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“White Pollution” poster

Contributed by wang xiaoshuai on Jul 21st, 2020. Artwork published in
circa July 2020
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    “White Pollution” poster 1
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    Since the birth of plastics in 1950, we have produced 8.3 billion tons of plastics. The total amount of plastic produced in a year is roughly the same as the weight of all humans. 91% of plastic waste is not recycled. In addition, since most plastics do not biodegrade naturally in any sense, all plastic waste may exist for hundreds or even thousands of years. If we don’t restrict the production and consumption of plastic, by 2050, plastic waste will be heavier than all fish combined.

    As you can see, many languages are used in the poster. Only the national policy makers and the garbage polluters (the designer of this page) can understand the whole rule, while the people (the audience who look at the poster) can only receive the information they can understand.

    The space of the poster is divided into square grids of equal size, which means that the earth can accept the limit of environmental pollution. When people fill up these living spaces, it will be the end of terror.

    In terms of material output, the paper is relatively rough, and ink-jet printing is used for printing. When watching the poster, the color is dim. When you take a picture with your mobile phone or camera, it will be much brighter than what you actually see. It’s like showing people things that are always beautiful, and out of the camera are those miserable situations.

    The poster shows the words “White Pollution” in multiple languages, set in various typefaces. Chinese is set with UD Reimin and the rounded FangZheng LanTing Yuan (方正兰亭圆粗. English is set with Theinhardt, Japanese uses HG羽衣B / HGHagoromoB, Korean uses Adobe Myungjo. Russian is set with Molot, German uses Leipzig Fraktur and Portuguese uses DIN Next Slab.

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