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Warning!: Failure to Buy This Book Could Result in Death or Injury
     

Warning!: Failure to Buy This Book Could Result in Death or Injury

by Nicole Recchia
 
Warning labels have become ubiquitous, from take-out coffee cups to heavy machinery. People are constantly cautioned against potential injury or death by wordless pictures. Unnoticed, often unheeded, warning labels contain a special graphic language. Designed to ensure clarity of a message, the visual simplicity of warning labels provides for clear meaning, though

Overview

Warning labels have become ubiquitous, from take-out coffee cups to heavy machinery. People are constantly cautioned against potential injury or death by wordless pictures. Unnoticed, often unheeded, warning labels contain a special graphic language. Designed to ensure clarity of a message, the visual simplicity of warning labels provides for clear meaning, though frequently awkward and often comical.

Humans are reduced to stick figures, their actions portrayed through ellipses and arrows, as they navigate this danger-filled world. As they fall from ladders, get scorched by fire, tumble out of cranes and get fatally wrapped in crankshafts, the stick figures throw their hands in the air: a dramatically silent "Oh no!"

Warning is a collection of some 160 macabre warning labels from around the world, depicting the worst hazards imaginable. Be entertained, be amused, but most of all, be forewarned!

Illustrated throughout in black and white and color.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780972563697
Publisher:
Batty, Mark Publisher
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.47(w) x 7.72(h) x 0.76(d)

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