THE ABILITY TO CONSTRUCT MEANING FROM VISUAL IMAGES AND TYPE
This image can be found at: http://awards.dandad.org/2009/categories/grpd/graphic-design/15544/fountain-pen
This design won a 2009 D&AD Award in the category of Graphic Design in the field of Posters.
The description of this design on the D&AD website is very simple and goes as follows;
"This ad was designed to graphically demonstrate how anyone can help free prisoners of conscience by just picking up a pen."
The message is communicated successfully solely through image in the fact that at a close glance, the black dripping ink depicts men running away as if they are free. These men work as a visual metaphor for the prisoners of conscience who can be freed by anyone who picks up a pen.