“This poster by Pei-Ling Ou says a lot in a small yellow and black illustration. Freedom of speech is an essential human right, and yet so many people are stripped of it. It’s time for us to stand up and defend our right”.


From my personal perspective, this poster is powerful. There are just two colours in the poster–yellow and black, which is simple, but still very strong because these two colours created a contrast. In addition, the author provided a image of microphone to present the theme– speaking. However, the microphone also likes a cage, and the bird seems like human beings. From my view, the meaning of this poster is that human beings should not be limited on speaking, they should have the right to speak freely. Birds have the freedom to fly, and humans have the freedom of speech. As can be seen, the theme of the poster is significant. However, if the size of the phrase “FREEDOM OF SPEECH” would be bigger, I believed that the poster would be better.