a funeral

Pictures, propaganda — Tags: — Evan @ December 28, 2011

Mount Kumgang resort

Pictures, photography, propaganda — Evan @ September 16, 2011


full slideshow from Boston.com

CHINA

Art, Politics, propaganda — Tags: , — Evan @ April 13, 2011

DETAINED AND MISSING

Pyramid of Capitalism

Design, Politics, propaganda — Evan @ March 18, 2011

General Strike in Athens, December 15th, 2010.

Politics, propaganda — Tags: — Evan @ December 15, 2010

THEY HOLD THE SCISSORS, WE HOLD THE ROCK.

Blu censored at MOCA by Deitch

Art, Graffiti, Politics, propaganda — Tags: , , — Evan @

Yesterday’s news. . . sorry I’m late. Also, sorry I got the headline wrong this morning – I had incorrectly cited LACMA when in fact the incident took place at LA MOCA.  Thanks to Erin at LACMA for pointing that out….
from the guardian

The artist’s massive mural, which was painted over last Thursday, depicted several military coffins lined up in rows, dollar bills wrapped around their structures like flags. Deitch explained that the anti-war and anti-capitalist sentiment of the image became controversial when its location – housed directly in front of the Go For Broke monument commemorating Japanese American soldiers, and in close proximity of the Veterans Affairs building – was considered. Deitch told the LA Times:

“This is 100% about my effort to be a good, responsible, respectful neighbour in this historic community. Out of respect for someone who is suffering from lung cancer, you don’t sit in front of them and start chain smoking.”

photos from os gemeos

triumphs

Art, Words, propaganda — Evan @ October 13, 2010

“The [Holy Roman] Empire comprised a collection of diverse territories of varying size, importance and religious adherence, each ruled over by its own territorial overlord, who in turn owed allegiance to an elected Emperor.

In its basic form, the entry* was ceremonial in character, an event in which the ruler with his retinue entered officially into one of the cities of his realm and was received by the dignitaries of that city with a standard set of ceremonies of obeisance or of feudal contract.

The imperial entry had its origins in Roman, Byzantine and medieval ceremonial. Ancient ceremonial combined with classicising impermanent architecture, above all the triumphal arch, were its characteristics.

The Emperor Maximilian I (1459-1519, elected Emperor in 1508) commissioned two works of art which exerted a considerable influence on court festivals generally in the Empire: the set of 192 woodcuts commissioned from Dürer in 1515 which together make up the Triumphal Arch and the series of 136 woodcuts by Burgkmair, Altdorfer, Dürer and others which constitute the Triumphal Procession of 1517.”

[Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly, 1999 via BL]

Found on Bibliodyssey

Strength in Numbers and Repetition

Advertisements, Design, propaganda — Tags: , , — Lauren @ September 21, 2010

This is a postcard was sent on June 13, 1918.  Send from a soldier attending boot camp, who was throughly enjoying himself.

“This is a great life.  So far it has done me a great deal of good.”-James H. Balm

The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug.”- Chris Hedges

Soviet Art Photos of the 60’s and 70’s

Art, propaganda — Evan @

Taken from one of my favorites…

rise up workers!

Design, Pictures, propaganda — Tags: , — Evan @ July 16, 2010

I found these via Pinktentacle. See their website for translations of the posters. They are truly great.

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