This Poster Monday spot of the day goes to Raqee S. Najmuldeen, born in Baghdad/ Iraq. He is graduated from University of Baghdad with MA in graphic design and then completed PhD at University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) in 2012. Currently I work as an assistant professor at the College of Fine Arts, University of Baghdad, and teach undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Raqee have four papers in English published on design and three books on art and design, one in English (Surreal Photography and Effective Advertising, on Amazon) and the two other in Arabic language. His design has been featured more than once in Photoshop Creative, Practical Photoshop, Hall of Fame and Photographize magazines.
The poster featured above entitled “Isolation” talk us about how the world has faced a big, unexpected problem, which is Coronavirus. As a result, people’s fears increased. The media contributed greatly to terrorizing this issue. The issue was mixed with politics, and the countries started accusing each other about the origin of this virus. And we became confused and as a result, our home became a shelter, which we have no solution without. Therefore, this poster came as a critic to raise awareness of the dangers of this topic, the dangers of exaggerated fear of the virus. Used the visual metaphor, and took advantage of the myth that if an ostrich was afraid, it would bury its head in sand. The ostrich here symbolizes the fearful world that does not know what is going on around, is it a conspiracy or not. Instead of sand, a floor appears here from different icons, including mobile phones and net, to indicate social communication…, while the background appears in the Coronavirus pattern. “Burying our heads with sand does not solve the problem. We have to face it and think of effective solutions” tell us Raqee.
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