Symbolia at work

Advertisments featuring comics-related graphemes like onomatopaea or word balloons are quite common.  These two ads, for Orion sound and pollution proof windows, represent a rarer kind, though.  They use symbolia, to use Mort Walker’s term, to add meaning to an otherwise static representation of the facts : speed lines and fire represent noise; a puff of smoke suggest movement and dirt.  Simple, but effective.

(via Ads of the World)

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