The poster for 11 September 2017 features the word freedom as a key message, as this is one of the concepts being highlighted this year, focussing on individual and collective human rights and freedom in all areas for men, peoples, women, expression and opinion, among others.
The colours of the Catalan flag, red and yellow, are used, with black added to stand out against the yellow background. This combination of colours provides a high degree of contrast, strength and power.
The Catalan word for freedom, llibertat, on the poster is used for a graphic word play:
- the initial letters ‘LL’, upside down and reversed appear as the two number ‘1s’ of the date: 11.
- The LL and the two 1s together: 11 and the colour red symbolise the 4 stripes in the Catalan flag (self-identity and freedom).