Guerrilla Posters

I am hooked on guerrilla posters (ready-made graffiti that you stick to a wall). They exemplify a phenomenon where the image and the words convey the opposite meanings for heightened effect. As a rhetorical device, this is called enantiosis . Can you find any other examples? Here are a few from Norwich:


 Upper/Lower Goat lanes, Norwich

Picture of Alan Pulverness
Alan Interestingly, the effect of the 'Enjoy' posters depends on recognition of the Coca Cola lettering, producing an advertisement that instead of the instruction to enjoy a Coke asks us to think about social and political issues which no one should enjoy! But without the distinctive lettering, the irony wouldn't work nearly as well. 31 August 2014

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