The showcase We Love Propaganda is full of colorful creations, with a lot of polarizing political perspectives. In its most basic sense, propaganda presents information that is primarily meant to influence an audience. No surprise, then, that this kind of public relations comes with some rather expressive graphic design and typography.
Depending on the political statement or social or environmental concern being espoused, propaganda can be perceived as being shrill, gruff, cheeky or provocative. Simple mass marketing and an ubiquitous public presence are always suitable for propaganda. Messages and appeals have to be simple and easy to understand. Vibrant colors, sometimes in striking contrast, are as characteristic as iconic pictures and bold fonts. The statements are usually grossly misrepresentative, intentionally, of course. We don’t love propaganda as an instrument to influence opinion per se, but it is a remarkable way to use design to achieve certain goals.