World Report on languages design concept
The cover image represents a world of lights that show the diversity and geographic distribution of languages on the planet. The idea was to replace the traditional night vision of the terrestrial globe captured by satellite, which shows the concentration of energy consumed in cities. Our cover wants to capture the cultural diversity of living languages in a real geographic distribution very different from what we are used to seeing on maps. Each light is a language and also the hope that these cultures will not be extinguished.
Ms Irmgarda Kasinskaite-Buddeberg
Advisor for Communication and Information, Universal Access to Information Section,
Communication and Information Sector
Martin Wickenden, Documents Section Conferences Division
Graphic Design: Luis Sardá