For the first Poster Monday of August, we present the work of Arianna Correia entitled “Vulnerable in the face of misinformation” in spanish Vulnerables ante la Desinformación. Arianna is 21 years old and a graphic design and illustration student from Guayaquil, Ecuador. She always loved the social aspect of graphic design and illustration, and the application of that field in artistic themes as well. In her last year of education in the Universidad Casa Grande, and I’m hoping to start a masters in illustration shortly.
The poster, titled “Vulnerables ante la desinformación” was made as a result of an analysis surrounding the consequences of misinformation through social media in today’s era. The poster shows a naked, headless person (nor man or woman, genderless) hiding their private parts by holding a bird that resembles the Twitter logo in a very known baby blue color as the background. We as human beings often relate being naked to feeling vulnerable, and given that Twitter is often used as the main source of instant news. “This theme was brought during my poster design class at my university last year in which every student had to make some proposals, using any technique and approach available to them. Through my personal involvement using social media and practically being born into it, I have found that Twitter is often a source of not only fake news but partial ones, so I chose this social network as a starting point of reflection into the work I ultimately designed. I wanted to show how vulnerable we are in a relation of the news we consume every single day, counterfeit or not. We are easily manipulated by flashing titles and controversial topics but aren’t prepared to be aware to dissect what’s real news” says Arianna.
Poster design to me is such a visual way to communicate difficult ideas into projects that are enriched by quality eye-catching aesthetics and functionality to make things work. It’s a fast, alluring way to engage with an audience that often loses interest very quickly. My generation loves bite-sized news (fake and real), so what’s better than trying to raise awareness about this topic than through poster design?