Photo, Print, Drawing Force Field Baby
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- Force Field Baby
- "The first safety meme created by CPSC, Force Field Baby was featured throughout Baby Safety Month 2016. Cords are a common strangulation hazard for children in the home and are often overlooked by parents when creating a safe sleep environment for their baby. All baby monitor, window blind, and other cords should be at least three feet away from babies at all times. CPSC Social Media Specialist Joseph Galbo created Force Field Baby in an attempt to visualize what every parent wishes they could do - put their baby in a force field to keep them safe. Galbo also anticipated that the public would find having one's own force field to be a relateable science fiction fantasy. CPSC Director of Communications, Scott Wolfson, agreed to publish the Force Field Baby safety meme and Astronaut Baby safety meme as an experiment in using meme-like design aesthetics to create content that mimicked the graphic design style Americans had come to expect from other brands, but had rarely seen from government agencies on social media. The strength of the analytic performance of Force Field Baby and Astronaut Baby led the CPSC Office of Communications to continue experimenting with memes for other safety education campaigns. Notably, these memes feature design elements that would change in later iterations. The cartoon version of the CPSC logo would later change to CPSC official logo. The white border/text space that is now ubiquitous on CPSC's memes would be added later, as well as, a more uniform font choice." Description from creator, Joseph Galbo.
- Galbo, Joseph
- U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Created / Published
- Bethesda, M.D. : U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 2016-09-02.
- - U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
- - Accidents--Prevention
- - Infants--Sleep
- - Approved by Director of Communications, Scott Wolfson and Deputy Director of Communications, Patty Davis; CPSC Chairman Elliot F. Kaye
- - Transcription of text from image: "Imagine a 3ft force field around your baby, that's how far away cords should be at all times #babysafetymonth".
- 1 meme : digital, PNG file, color
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Galbo, Joseph, and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Force Field Baby. , 2016. Bethesda, M.D.: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, -09-02. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2019666551/.
APA citation style:
Galbo, J. & U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. (2016) Force Field Baby. , 2016. Bethesda, M.D.: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, -09-02. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2019666551/.
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Galbo, Joseph, and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Force Field Baby. Bethesda, M.D.: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, -09-02. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2019666551/>.