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Cheer up 12oz. Here are some happy things from the Depression era..

 

 

...oh wait.

 

 

 

By the People, For the People:

Posters from the WPA

1936-1943

 

<span style='color:black'>"The collection consists of 908 boldly colored and graphically diverse original posters produced from 1936 to 1943 as part of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal. Of the 2,000 WPA (Works Progress Administration) posters known to exist, the Library of Congress's collection of more than 900 is the largest.

 

These striking silkscreen, lithograph, and woodcut posters were designed to publicize health and safety programs; cultural programs including art exhibitions, theatrical, and musical performances; travel and tourism; educational programs; and community activities in seventeen states and the District of Columbia.

 

The posters were made possible by one of the first U.S. Government programs to support the arts and were added to the Library's holdings in the 1940s."</span>

 

 

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Originally posted by Kyuzo

to make the japanese seem bad they make the sub look like a malicious shark... I hate that bs

 

the slant-eyed rat stereotyping that went on during ww2 was horrible. this I find nothing wrong with. japanese subs preyed on us ships during the war. it was after all A WAR. and japan wanted to sink as many us ships as possible, just as the us wanted to sink as many japanese ships as possible. explain whats so wrong here?

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It's like it's not bad enough, so they go 'oh, we better personify the boat.. now it'll look REALLY bad' and they expet people to see that and go 'Holy shit, those things are scary, i'll now learn from this poster.' It's just that i hate propaganda, because most of the time things arn't displayed as how they ARE... unless it's used as a metaphore, and i guess that's different.

 

even so, the japanese were fucking stupid with their subs, they used them to ferry supplies and small groups of troops for the most part...

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Back when the federal government used to support the arts; not cover them with drapes

 

^^^ I agree with ese. While there are endless examples of racism, I don't see it there.

 

 

 

Great find, Rage.

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Originally posted by Kyuzo

It's just that i hate propaganda, because most of the time things arn't displayed as how they ARE

 

That's exactly why it's called propaganda and not journalism.

 

Originally posted by Kyuzo

It's like it's not bad enough, so they go 'oh, we better personify the boat.. now it'll look REALLY bad' and they expet people to see that and go 'Holy shit, those things are scary, i'll now learn from this poster.'

 

Of course the fucking subs were scary, regardless of whether it's personified as a shark. Like you implied, it's being used as a metaphor - the sub is preying upon the large, slow-moving ship .. just as a shark would do to a large, slow-moving fish.

 

There's simply not racism here. You can argue and argue, but there's not.

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Guest ctrl+alt+del

http://memory.loc.gov/service/pnp/cph/3f00000/3f05000/3f05400/3f05444r.jpg'>

 

thats a fucking ill ass poster. cant sleep on that slogan.

 

 

oh and kyuzo. how about you cry. the video of the mother throwing her baby into the ocean, because the government told the public that american soldiers ATE babies comes to mind.

 

like i said, cry. all governments do that shit.

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Guest Pilau Hands

Ah I've been to that site before. Those posters are beautiful.

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Guest imported_Tesseract

C'maaaan, give Kyuzo a break kids. Dude just sais he hates the rules and tactics of propaganda,not a racism issue, demonising the enemy, holyfying your own by any means...nothing more, nothing less..dont you?...just remember how pissed you all were at FOX during the iraq war,

 

 

btw, this thread rawks...the pneumonia one is the dopest, and since we're on the subject, its really interesting how all those posters are painted 'japanese' style...

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Guest imported_SecretAgentX9

great thread rage. i love older poster design.

 

the guv'ment should rock this movement again.. i need some work, nahmshayin?!?

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^ hahaha, hell yea. That would rock.

 

 

kaySEV. I didn't think anyone else would notice that "Paint Sprayer." I put it last, very subtile.

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