Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Copycat Images

One more thing about Vietnam.

It's following a similar route to China, where its economy seems capitalist with the wide range of consumer choice depending on your spending power, but it's also still quite Communist.

There are reminders on the streets where many stores and buildings hang red flags with the yellow star, or ones with a hammer and sickle. There were also many posters on the streets reminding people of how far society had progressed after Ho Chi Minh came to power.

And the images used on these posters were eerily similar to the Cultural Revolution ones in China from the 1950s and 1960s.

But now Vietnam's big neighbour uses cartoons to depict major social messages, as its citizens seem to have regressed into children...

1 comment:

  1. a picture says a thousand words. one of the best ways to express an idea is through pictures. it is a universal language . it is the rudimentary root of languages of the world. best examples can be seen at international airports, highway signs. for an under-developed country this is an effective way to communicate, not really childish.