Propaganda Department | Art Direction, Illustration & Branding
Propaganda Department is the name of the project that I have started around 2009. I worked as a designer during the day, but I needed a side project that would satisfy my desire to do something that the day-to-day work of the freelance designer did not allow me to do.
The Propaganda Department is mentioned in a novel 1984 by George Orwell. It was a department at the Ministry of Truth. Since I have always been fascinated by this novel, I decided to use that name.
So I started to form the Propaganda Department. I can say that I was already quite inspired by Shepard Fairey's work at that time, so one of the first works was on the subject of printed propaganda and Russian constructivism. This motive has served as a logo for several years because it very well depicted the idea that I wanted to convey.
Big Brother is Watching You
We are all living in the world in which you have to cover your telescreen camera with a piece of duck tape. In modern culture, the term "Big Brother" has entered the lexicon as a synonym for abuse of government power, particularly in respect to civil liberties, often specifically related to mass surveillance. Under his eye, there is no place to hide.
Manipulate masses through mind control devices. Don't trust government-controlled media!
Mongoose vs Snake
ANTIFA Activist political slang, short for anti-fascist (it's the widely-used abbreviation for the German AFA group), it refers especially to militant anti-fascists who engage in physical confrontations with Nazis, such as members of Anti-Fascist Action (AFA).
“That Day, the saucers landed. Hundreds of them, golden, Silent, coming down from the sky like great snowflakes, And the people of Earth stood and stared as they descended, Waiting, dry-mouthed, to find out what waited inside for us And none of us knowing if we would be here tomorrow.”
Ministry of Truth
The Ministry of Truth (Newspeak: Minitrue) is the ministry of propaganda. As well as administering truth, the ministry spreads a new language amongst the populace called Newspeak.
We at the Propaganda Department are working hard so you can enjoy the best subliminal propaganda money can buy. Even this sentence is pure propaganda, and so is this typography t-shirt.
The chemtrail conspiracy theory is based on a belief that there is a secretly organised spraying of the population with mysterious substances left in the sky by high-flying aircraft. One of these ideas is that clouds are being seeded with electrically conductive materials as part of a massive electromagnetic superweapons program based around the High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP).
INGSOC (Newspeak for English Socialism or the English Socialist Party) is the political ideology of the totalitarian government of Oceania in George Orwell's dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.
"Power to the People" is a modification of the Russian propaganda poster "We will discover the distant worlds!" from the USSR space era.