Chamomile Tea Party Posters
April 3, 2011 7:50 AM   Subscribe

Chamomile Tea Party Posters
I had always been interested in the power and intersection of propaganda and graphic design. And World War II was a fertile era for both. So I started to remix old propaganda posters from the era with contemporary messages about the rancor that is prevalent in American political discourse. I have now published 19 of these posters under the moniker of The Chamomile Tea Party. The two most recent posters: Our Latest No Fly Zone and America's 4th Front: War on the Middle Class. Comments always welcomed.
Role: designer
posted by Taken Outtacontext (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

These are pretty cool. You have a tiny audience though. Only those people whose politics intersect your own (at least from what I am seeing). It might be fun to play both sides of the fence. Neither side is without sin, so cast some stones!
posted by cjorgensen at 6:08 PM on April 3, 2011

Not bad, but needs more funny, IMHO.
posted by telstar at 1:02 AM on April 4, 2011

Thanks for your comment cjorgensen. I've been open to looking at both sides of the issues these posters deal with. In fact, I did a poster about the sorry state of the Democrats. However, the issues each side has are different.

The posters deal with a number of issues and many times, as with America's 4th Front, no party is mentioned. All sides, in their own ways, are to blame. The fact that the Dems and Repubs put their own ideologies before the people is a common thread in many of these pieces.

As to my tiny audience, over 40,000 people have viewed these posters online. That's pretty good. That being said, I'm open to strategies for getting these out to more people. So feel free to suggest. Memes come and go pretty quickly these days so keeping these in the limelight requires constant work. ;-) I did just find out one of this poster is going to be used in a textbook for high school students.
posted by Taken Outtacontext at 4:35 AM on April 5, 2011

Telstar, what, you didn't LOL and ROTFL? Some of these are pretty funny (although, my humor tends to be dry). -g
posted by Taken Outtacontext at 4:36 AM on April 5, 2011

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