Graphic Design in Vietnam

Like most third world countries Vietnam is a real mixed bag when it comes to it’s graphic design. My favourite designs were the hand painted ones that people did on the sides of their little carts that they use to sell either food or merchandise.

I was surprised to find as many large, government backed, communist style posters as we did, they were everywhere.

My least favourite of the design that we saw were the slicker and more modern advertising creative. I’m not sure how a fish with chicken wings is going to sell more kitchens, but that’s what they were intended to be doing.

I have no idea what this drink is or how it taste, but the poster was just wrong enough that it made it into this blog. I’m not sure how many Goth Vietnamese there are, but I’m guessing that this poster was intended for the few that are?