Thursday, April 10, 2008

TUTORIAL ASSIGNMENT: Nuclear Waste Dump Sign

We decided to use the colour red predominantly as it has been scientifically noted to arouse the senses, and universally understood to convey connotations of 'blood', 'danger', and to be alert.

The skull and crossbones signify 'death'. And the wavy arrows symbolize 'radiation'. Together, they look malicious enough that a passerby should be warned and wary. The man running away from the area portrays the action the passerby should take.

p.s. We initially thought about adding an arrow to show the direction in which the man was running, but decided against it, as it could be misconstrued by some to mean 'hunting'.

- Cheryl

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