As a follow up to my earlier post about ‘help Japan’ being a poster competition here are 10 posters out of the 28 I collected in a mere 45mins of surfing the interwebs yesterday. The issues I am having with all these Japan posters are also raised by John Pavlus here and there is also a twitter conversation happening on the same topic here.
"Let’s say I did buy one of these posters: what on earth am I supposed to do with it? Hang it in my living room like some overly aestheticized/sanitized symbol of a blindly horrific natural disaster that I had no direct experience of? Or, worse, as some sick, bragging monument to my own willingness to “help”? To be honest, the only sane thing to do with a poster like this might be to just burn the thing as soon as it arrives in the mail.”