As long as wars have been fought, wars have needed to be sold. And just like with weapons, the US armed forces have long been on the cutting edge of propaganda.
Samuel Marion’s satirical corporate website shows how the far right might leverage environmentalism to justify white supremacist agendas.
If contemporary echoes of fascism have brought the 1930s and ‘40s troublingly to mind, it’s worth recalling that modern propaganda became a global enterprise during the First World War.
For nearly 20 years between the two world wars, E. McKnight Kauffer, an American, was the most celebrated graphic designer in England.
These days, brands love to pretend to care about us. During a pandemic, that’s gotten really weird.
The violence associated with professional sports doesn’t limit itself to the playing field, as a new campaign by the UK’s National Domestic Violence Hotline makes clear in a new series of ads.
An exhibition at the Wolfsonian-FIU tracks romantic and racist stereotypes of native cultures in European tobacco advertising from the 1880s to the 1940s.
The Advertising Standards Authority in Great Britain is calling for the creation of new standards when it comes to ads that feature harmful gender stereotypes.
Pepsi’s recent and risible “protest” ad has birthed memes that liken it to everything from Tiananmen Square’s “Tank Man” to Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother.”
David Foster Wallace was right, meta-television is the future, but a new meta-corporate ad by Quiznos may be one of the best examples of how corporations will serve up anti-corporate humor for the masses in an attempt to advance their own toasty agenda.
From the end of World War II to the 1970s, airline travel experienced a revolution in extended routes and better aircrafts.
Before the 1950s, most advertising was just copywriting paired with an image with little thought to the overall company or visual identity.