Sunday, May 17, 2009

Daily Book Graphics #85 / Water Safety

This 1974 book is in the same Red Cross series as the First Aid book that I featured in DBG #47. I think the illustrations are a brilliantly effective use of two-color printing. There is something disturbing in the matter-of-fact depiction of terrifying situations. More disturbing is that when taken out of context, these images can start to feel like depictions of strange acts of sexual violence.


mark said...

These images might be great 'borrowed' for a poster design.

Julian Montague said...

Yeah they are pretty ripe for appropriation.