“No Woman, No Cry” is a song by Bob Marley and the Wailers, and is one of the most famous reggae songs ever written. The meaning is “Women! Do not cry !”. Talks about growing up in the slum or ghetto and watching the struggles that a woman goes through and assuring her that everything is going to be alright. At its simplest level, the song is sung by a man trying to calm his wife, the song gives hope and assurance to women amidst the harsh realities of life.
In this poster, “No Woman, No Cry” has been repeated line by line and has been tried to represent different textures to show the movement and mood of different people.
Putting the letter “O” three times together in red, yellow and green is a symbol of traffic lights or rules. Repeating it in two places on the poster emphasizes it.
Here it tells women that you can have three choices .Red: You can stay in the dark. Yellow: Help yourself. Green: Overcoming Problems. The choice is yours. Stay or pass.
And by repeating the words in the poster, he says calm down, don’t cry, and this repetition is for everyone to have hope for the future. The poster has an appealing bitter-sweet feeling. The repetition of words illustrates the bitter conditions of society. On the other hand, enjoyable forms convey good sense and hope. Hope is felt in happy forms. Hope is different in different people. And in the end, this clarity and ambiguity of the words express the intensity of hope.