The ever fascinating New Scientist ‘Short sharp science’ blog has posted on these French public Health posters warning about the dangers of AIDS. As they rightly point out, some governments including our own have a track record in the effective use of graphic imagery to make a powerful point (think of the US ‘Faces of Meth’ and famous 80’s UK AIDS campaigns). These however, seem to me to be just plain creepy.
I was somewhat cheered up though by one comment left on the post:
"They may be disturbing but the message comes across loud and clear. I will never have sex with a scorpion again."