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    Thread: Awesome Propaganda Posters

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      02-17-2012 12:03 PM #1
      I happened upon an article that showed Soviet propaganda during the space race. As dubious as the purpose of propaganda is, they usually know how to make some nice posters. Post up some of your favorite state sponsored art.




















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      02-20-2012 05:46 PM #2
      I wish I knew what these said without the message getting "lost in translation" but this is one of my oldest faves.

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      02-20-2012 10:03 PM #4
      I want a t-shirt with one of those.
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      02-20-2012 10:22 PM #5
      Yeah some of those would make legit shirts! haha. Cafepress that sh!t.

      I love the style of these posters and the messages make for some fun too.


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      02-24-2012 03:31 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by zideman View Post
      I wish I knew what these said without the message getting "lost in translation"
      1-spaceman) [we will] Conquer Space!
      2-spaceman with hammer and cicle) in the lines: vostok 1,2,3,4 (rockets)
      on the circle: for the soviet people, the pioneers of space
      3-moon stars, rockets) Happy New Year. To peace! To new successes (it's like a toast)
      4-welder and rocket) I'm happy. This is my work. It combines with the work of my republic (i'm sure there's a better way to phrase that)
      5-train and rockets) 20th century. Rockets fly to the stars. Trains are going to the land of valor. (podvig=act of valor, I don't know a better english word... this is refering to the widespread railroadization and industry)
      6-worker and rockets) rocket in the top right: earth-venus 1961
      slogan: in the name of peace and progress
      7-rocket and boat) Let there be peace (ironic?)
      8-figurehead) our triumph in space. Glory to the soviet country
      9-rockets) socialism is our launchpad
      10-guy with flag and stars) through worlds and centuries
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      02-24-2012 03:34 PM #7
      fun article: Have YOU made a finger-pointing poster?

      http://www.artlebedev.com/mandership/154/
      In 1914 London Opinion published an issue with lord Kitchener on the cover—the British Minister of War stared piercingly pointing his finger at the viewer.
      ...
      explains all about the history of the fingerpointing poster. lots more in link




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      02-27-2012 04:04 PM #8
      id get some of those shirts lol also wheat paste some of them

      awesome stuff though
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      02-28-2012 01:24 PM #9
      Awesome, thanks man! I'm surprised at what a lot of those say. The message is really quite humble and subdued. I guess the connotation that is associated with the Russian language makes you think they're going to be saying something a little more dictatorial. They're very much inline with the communal and society.

      Quote Originally Posted by mad8vskillz View Post
      1-spaceman) [we will] Conquer Space!
      2-spaceman with hammer and cicle) in the lines: vostok 1,2,3,4 (rockets)
      on the circle: for the soviet people, the pioneers of space
      3-moon stars, rockets) Happy New Year. To peace! To new successes (it's like a toast)
      4-welder and rocket) I'm happy. This is my work. It combines with the work of my republic (i'm sure there's a better way to phrase that)
      5-train and rockets) 20th century. Rockets fly to the stars. Trains are going to the land of valor. (podvig=act of valor, I don't know a better english word... this is refering to the widespread railroadization and industry)
      6-worker and rockets) rocket in the top right: earth-venus 1961
      slogan: in the name of peace and progress
      7-rocket and boat) Let there be peace (ironic?)
      8-figurehead) our triumph in space. Glory to the soviet country
      9-rockets) socialism is our launchpad
      10-guy with flag and stars) through worlds and centuries
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      02-28-2012 01:41 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by zideman View Post
      Awesome, thanks man! I'm surprised at what a lot of those say. The message is really quite humble and subdued. I guess the connotation that is associated with the Russian language makes you think they're going to be saying something a little more dictatorial. They're very much inline with the communal and society.
      yeah, but if you think about it, propaganda works best when it's subtle.
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    10. 02-29-2012 02:05 AM #11
      I have entire books of war-time propganda. It's all good stuff. The best were probably the early 30's German stuff -- simply beautiful.

      The most comical being the 90's-Today North Korean stuff (US soldiers who look like they're straight from the Korean war...impaling infants on bayonets while laughing etc...). They're wildly over the top.

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      02-29-2012 09:11 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Elbows View Post
      I have entire books of war-time propganda. It's all good stuff. The best were probably the early 30's German stuff -- simply beautiful.

      The most comical being the 90's-Today North Korean stuff (US soldiers who look like they're straight from the Korean war...impaling infants on bayonets while laughing etc...). They're wildly over the top.
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      03-02-2012 03:11 AM #13
      I have two Discovery Channel cycling posters done in the Soviet style. I like 'em but they require a little explanation when guests wander into my home office.



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      03-02-2012 06:18 AM #14


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      03-23-2012 11:47 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Elbows View Post
      The best were probably the early 30's German stuff -- simply beautiful.
      Totally. The poster are out of Germany between WWI and WWII were amazing examples of graphic design. I am also a fan of a lot of the WPA posters too. As a visual person, the time of Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Constructivism must have been pretty exciting.
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      03-23-2012 06:14 PM #17
      Here is the link to the Library of Congress...A lot of WWI and WWII posters.

      WARNING: YOU MIGHT WANT TO GET A DRINK AND A SNACK BECAUSE ONCE YOU START LOOKING IT'S HARD TO STOP!

      http://www.loc.gov/pictures/search/?...wwipos&st=grid

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      03-23-2012 06:18 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by 20grit_timber View Post
      Here is the link to the Library of Congress...A lot of WWI and WWII posters.

      WARNING: YOU MIGHT WANT TO GET A DRINK AND A SNACK BECAUSE ONCE YOU START LOOKING IT'S HARD TO STOP!

      http://www.loc.gov/pictures/search/?...wwipos&st=grid
      Awesome link, thanks!

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      03-23-2012 06:45 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by 20grit_timber View Post
      Here is the link to the Library of Congress...A lot of WWI and WWII posters.

      WARNING: YOU MIGHT WANT TO GET A DRINK AND A SNACK BECAUSE ONCE YOU START LOOKING IT'S HARD TO STOP!

      http://www.loc.gov/pictures/search/?...wwipos&st=grid
      I got lost in the WPA posters
      There's always money in the banana stand.

    19. 03-24-2012 04:58 PM #20
      Awesome thread booking it for later!

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      03-30-2012 03:23 PM #21
      Too bad hes dead (sarcasm) he was a propaganda machine.

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