Political Design


Art, Guns and Power

Steven Heller talks with Henry Brimmer about his 2014 ArtPrize entry—a commentary on our post-9/11 lives and the freedoms that now hang in the balance.


ISIS Translated

While everyone is jittery about ISIS, designer Meital Gueta decided to transform its trademark ISIS (Daesh) flag into a Jewish New Year (Rosh Ha'shana) greeting card.


Branding ISIS, ISIL, IS

Here, Steven Heller takes a different approach to thinking about ISIS by looking at how they use "cunning propaganda and skillful branding."


Before The Tea Party

Patriotism and revolution went hand in hand in during the late '60s and early '70s when the "new left" was challenging the authority of government. Even before the so-called Tea Party adopted the American Revolution's finest slogan and flag (designed by Benjamin Franklin), members of the Students For A Democratic Society (SDS) appropriated the...