2010 May 10, 8:59
Iggy Pop interviews Shepard Fairey, including his Obama HOPE poster and AP lawsuit:
"... but the American public is generally pretty superficial, so an image like that just allows them to project whatever limited idea they have onto it. Obviously, not everyone is like that—I
actually think there were a lot of people who were bummed by the image because they felt it was shallow propaganda."
"If I spend time conceiving and making a piece of art and somebody else sees that it has market value and replicates it in order to steal part of my market, then that’s not cool. But the way I make
art—the way a lot of people make art—is as an extension of language and communication, where references are incredibly important. It’s about making a work that is inspired by something preexisting
but changes it to have a new value and meaning that doesn’t in any way take away from the original—and, in fact, might provide the original with a second life or a new audience."
2010 Jan 26, 1:42
2009 Jul 7, 6:16
I'm a sucker for the WWII propaganda posters.
2009 Jun 27, 12:29
HP Lovecraft as religious propaganda comic.
2009 Jun 12, 12:17
Propaganda poster styled RTFM.
2009 Jun 2, 5:11
"THE PERSUADERS: What's going on in the world of today's marketers and advertisers? What are the new and surprising methods they're using to decipher who we are and what we want? And where is this
2008 Oct 14, 10:39
Total crisis panic button plate replaces normal cross walk instructions.
2008 Sep 29, 2:33
A short post on the topic of those irritating high fructose corn syrup commericals: 'Really, there's no way that you could make something called "high fructose corn syrup" sound good for you. Which
is why, instead of irritating the public with defensive commercials featuring gross, brightly colored "juice," the Corn Refiners Association should just call "high fructose corn syrup" something more
appealing: like "Deliciosity," or "Yummy Tummy Syrup," or "So You Think You Can Sweeten?" or "Fun Sugar"'
2008 Aug 29, 10:44
Cool 30's Soviet Union tourist brochure logos and designs. "Intourist was renowned as the official state travel agency of the Soviet Union. It was founded in 1929 by Joseph Stalin and was responsible
for managing the great majority of foreigners' access to, and travel within, the Soviet Union. It grew into one of the largest tourism organizations in the world, with a network embracing banks,
hotels, and money exchanges. Some of the best Intourist labels and brochures produced during the 1930's were designed by A. Selensky. Some of the labels in this set are signed by him, including a
rare constructivist style travel brochure I have included as well."
2008 Jul 24, 12:59
I love this poster but I can't believe it was really displayed by the London Metro. Amazing. Reads: "Secure Beneath the Watchful Eyes, CCTV & Metropolitan Police on buses are just two ways we're
making your journey more secure."
2008 May 28, 3:27
A WWI poster with a fallen plane and the text "consider the possible consequences if you are careless in your work". I feel like this should go up in Eric's office.
2007 Dec 18, 11:18
A poster with a checklist on spotting Cylons done in a 50's propaganda style.
2007 Aug 6, 4:07
I've moved from my previous apartment in Redmond into Sarah's condo in Kirkland. Over the past week I'd been coming home from work and packing and sorting all of my belongings. Everything had a few
- Sarah's condo
- My office
I donated two carts of computer related junk (two CRTs, two desktops, six laptops, untold number of cables, piles of network and sound cards, etc) to RE-PC
six garbage bags of clothing that I either never wear or into which I have worn holes into friendly looking clothing donation bins. Of course I still need to find some place to get rid of my 15 inch
CRT TV, VCR, DVD player, and X-Box. I finally emptied my bags of coins that had been collecting for about seven years (one of the bags was from my college orientation) through Coinstar and got ~$160.
Some items seemed to fit very well at work like my satirical RIAA propaganda poster
and my Darth Vader Nutcracker
. This past weekend I had movers come and actually move my furniture. Most of its now in storage except for
my living room which is moved into Sarah's second bedroom. Now all I have to do is unpack...
2007 Mar 21, 5:18
Get a Chinese propaganda poster personalized with your face in place of the face of someone on the poster.
2007 Feb 2, 2:41
This tool searches text for biblical quotes or text suspected to be inspired by biblical quotes. That's sensor not censor.
2006 Nov 27, 12:46
Exec Summary: ... Since some high-ranking government officials and pundits are now referring to the war on terror as the “Long War” or “World War III,” because its duration is not clear, now is an
appropriate time to take a few steps back and
2006 Sep 25, 10:15 2006 Sep 25, 9:57 2005 Dec 12, 3:44