Wordless Messaging

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Armando Milani has curated nearly 200 posters by more than 100 designers from around the world for his new book, No Words Posters, published by RIT Press at Rochester Institute of Technology.

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The posters confront crucial issues, including the environment, equality, gun violence, etc. The common denominator, however, is they are wordless. “The posters reflect the graphic designer’s ability to evoke the emotion and understanding without using any words because the symbols speak for themselves,” Milani says.

Organized by theme and similarity of image, the posters comprise a flowing pantomime over a series of spreads. The novel-like format implies that these wordless images must be read individually and together.

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