Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Be-In and Woodstock Analysis - Akshaya Arjunan

The flyers for the Be-In and Woodstock are extremely fascinating because of the ideals and values that it advocates. First, in the Be-In poster, the bright vibrant colors immediately attract you to read the information. The entire poster calls for a peaceful celebration that is positive, open to anyone, and family-friendly. The image on the top center shows a man with his hands together in front of him suggesting peacefulness. The fact that it is free means that it is an event that invites people of all ages, genders, classes, etc. Moreover, in the items to bring section it suggests bringing families, animals, and so on thus suggesting that the event is family-friendly, non violent, and a simple peaceful gathering of individuals with similar values and interests. 

The flyer for the Woodstock also suggests a peaceful environment that takes individuals back to a nature-friendly atmosphere. All of the activities suggested on the flyer are artsy and nature oriented. Moreover, it advocates for experimentation and curiosity (as shown in the food section) thus telling people that it's ok to question and try new things. It also advocates going away from the busy city life filled with skyscrapers and cars into an environment that is focused on nature and simplicity. 

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