For someone who loves language and typography, this week’s prompt touches on a topic I’ve always found to be interesting.Understanding a language starts with the alphabet. And the interdependency of language and communication is pretty obvious – when you travel. Any form of communication, will decide, if you will have your next meal, travel to your next destination, or understand what’s happening around. Some signs are clear – even if you don’t understand the alphabets. Some not so much. Let’s take a look at some interesting shots around the globe, and interpret what’s vague and what’s not. Make a story – perhaps?

The Resistance Wall – McLeod Ganj, India.

This poster wall screams for attention. There’s so much happening. Background posters blend into oblivion with the ‘Resistance Movement’ taking centre stage. But then, I’m not sure why would anyone want to paste a salon ad in the same space.

Stop – Kamshet, India.

Sometimes, you might need three languages to communicate a single message.

Hostel Slippers – Beijing, China.

And sometimes, one would do. Even if it doesn’t mean much.

Hungry – Beijing, China.

If you’re hungry – read the board. When in doubt – look closely at the accompanying photographs.

The Pose – Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Typography can look pretty. Especially, if it’s standing.

The Revolt – Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Words mean little when emotions run high.

Heart – Seoul, South Korea.

Stringing many words together might not always make perfect sense.

Locked – Seoul, South Korea.

And words that don’t make sense, might make a lot of sense.

Street Sign – Seoul, South Korea.

Foreign Typography is really pretty.

Lost Kitty – Reykjavik, Iceland.

Someone’s lost a kitty?

Posted by:twobrownfeet

Writer-Photographer Duo. Now in Seoul.

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