Friday, October 12, 2007

Floor Cloth

Photo is courtesy of Hayim Shtayer.
Tal Laor, second year student in Wizo Design Academy in Haifa, under the instruction of Hayim Shtayer, designed this Super-provocative poster for Israel’s 58th Independence Day.
It shows the Israeli Flag [including the Star of David] as a Floor Cloth. It reminds me of the works of painters Komar and Melamid showing swastika inside the Star of David. Critics said if they were not Jews they would have been accused as anti-Semites.
What softens the hard impression is the fact that the flag looks new and proud and not old and used.
Copyright: Tal Laor 2007

1 comment:

Lucian said...

I agree with Your comments, and I also understand their intention regarding what they wanted to express, BUT, ... that again ... Americans wear their flag on their underwear !!! :-) :p

I guess this has also a lot to do with one's cultural standards or social norms, etc.