that case hire a proof reader or make posters in a native language. i just meant that with all the time and effort spent on designing and printing, its a 5 minute job to ask someone to take a look at the language!

    Soniya R says:
  • Great idea! Great concept! Bravo! (anyway a quick spell check before printing wont do any harm)

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