I love these older pics of victory garden posters (e.g.
). I was wondering if anyone knew if they were out in the public domain? I'd like to use them for a Tumblr/blog post, but don't want to start ripping folks off willy nilly.
posted by Peemster
on Jan 23, 2013 -
I'm a huge fan of science fiction book cover art (especially the 50s through the 80s) and I like to use ideas from them to make posters for my band.
If you need examples: this
should explain what I'm looking for.
I'm wondering if there are existing resources for science fiction cover art or general science fiction art that mirrors this sort of style and substance? I especially need resources that are fair use, free to modify etc. etc.
We use these posters to advertise our shows at places which usually have a cover charge -- so I will need content that I can modify to use "commercially". [more inside]
posted by mysticreferee
on Oct 2, 2012 -
Can anyone help me find Cold War-era video of American propaganda specifically about *Russians* (or at least mentioning Russians), rather than "Communists" in general?
posted by ac
on Jul 26, 2012 -
Hackerfilter: How difficult would it be for a government agency to forge a data trail that goes back several years? Specific (fictional) example inside. [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd
on Jul 10, 2012 -
Documentary filter: MrK heard glowing description of a history documentary about Nazi propaganda in 1936 in Berlin. [more inside]
posted by kestralwing
on May 4, 2012 -
1970s/80s educational anti-drug films. Can you help me identify this one? And (hopefully) find it online? [more inside]
posted by Miko
on Aug 4, 2011 -
Just went to the filming of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart in New York yesterday. While waiting to enter the studio, the staff told us that if we took any literature from this particular old man standing on the sidewalk, that we would not be allowed in to the filming. What's the full story there? [more inside]
posted by greta simone
on Jun 23, 2011 -
I have heard that during the past decade the US government began to restrict journalists from publishing images of wounded and dead soldiers, as well as coffins. The goal, arguably, is to both manipulate public perception of war and respect the privacy of soldiers. This is in contrast to the Vietnam era, when images of the dead and dying were commonly published. Are there any great websites or articles about this phenomenon? Are these restrictions still in place under the Obama administration?
posted by mortaddams
on May 24, 2011 -
Ugh. Search is failing me today. What did the U.S. POW's who subtlety gave middle fingers during their propaganda interrogation films refer to the gesture as to their captors?
posted by Gilbert
on Apr 11, 2011 -
I'm looking for the name of a book I read back in the late 60's or early 70's. It was an illustrated, I'd almost say sequential art (that'd be comics to you and me...) book all about the Chinese Communist revolution. [more inside]
posted by jpburns
on Feb 14, 2011 -
Help me cut through the talking points and become more informed about economic disparity, taxes, and social programs in the USA. [more inside]
posted by Alabaster
on Apr 5, 2010 -
Am I imagining things or has there lately been a surge of right-wing opinion dominating the forums of popular sites like digg and reddit? [more inside]
posted by drpynchon
on Mar 24, 2009 -
I like keeping up with the local news and issues where ever I live. It's not been a problem in the US, Europe or A/NZ. Now that I'm close to moving to China after 18 months of business travel in the country, I'm looking for good local news sources and how best to view them. [more inside]
posted by michswiss
on Mar 8, 2009 -
Looking for recommendations on films (documentary or dramatic) or books (nonficiton or novel) about Agitprop or Agitprop Theater, specifically as it was practiced in Boshevist Russia/USSR. [more inside]
posted by brain cloud
on Nov 15, 2008 -
I'm trying to find an iconic image of a side view of a man pulling on a very long lever. [more inside]
posted by stavrogin
on Sep 22, 2008 -
Rather than go into the American Dream or the New American Dream, I would like to find out about the real or philosophical "...Dream" of other countries, like what is the New Dutch Dream and the Chinese Dream? Note: don't tell me about sagas! dreams only, please.
posted by parmanparman
on Aug 8, 2008 -
I am looking for foreign (non-American) films wherein the antagonists are a nefarious bunch of Americans, doing stereotypically bad American things. [more inside]
posted by daveleck
on May 30, 2008 -
I'm looking for two brief historical accounts of the same event or events, to show how history can be distorted. Bonus points if the events relate to European encounters with indigenous peoples in the Americas. [more inside]
posted by Dasein
on Nov 19, 2007 -
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Iran is only seeking "peaceful nuclear activities"; Presidential Candidates contend Iran is seeking nuclear weapons. Which is right? I can't trust sources from my own country (U.S.) What does a more objective (is there such a thing?) view say?
posted by pelican
on Oct 30, 2007 -
I have heard several reference to a Soviet propaganda poster that I can't find. Maybe it's a hoax, perhaps you've seen it. You might even know where I can view it. [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley
on Oct 4, 2007 -
Do propaganda shows like 'The Unit' and 'Threat Matrix' (and, I presume, '24', though I've not watched it) get US gov't funding, or are they just a private attempt to cash in on war-on-terra panic?
posted by pompomtom
on Jul 18, 2007 -
Japan/ese-ophiles: Help me find out more about this WWII-era phenomenon in propaganda in Japan. [more inside]
posted by Lockeownzj00
on Mar 14, 2007 -
Help me find a quotation. I have a vague memory of a quote from a respected literary figure (perhaps Orwell) which states that the name given to a piece of legislation will always denote the opposite of the purpose of the legislation. In effect, the names of our laws are propaganda. The USA PATRIOT Act springs immediately to mind.
Are you familiar with this alleged quote? Who said it and what did they say? Or did my drug-addled brain make the whole thing up?
posted by oncogenesis
on Sep 21, 2006 -
Best way to share a photoalbum? I have an old U.S. army booklet (62 doublespread pages) called "The Punch Below The Belt" from 1944, and I was interested in putting it online for others to see. It's a fascinating, virulently racist propaganda piece about the tactics the Japanese soldiers used in the Pacific theater of operations. [more inside]
posted by lilbrudder
on Jul 10, 2006 -
The Sherwin-Williams paint logo has always reminded me of a propaganda poster. Possibly with WWII Japan depicted as an octopus. Or maybe there's oil involved. [more inside]
posted by Sangre Azul
on Dec 30, 2005 -
In the book I'm currently reading about Bobby Fischer and his match with Boris Spassky, the author's write, "the Soviets would construct their propaganda edifice on three main pillars, 'chess, the circus and ballet. In all three the Soviet Union could be shown to be far ahead of the West.'" [more inside]
posted by tellurian
on Nov 27, 2005 -
Are subliminal messages illegal? I'm looking for citations, not vague impressions or urban legends (which so far is all I have to go on -- Google has not been helpful). I'm thinking of creating/commissioning a video project that will involve projection of subliminal images and/or words. The audience would be told that this was happening -- but not what the content of the messages was.
posted by Artifice_Eternity
on Nov 17, 2005 -
any of youse ppls know where i can find an ok text-to-voice thingy on/for a mac?
if it is not native to the OS, then any cromulent freeware/open sauce tool would do embiggeningly :)
posted by UbuRoivas
on Sep 7, 2005 -
Jason Kottke, BoingBoing and a couple other places have picked up the story of a Soviet-style poster
that's been spotted on the DC-area Metro. Looking at it carefully, I just can't believe that this is genuine; for one thing, the poster's artwork just doesn't fit (take a glance at the hand just behind the head of the man in the foreground -- this is obviously a hand holding a flag, not someone grasping a pole in a Metro car). I've been looking through galleries of old Soviet propaganda posters all morning to see if I can find a source it could have been Photoshopped from, but without luck.
Does anyone know more about this poster and whether it is genuine? Or if it isn't, what the actual source is?
posted by ubernostrum
on Jun 9, 2005 -
I'm worried about the aggressive attempt at cultural and political dominance being perpetrated by evangelical groups like this
. Can anyone point me to grassroots watchdog groups / info clearninghouses / think tanks? Basically, I'm looking for any organization that is tracking and analyzing the strategies and propoganda of evangelical christian groups. I want to start paying some serious attention.
(No matter how I construct my terms, My Google searches are only returning grassroots watchdog groups made up of evangelical christians who are keeping an eye on the rest of us). [more inside]
posted by Miko
on Feb 15, 2005 -
PropogandaWarFilter: How many TV networks is the US funding in Iraq?
Al Iraquia (that doesn't have a site) and Al Hurra
posted by ruelle
on Feb 10, 2005 -
I'm looking for a website that I stumbled upon once that had a series of online Christian propaganda comic books covering topics like teen sex, creationism, and the evils of rock music.
posted by buriednexttoyou
on Dec 2, 2004 -