“John is not really dull” and other New Deal posters

March 11, 2009 at 7:23 am 1 comment

I am in love with these state-sponsored art posters created by the Federal Art Project under FDR’s New Deal. I love the idea that art was so heavily supported by the government and was used as a tool to promote such simple government virtues of the day. It has been about 75 years since the New Deal and our country is back to a familiar position. I wish that the government would think again of creating clever job opportunities for unemployed artists to take part in the revitalization of America. Readymade has a great post that includes some artists’ reimaginings of these classic posters.







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  • 1. lillieinthecity  |  March 11, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    yes! i love those posters–the first of yours with the bike and the “eat local, buy local, grow local” one are my favorites. i’ve been wanting to print one off and hang in my apt…

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