Friday, September 14, 2012

A Propaganda Party

Today is my son's 23rd birthday and what did he want for his present? A Chinese propaganda poster framed and matted. Of course...what else would you want?

I actually think these are amazing, graphic, and interesting so after doing some research I discovered a guy named Roland Emmerich who is the director of Independence Day, The Patriot, and 10,000 B.C. He lives in a London townhouse and his choice of art is interesting to say the least, but what I found appealing was his use of propaganda art on a large scale:

Check out the entire article about this controversial space here . These propaganda posters were the most famous kind of communist art. They were created to sway public and international opinion in favor of its policies. They are actually quite beautiful:
Source: via Iris on Pinterest
Source: via John on Pinterest
Source: via David on Pinterest
Source: via Courtney on Pinterest
This one is got to be my all time favorite! So happy birthday Christopher! I'm so proud of you and love that you asked for art for your birthday. I love you.

1 comment:

  1. Awww, Happy Birthday, Christopher! You definitely have an original child and should be proud he's not cookie-cutter. Loved learning more about this art, and I must agree that last disco poster is priceless!