BIG LIE AND LITTLE TRUTH
BIG LIE AND LITTLE TRUTH: GRAPHIC DESIGN IN PROPAGANDA AND BRANDING
UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS TONIGHT @ Phaidon Store, Today 7pm. 83 Wooster St (between Broome and Spring Sts)
To celebrate the release of the paperback version of Steven Heller’s book Iron Fists: Branding the 20th Century Totalitarian State, (which examines the propaganda campaigns of four of history’s most notorious dictators, Hitler, Lenin, Mussolini, and Mao), Phaidon will host a panel discussion tomorrow with Heller, Shepard Fairey, and Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spookey).
Called “Big Lie and Little Truth, Graphic Design and Propaganda in Branding” the event is co-sponsored by Esopus Magazine and—like the book itself—takes a look at the integral role graphic design plays in shaping and guiding human thought and action. As Heller says: “the concept is [about] making propaganda–good and bad–truth and lies. And how design and designers manipulate behavior.”
The event is free to attend, but RSVP is required. Please email to email@example.com.