Friday, April 20, 2012

Thoughts on Propaganda Posters

World War II was certainly the golden era of propaganda posters. I recently had the opportunity to view a selection of them, and what makes them all the more striking is their immensity. When a poster is bigger than a man, the bold and simple palette of colors becomes all the more striking. Realism and minute detail mutes the effect and creates too much for the eye to take in. The impression is everything.