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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Homefront Retro

“All art is propaganda; on the other hand, not all propaganda is art.” — George Orwell

Governments have long used propaganda posters. This is especially true during times of crisis. Sometimes they’re used to boost morale while others are used to motivate their people.

There are two examples that come to mind. One was “Keep Calm and Carry On” by the British government:

Another was “We Can Do It!” by the US government:

Today as nations around the world struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic we’ve seen several artists who’ve created retro art that reflect the great propaganda posters from World War II. Some of the most impressive are the retro posters by Touchwood Design, INC. You can see more retro posters at their web site.

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