Read the following words and monitor your reaction:
We Can Do It!
Let’s Bold It –
We Can Do It!
Let’s Explain It – With MANY More Words:
Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon of the United States, representing the American women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II, many of whom produced munitions and war supplies. These women sometimes took entirely new jobs replacing the male workers who were in the military. Rosie the Riveter is commonly used as a symbol of feminism and women’s economic power. Use of similar images of women war workers appeared in other countries such as Britain and Australia. Images of women workers were widespread in the media as government posters and commercial advertising was heavily used by the government to encourage women to volunteer for wartime service in factories.…
According to the Encyclopedia of American Economic History, “Rosie the Riveter” inspired a social movement that increased the number of working American women from 12 million to 20 million by 1944, a 57% increase from 1940. By 1944 only 1.7 million unmarried men between the ages of 20 and 34 worked in the defense industry, while 4.1 million unmarried women between those ages did so.…
In 1942, Pittsburgh artist J. Howard Miller was hired by the Westinghouse Company’s War Production Coordinating Committee to create a series of posters for the war effort. One of these posters became the famous “We Can Do It!” image—an image that in later years would also be called “Rosie the Riveter,” though it was never given this title during the war. Miller is thought to have based his “We Can Do It!” poster on a United Press International wire service photograph….Wikipedia
An entire Wikipedia of Words will not increase my interest in this account. More words are not needed–we need something to increase our interest in the words.
How about this?
Even this is better!
With the added stroke, I have not only added more interest, but I am talking about patriotism now!
How about this for red, white, and blue patriotism?
Now, I am beginning to get the picture–and I am getting it without any words at all–Patriotic Women Are Strong!
How about this:
Wow! But Wait! Why the Yellow?
That color of orangey yellow is the complement of Vincent Van Gogh Blue.
Any time that you can place 2 complements NEXT to each other, your message will be a Smash Dunk!
Notice how much more powerful the poster with only words [and yellow] is as opposed to that without yellow.
In the final poster [with Rosie herself added], you don’t even need the words to know that Women Are Strong Enough to Handle Things. They Can Do It!
More about the power of images Here