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Dystopian food is here today

A post on reddit started this. Packaging is usually eye-popping to grab the consumer and make them buy a particular brand. Wal-Mart, and others, are now going the dystopian route in their packaging. Wal-Mart Sweden Or just come to Sweden! We already have this kind of brand here: “Blåvitt” (which means “Blue-white“, like the colors on the box). They have corn flakes and a bunch of other stuff. It just says exactly what the product is on the label. Kaffe is coffee, lingonsylt is lingonberry jam, skål is bowl, mugg is mug, and so on. […]

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Elections are always a contentious time. This year, in Australia, all of the major television networks have refused to air an ad created by GetUp Australia as they consider it distasteful or they don’t want to anger Rupert Murdoch. Channel 10 said outright on the phone that they wouldn’t run the ad because it criticises [sic] another media outlet. Lachlan Murdoch is on the company’s board. We’re sure the two are totally unrelated. Channel 7 refused the ad because “the creative execution was considered distasteful and potentially offensive to our audience, so we have decided […]

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What domestic spying means to you: analyzing trends in propaganda on a global scale. Transcript and sources. Alternate Vimeo link. Tweet

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Aaron Wood has created several social media propaganda posters. You can purchase one of his many 11×14 posters. I posted my favorite below, but you can see all of Aaron’s work on his etsy page. Tweet

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North Korean propaganda videos are certainly entertaining. This time, their video targets the United States with KN-08 missiles that are intended on hitting Washington, Colorado Springs, Los Angeles, and Honolulu. The only problem is, they have no idea that Colorado Springs is in Colorado, nor do they even know where Colorado is. You can hear the narrator mention Colorado Springs at about 1 minute, 20 seconds into the video, as a scary-looking line is shown shooting out from North Korea and landing somewhere in the vicinity of Shreveport, La., a 900-mile drive southeast from the […]

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