Friday, October 16, 2015

Culturally Appropriate and Stereotype-Free

All too often, when designers create materials about or on behalf of minority ethnicities, they resort to visual stereotypes. I see these all the time, so when I see an example that's doesn't do it, I notice.

Such as this poster for an upcoming Arab Film Fest in the Twin Cities:

It's festive, eye-catching, and a bit mysterious -- but it doesn't call upon any stereotypes that I can see.

It does have a bit of an intelligibility problem with the design of the capital F in Film and Fest (which look more like Gs to me), but I was able to figure it out.

Good job, Mizna designer!

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