ISTD/Taboo Internet Language (2015)

The International Society of Typographic Designers brief asks to design a typographic work that explores the subject of “Taboo.”

My outcomes are a series of posters for the “Taboo Internet Language” exhibition held in the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.

As contemporary communication has switched from man-to-man to online chat and text messaging. We have created new language for our Internet world. However, the innovation of contemporary Internet language makes a “language barrier” for different generation. As a result, it causes mistake in text messaging due to the person’s lack of understandings in the Internet slang words.

The series of Posters plays with the twofold meanings of Internet slang words. It also reveals the hidden rule for Internet Language, explore the way you should/should not say when you are texting and chatting online.