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.

2 comments:

mark said...

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

Julian Montague said...

Yeah they are pretty ripe for appropriation.