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I spotted this in elfs - note, this is NOT a parody, this is a real poster being used on commuter trains that run between Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC. I really hope this was an artist with a twisted sense of humor and not someone who thought Soviet propaganda was 'keen'.

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solipsistnation From: solipsistnation Date: June 7th, 2005 10:46 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Wow, that's beautiful.

Hey, at least if we're going to go all totalitarianist we'll maybe have some nice posters to look at while we're being oppressed.
earthdog From: earthdog Date: June 7th, 2005 10:58 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I have always thought the people who run mass transit are close to fascists
From: kensuke_aida Date: June 7th, 2005 11:06 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Probably the former. Although I've seen instances where people have managed to work their political views into their artwork.

In this case it could also be that somebody who is against the "MARC"(?) policy of reporting on other riders was hired to do the artwork. They chose to portray it as communist.

BTW, I'm kinda ashamed to admit that I *like* the ARTWORK on much Soviet-era propaganda. Especially the anti-Nazi stuff of the 40s. I disagree with the overall political leanings of the government behind it though.

- John
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dasubergeek From: dasubergeek Date: June 8th, 2005 05:27 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I, too, love the artwork of the old Soviet propaganda posters -- and the idea of controlling so many minds actually tickles the megalomaniac that's hidden shallowly behind my public façade.


jumblies From: jumblies Date: June 8th, 2005 04:26 am (UTC) (Direct Link)

A sign of the times ;)

When you can't come out and say it, you use satire...

I do rather admire this person's work too ->
art by Brute
z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: June 8th, 2005 05:41 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Aw, they're totally just ripping off the City of London's wildly successful Secure Beneath the Watchful Eyes campaign!
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: June 8th, 2005 06:22 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Yeah, that's a good one too. :-)