In Lebanon, we hear bad news all the time – poverty, unfairness, water shortage, no electricity, bad – or no – Internet, inequality, a vacant presidency, not to mention the emerging waste crisis, the possibility of catching the plague, and to top it all off, Skybar-less summers 😛
The media coverage and current news are only producing one result: depression. With the reality of a 24/7 shower of bad information, the best thing to do in this situation is to stay positive and look at life in a different way.
Our personality and perception of life set the tone and stage for how we live, and while there are many forms of therapy that can help us survive, I find that the combination of design, humor, and a happier color palette is one of the best solutions.
Now, without taking you through the long and agonizing process of my thesis on Humor in Design, I will just be content in sharing with you a few examples on how different shapes bring different meanings, and how a small change in colors makes even the most aggressive statements a bit perkier. Visual communication’s main goal may be to connect people and transmit messages, share slogans, and sell products, but it is also to easily and certainly brighten up a bad day!
Rebecca Mourani Associate Creative Director