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(The Week)   Jay Carney decorates his kitchen with Soviet propaganda posters like any good comrade would   (theweek.com) divider line 445
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2014-04-13 05:57:40 PM  
I'm from China and I lived part of my childhood in China during a period when Soviet style "Revolutionary" propaganda art was still plentiful and commonplace.

While I don't endorse the messages of the propaganda, they are, nonetheless a very distinct and striking kind of art style and would have no problems with having it ony walls as decor.

Just because it's on your walls doesn't mean that you endorse the ideals behind it. Only a simpleton would have problems reconciling the two.
 
2014-04-13 06:16:38 PM  

RexTalionis: I'm from China and I lived part of my childhood in China during a period when Soviet style "Revolutionary" propaganda art was still plentiful and commonplace.

While I don't endorse the messages of the propaganda, they are, nonetheless a very distinct and striking kind of art style and would have no problems with having it ony walls as decor.

Just because it's on your walls doesn't mean that you endorse the ideals behind it. Only a simpleton would have problems reconciling the two.


Ahh cheap clickbait article.

I would love to have some of those posters myself.
 
2014-04-13 06:42:00 PM  
This means something....
 
2014-04-13 06:55:48 PM  

RexTalionis: I'm from China and I lived part of my childhood in China during a period when Soviet style "Revolutionary" propaganda art was still plentiful and commonplace.


In case anyone was wondering what the posters I referred to looked like:

i.telegraph.co.uk

blog.hiddenharmonies.org
www.iisg.nl
static4.businessinsider.com
www.taschen.com
 
2014-04-13 07:11:08 PM  
It's always good to see something like this, makes identifying the so-stupid-its-a-miracle-they-can -breathe-and-type-at-the-same-time conservatards a little bit easier.
 
2014-04-13 08:08:02 PM  
If I were to visit someone and noticed that art, I would think of it as ironic.  So Carney is potentially a closet hipster.
 
2014-04-13 08:08:23 PM  
The Nazis had some fine uniforms too but once you hit a body count in the 8 digit range, you just gotta say "no". Same for the folksy old "negro ads". You put up a poster for Darkie and nobody will buy any reason you give.
 
2014-04-13 08:10:29 PM  
media.theweek.com

If I had 'shop skills I'd put in another arrow with a caption that reads "Levitating egg!"
 
2014-04-13 08:11:20 PM  

RexTalionis: RexTalionis: I'm from China and I lived part of my childhood in China during a period when Soviet style "Revolutionary" propaganda art was still plentiful and commonplace.

In case anyone was wondering what the posters I referred to looked like:

[i.telegraph.co.uk image 620x387]

[blog.hiddenharmonies.org image 850x637]
[www.iisg.nl image 700x263]
[static4.businessinsider.com image 850x624]
[www.taschen.com image 850x610]


I can see that yes, Comrade Bro does in fact lift.

/The guys in those posters are ripped, yo.
 
2014-04-13 08:11:38 PM  
#JayCommie
 
2014-04-13 08:13:27 PM  

RexTalionis: While I don't endorse the messages of the propaganda, they are, nonetheless a very distinct and striking kind of art style and would have no problems with having it ony walls as decor.

Just because it's on your walls doesn't mean that you endorse the ideals behind it. Only a simpleton would have problems reconciling the two.



Simpletons are the base they're trying to rile up.
 
2014-04-13 08:13:32 PM  

RexTalionis: RexTalionis: I'm from China and I lived part of my childhood in China during a period when Soviet style "Revolutionary" propaganda art was still plentiful and commonplace.

In case anyone was wondering what the posters I referred to looked like:

[i.telegraph.co.uk image 620x387]

[blog.hiddenharmonies.org image 850x637]
[www.iisg.nl image 700x263]
[static4.businessinsider.com image 850x624]
[www.taschen.com image 850x610]


And like these?
graphics8.nytimes.com
 
2014-04-13 08:14:45 PM  
Fark off, I love those old space-age propaganda posters.

http://www.wired.com/2012/04/russian-space-posters-auction/?viewall= tr ue
 
2014-04-13 08:15:50 PM  

fusillade762: [media.theweek.com image 600x304]

If I had 'shop skills I'd put in another arrow with a caption that reads "Levitating egg!"



That's a ludicrous amount of breakfast.
 
2014-04-13 08:19:04 PM  
Russian Constructivism is an immensely influential art style. Gonna go with "Meh" here.
 
2014-04-13 08:20:21 PM  

Mrbogey: The Nazis had some fine uniforms too but once you hit a body count in the 8 digit range, you just gotta say "no". Same for the folksy old "negro ads". You put up a poster for Darkie and nobody will buy any reason you give.


So no Uncle Sam posters either.
 
2014-04-13 08:22:45 PM  
First one is a women's rights poster from WW2 Russia.  Truly the height of commie evildoernessness.  Having trouble reverse-GISing the other one.


Translation: Ladies, learn how to work instead of men who have gone to the battlefield. Strong hinterland makes the front line strong.
 
2014-04-13 08:24:34 PM  
Struggling... to.... care.
 
2014-04-13 08:24:41 PM  

POUTRAGE!

 
2014-04-13 08:24:43 PM  
pic didn't post

31.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-04-13 08:24:57 PM  

RexTalionis: RexTalionis: I'm from China and I lived part of my childhood in China during a period when Soviet style "Revolutionary" propaganda art was still plentiful and commonplace.

In case anyone was wondering what the posters I referred to looked like:


If you cut out the words most of the nationalistic propaganda art from that era has a very uplifting feel. The same is true for both sides of the Cold War. I definitely wouldn't mind having some hanging around.
 
2014-04-13 08:25:12 PM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: fusillade762: [media.theweek.com image 600x304]

If I had 'shop skills I'd put in another arrow with a caption that reads "Levitating egg!"


That's a ludicrous amount of breakfast.


because commie press comisar must show the plebs that everything is plentiful under the regime.

jebus some really creative psychos can have alot of fun over analyzing it...

The posters of the wonderful revolution under charmain Mao inspire and invorate Jay and his family to work hard to recreate the great revolution first started by the great comrade leaders Joseph and Mao and the Dear Leader Kim.

/and that's just five minutes in my boxers. Beck and Limbaughs' goons can go into over-derp on this stuff.
 
2014-04-13 08:27:16 PM  
i1126.photobucket.com

i1126.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-13 08:28:26 PM  

dookdookdook: First one is a women's rights poster from WW2 Russia.  Truly the height of commie evildoernessness.  Having trouble reverse-GISing the other one.


Translation: Ladies, learn how to work instead of men who have gone to the battlefield. Strong hinterland makes the front line strong.


It appears to be a variant on an army recruiting poster such as these:

www.studiolum.com

Uncle Joe Wants YOU!
 
2014-04-13 08:29:03 PM  
The other one.  Something about "Did you volunteer".  Someone with a russian keyboard can type it into google translate.

commonamericanjournal.com
 
2014-04-13 08:31:43 PM  
Space doggity propaganda FTW!

i28.photobucket.comi28.photobucket.com
i28.photobucket.com
i28.photobucket.com
i28.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-13 08:35:35 PM  
Figures...he wouldn't have 'Rosie the Riveter', showing the strength of the American woman or similar American art...he goes with Commie art....just re-enforces his Marxist ideals....
 
2014-04-13 08:36:33 PM  

dookdookdook: The other one.  Something about "Did you volunteer".  Someone with a russian keyboard can type it into google translate.

[commonamericanjournal.com image 197x300]


Nm, I did it.  Translates to "Comrade you! Subscribe to our debt to strengthen homeland defense?"

So, roughly, "Buy war bonds".
 
2014-04-13 08:40:34 PM  
Back in the day I was flying through San Salvador's airport during the civil war in the 1980s. Saw a ton of these haunting anti-FMLN propaganda posters hanging in the airport with pics of kids with arms and legs blown off. Somehow my dad managed to talk to someone and get several of them. Had a little collection for awhile until a colleague teaching Spanish wanted some material culture to work with in his class and I loaned them out. I never saw them again and that made me a sad panda.

/this cool story brought to you by Bro, Inc.
 
2014-04-13 08:40:37 PM  
I know I'm supposed to care but I can't figure out why.
 
2014-04-13 08:41:43 PM  
So if a Republican official has Nazi posters on his kitchen walls, it's totally cool, right, 'cause he just likes the art style, right? RIGHT?
 
2014-04-13 08:42:01 PM  

dookdookdook: First one is a women's rights poster from WW2 Russia.  Truly the height of commie evildoernessness.  Having trouble reverse-GISing the other one.


Translation: Ladies, learn how to work instead of men who have gone to the battlefield. Strong hinterland makes the front line strong.


So ... basically the Russian version of Rosie the Riveter?  Marta the Machinist?
 
2014-04-13 08:42:13 PM  
Jay Carney, master troll. Must've learned it from his boss.
 
2014-04-13 08:42:42 PM  
I'm not particularly surprised that a propagandist would have propaganda works on his walls.  It's akin to dumbass teenagers wearing stuff emblazoned with Che's image.
 
2014-04-13 08:43:21 PM  
i.imgur.com   i.imgur.com

Some prop faves.
 
2014-04-13 08:46:34 PM  

fusillade762: [media.theweek.com image 600x304]

If I had 'shop skills I'd put in another arrow with a caption that reads "Levitating egg!"


This is your brain.  This is your brain on dimethyltryptamine.
 
2014-04-13 08:46:38 PM  

mark12A: So if a Republican official has Nazi posters on his kitchen walls, it's totally cool, right, 'cause he just likes the art style, right? RIGHT?


The Nazis were more about architecture and movies, not so much graphic design.  Socialist hyperrealist posters are way better than Nazi stuff, but their apartment blocks looked like shiat.
 
2014-04-13 08:47:13 PM  

mark12A: So if a Republican official has Nazi posters on his kitchen walls, it's totally cool, right, 'cause he just likes the art style, right? RIGHT?


Because Communism == Naziism, right? (RIGHT?)
 
2014-04-13 08:47:22 PM  

ferretman: Figures...he wouldn't have 'Rosie the Riveter', showing the strength of the American woman or similar American art...he goes with Commie art....just re-enforces his Marxist ideals....


i28.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-13 08:48:14 PM  

mark12A: So if a Republican official has Nazi posters on his kitchen walls, it's totally cool, right, 'cause he just likes the art style, right? RIGHT?


Here's a little history lesson for you.  Those posters apparently date to World War Two - a time at which the Soviets were our allies and fought against the Nazis.  In fact, they, not us, won that war.  For every German soldier killed by the Americans, British, and French combined, five others were killed by Soviets.
 
2014-04-13 08:50:46 PM  

timswar: If you cut out the words most of the nationalistic propaganda art from that era has a very uplifting feel. The same is true for both sides of the Cold War. I definitely wouldn't mind having some hanging around.


i.imgur.com  i.imgur.com

Agitprop and reactionary prop art are just inherently fascinating. Its so blatant and uncritically insistent, and that's kind of fascinating for a skeptical age.

/more faves from the Spanish Civil War
 
2014-04-13 08:50:50 PM  

Karac: mark12A: So if a Republican official has Nazi posters on his kitchen walls, it's totally cool, right, 'cause he just likes the art style, right? RIGHT?

Here's a little history lesson for you.  Those posters apparently date to World War Two - a time at which the Soviets were our allies and fought against the Nazis.  In fact, they, not us, won that war.  For every German soldier killed by the Americans, British, and French combined, five others were killed by Soviets.


America kicked Japan's ass pretty much alone, though.
 
2014-04-13 08:54:07 PM  
The Nazis had some fine uniforms too but once you hit a body count in the 8 digit range, you just gotta say "no". Same for the folksy old "negro ads". You put up a poster for Darkie and nobody will buy any reason you give.

However, the Communists made it to the NINE digit range, killing 100 million world wide in the 20th century, yet the hipsters think they're cool. The Nazis had death camps, the Soviets had far larger Gulags, the Chinese butchered tens of millions in work camps, the Cambodians had death marches, yet Commie posters are A-OK.
 
2014-04-13 08:54:52 PM  

Somacandra: [i.imgur.com image 236x335]   [i.imgur.com image 323x488]

Some prop faves.


boingboing.net 2.bp.blogspot.com
www.cpha.ca

I find it depressingly sad that my father got better, more informative, and more truthful sex education from the Army in World War Two than any kid of mine would get in a school today.
 
2014-04-13 08:55:59 PM  

Mrtraveler01: I know I'm supposed to care but I can't figure out why.


Because you too can appreciate historic propaganda as art? 

img.fark.net
 
2014-04-13 08:58:24 PM  
Grandfather rather.

But dad's generation probably still got better in Vietnam.
 
2014-04-13 08:59:33 PM  

Bonzo_1116: Karac: mark12A: So if a Republican official has Nazi posters on his kitchen walls, it's totally cool, right, 'cause he just likes the art style, right? RIGHT?

Here's a little history lesson for you.  Those posters apparently date to World War Two - a time at which the Soviets were our allies and fought against the Nazis.  In fact, they, not us, won that war.  For every German soldier killed by the Americans, British, and French combined, five others were killed by Soviets.

America kicked Japan's ass pretty much alone, though.


Lend/Lease probably helped the Russians quite a bit, along with code breaking, intelligence sharing and bombing.
 
2014-04-13 09:00:28 PM  

mark12A: So if a Republican official has Nazi posters on his kitchen walls, it's totally cool, right, 'cause he just likes the art style, right? RIGHT?


Apparently to conservatives it is not.
 
2014-04-13 09:01:25 PM  

Karac: mark12A: So if a Republican official has Nazi posters on his kitchen walls, it's totally cool, right, 'cause he just likes the art style, right? RIGHT?

Here's a little history lesson for you.  Those posters apparently date to World War Two - a time at which the Soviets were our allies and fought against the Nazis.  In fact, they, not us, won that war.  For every German soldier killed by the Americans, British, and French combined, five others were killed by Soviets.


I guess I shouldn't be surprised that folks think the Soviets won the war. They did a fine job taking the brunt of the Nazis but they did so in a way that guatanteed a stalemate had it not become a two front war.

Never mind that they started out as nominal allies of Hitler till he got greedy and their "liberation" was itself a conquest.

Patton was right. The Soviets were as big an enemy as Hitler and the world would have been better off had we finished them.
 
2014-04-13 09:03:34 PM  

mark12A: The Nazis had some fine uniforms too but once you hit a body count in the 8 digit range, you just gotta say "no". Same for the folksy old "negro ads". You put up a poster for Darkie and nobody will buy any reason you give.

However, the Communists made it to the NINE digit range, killing 100 million world wide in the 20th century, yet the hipsters think they're cool. The Nazis had death camps, the Soviets had far larger Gulags, the Chinese butchered tens of millions in work camps, the Cambodians had death marches, yet Commie posters are A-OK.


the socialist hyper-realist style was world-wide, not just in Communist places.  Norman Rockwell owes it a great debt, actually.
 
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