Recent comments in /f/propaganda

Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

Yeah, colour is not necessary. It depends what you're going for. If you're trying to mimic something official it may be unavoidable.

I tend to like things to look well-produced when I'm printing because I think it probably makes a difference in many cases.

Print places around me charge for 'coverage' how much of the paper is covered in ink. So cost-wise it's probably only realistic to have a blank sheet with a single colour and mostly just writing and empty space.

If I'm going as cheap as just printing a bunch of A4s I'd probably rather just spraypaint the box directly, or buy large blank sheets and spraypaint neat posters with stencils, because it seems like a lot of trouble to reproduce. (I'm imagining the process of going to steal at least several of these posters, bringing them home, then printing and sticking like 50 A4 sheets together just to make one, and then going and putting the posters back and that seems overboard).


Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

Thanks for the link, I was thinking about that as I posted this. I'm not sure if they have the same mechanisms to open them, I should check!

Mostly I'm just thinking about the high cost of colour printing those huge sheets of paper and doing enough of them to make it worthwhile, relative to spraypainting or wheatpasting. I have no idea how quickly they would be taken down where I live.


mofongo wrote (edited )

So just pretend everything is fine, until you are in a position that has equal or more power, then fight.

slaves stop revolting, when you get slaves you will understand us.


Pop wrote

I am not sold on this approach

how is invoking good emotions going to prevent already paranoid institutions from having a fear response, already violent authoritarian institutions from having a reason to harm you


chavermates OP wrote

The women who designed the now-famous Black Panther Party logo were, by their own admission, not particularly capable artists. They just happened to be available to help.

I hadn't thought of it before your comment, but I'd be more than happy to put together some kind of informal collective for poster and flyer-making. Who knows what kind of impact we might have?


Cheeks OP wrote

Anarchist without adjectives, but do lean a little more towards communalism. I wouldn't say say ancom though..

Anarchism is a social and political (some would say apolitical) philosophy, yes. But that doesn't retract from the fact that anarchist societies have existed.