A conceptual type poster that takes the chosen quote by Buckminster Fuller and communicates it through the use of the world's top three spoken languages: English, Chinese (Mandarin), and Hindi (at the time). The languages are layered on top of each other using the CMYK palette and consequently create an effect of simultaneously displaying their distinctions while struggling to shout to the exact same message.
"The division of world political power into 150 sovereign nations is a consequence of thousands of years of successive and individually independent contriving of history’s most powerful leaders. The number-one strategy of the successful leaders of history’s successively established supreme socioeconomic control systems has always been to induce the spontaneous self-divisioning of those designed to be conquered and to keep them spontaneously self-dividing and their divisions lethally interarrayed against one another in order to keep them conquered. The longer the self-divisionings can be self-perpetuating, the more spontaneously are the divisions accepted institutionally by the successive generations as being “natural” divisions, seemingly as inherently and individually existent as are different hills, valleys, rivers, and biological species. The prime vulnerabilities of humanity, which make it subject to spontaneous self-dividing, are those of different speech patterns, skin color, religions, social customs, class or caste systems, political preferences, and all varieties of individually unique “troubles,” suffering, and discontent.
The historical consequence of this aeons-ago-commenced employment of this grand strategy of “divide to conquer and keep divided to keep conquered” accounts for the “natural” acceptance today by world peoples of the seemingly “God-given” existence of 150 sovereign nations of the world and their respective geographical division of all the world’s dry land (as well as for all the specialized categories of human activities). This prime strategy of supreme-power wielders accounts for all the many local apolitical divisions within the sovereign nations as well as for all the religions and for the officially encouraged maintenance of the many languages and proud maintenance of local dialects. Above all that number-one strategy accounts for the emotionally enflamed maintenance of the concepts of different races and classes of human beings and their division into highly specialized categories as “culturally” maintained by the various systems and power structures over all the highly educated individuals and those intellectuals who, if not focused professionally on highly specialized subjects, might other wise - as comprehensivists - seem potentially dangerous to the rulers." - Buckminster Fuller
Paper 46lb Matte
Disclaimer While the Hindi translation was done as accurately as possible, the Mandarin translation was unfortunately only through Google Translate as an individual with the necessary skills and time could not be accessed.
2012 - OCAD University Fourth Year Typography 5 Project