Flirting With Fascism: The Design World’s Bizarre Romance With Totalitarian Imagery


people’s anxiety towards these images/texts only indicates that deep down, everyone knows ‘democracy’ didn’t win over ‘totalitarianism’ . in fact fascism is still very present, but the ruling class has given it new names like ‘globalization’ and ‘war on terror’

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Earlier this week, complaints regarding a J.C. Penney billboard in Culver City resulted in the removal of an expensive piece of signage. Apparently, it looked too much like an evil dictator; viewed from a certain angle, the ad for a Michael Graves-designed Bells and Whistles Stainless Steel Tea Kettle featured a handle that looked like a neatly parted mop of hair, a spout that resembled a saluting arm, and a lid knob that looked like Oliver Hardy’s adorable toothbrush mustache.

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