18 Jan '12, 12pm

We love old war posters. Now, an artist is using this style to promote modern victory gardens: #art #gardening

We love old war posters. Now, an artist is using this style to promote modern victory gardens: #art #gardening

Every year, Portland designer Joe Wirtheim produces a new series of posters celebrating the Victory Garden of Tomorrow: The Victory Garden of Tomorrow is an original self-commissioned poster campaign designed to channel the bold energy of historical poster propaganda while building on the idea that there is power in small places. It is committed to civic innovation and social progress-- better food, better gardens, better cities. It is artful advocacy for the modern homefront. © Joe Wirtheim He explains the attraction: I enjoyed the charm of the active-voice propaganda, like a mother telling you to eat your vegetables - who can argue with that? Planting a garden, riding a bike, and just getting up and doing something. I found out that kind of art is called "agit-prop" or agitational propaganda, because it persuades the audience to get up and do something, not just change t...

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