“Saying “No“ is not a privilege for a few but a choice for everyone.“ Miklós Kiss
Many women are discriminated and abused because of their gender. The violent acts committed against them can be verbal, emotional, physical, sexual or economic and they are much more common than expected - and it happens more often than we know about it. Most of these cases are never reported to the authorities, and the media is not informed – they remain unnoticed. Many women feel like they do not have other option, but to silently endure.
The silent consent is like an exclamation mark. A mark for all those women, who have been deprived of their rights of making their own choices. Who have been living their lives under obligation and suppression, because nobody has ever showed them how to say “No“. This silent consent becomes a painful everyday routine. It is hiding on their lips, dishonest and invisible.
This artwork is commemorating these women, with the tools of design and art. It wants to raise awareness that all women have the freedom of choice - despite of their traditions, religions and moral dogmas. It sends a clear message to the world, that saying “No“ is not a privilege for a few but a choice for everyone. The closed mouth reminds us that this is not a real yes. This is a yes that has been painted for centuries, and bad traditions. Just because women dress sexy or wear makeup doesn’t mean yes for sex or physical contact.
On these images you can see that each character has the colours of national flags. They are designed using a font created by a designer, font studio or firm from that specific country.
USA / UK
Font: Lubalin Graph
Font designer: Herb Lubalin
Font designer: Jamal Bustan, Mamoun Sakkal
Font designer: Bruno Mello
Font: FZ Cu Hei B03
Font designer: Founder Type (Beijing, China)
Font designer: Firmin Didot
Font designer: Paul Renner
Font: Tótfalusi Antikva (Janson)
Font designer: Miklós Tótfalusi Kis
Font: Aderet MF
Font designer: Gad Elmalich
Font: Ryo Gothic
Font designer: Ryoko Nishizuka
Font: San Benito
Font designer: Vicente Lamónaca
Font designers: Vladimir Yefimov, Alexander Tarbeev, Isabella Chaeva