Archive for September, 2009

Peter Kuper’s Propaganda Presentation

September 25, 2009

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Parts of Peter Kuper’s presentation that applied to the history of poster illustration:

Coca Cola Posters typecast Santa Claus as wearing a red outfit

“YOU GIVE US THE FIRE, WE’LL GIVE THEM HELL” War Propaganda Posters for WWII

Backlash to these posters, satire such as “YOU give us the fire, WE’LL bomb who we want!”

Political propaganda can be as controlled as a government-issued poster or as volatile as an anonymous wheat pasted piece of graffiti.  The kind of graffiti he saw in Oaxaca could be considered political poster art.

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Where We’ll Start

September 25, 2009

Last week in class we decided to begin our research from the three influential poster artists working on Paris in the late 1800s and early 1900s, Lautrec, Cheret, and Cassandre.  We will discover their influences, and follow them back through time to establish a foundation of poster illustration and also go forward through time to come upon who the “Big Three” influenced.  Our goals are to discover movements, trends, and eras in poster illustration.

Lindsay will be wokring from Lautrec, Jen will be working from Cheret, and Ian will be working from Cassandre.

we’ve only just begun

September 22, 2009

In class last week we got into our groups and started what may prove to be a long, strange journey.