I would love to have seen an interview with the "founder" of public relations and "spin" in the United States, Edward L. Bernays, and the Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Enlightenment, Joseph Goebbels, perhaps moderated by Rudolph "Truth is Not Truth" Guiliani. Could you just imagine? It might go something like this.
The techniques of disruption are not new to the Putin and Trump regimes. Soviet propaganda of the postwar years turned its media towards the war weary German’s to persuade the majority in the Western sector to favor the East in the hot-cold war that was simmering between Western and Soviet powers. “Their main purpose...
Of all the propaganda memorabilia inside Communist China, the most curious were the thousands of different colorful porcelain figurines.
Explore the fluctuating and curious graphical history of Daylight Savings Time, including propaganda and political cartoons.
Steven Heller examines an issue of the North Korean propaganda magazine, Korea.
During World War II, RCA Victor instituted a company-wide campaign to "Beat the Promise."
Steven Heller looks into the mysterious case of curious French candies from WWII.
This rare booklet excerpts portions of a 1942 speech by FDR's vice president, Henry A. Wallace—with illustrations by Hugo Gellert.
Thanks to collector Justin G. Schiller, many editions of The Quotations of Mao Zedong are now on display in NYC. Read his thoughts on The Little Red Book.
“War and Propaganda 14/18”, a new exhibition, provides insight into the broad spectrum of mass manipulation in everything from posters to children's toys carried out during the period in question.