Political Design

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Trumped-Up Tweets

Kenzo Mayama Kramarz's "The First One Hundred Tweets" is one of the flurry of Trump-related responses interpreting and commenting on the character's characters.

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3D Cultural Revolution Posters

Of all the propaganda memorabilia inside Communist China, the most curious were the thousands of different colorful porcelain figurines.

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Real Alternative News Was Not Fake

Paul Krassner, one of the most acidic commentators and satirists of the 1960s, published "The Realist" as an alternative to mainstream news.

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Normalized Letterheads

These innocent-looking letterheads, void of political references, were examples of Gleichschaltung in Nazi Germany.

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Vintage Neo-Nazi Symbol

In the Reich the Odal rune was the symbol for the Blood and Soil movement, the Nazi idea of making a world where German people were destined to live on German land.

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Now and Then: American Propaganda and Protest Posters

As a history nerd, I simply cannot resist going down the rabbit hole of the history behind great design. I found myself studying advertising design in HOW U’s online course, which discusses the history of advertising during the World War I era—which in turn piqued my interest. I decided to dig further into this era of advertising. One...