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Richard Hay: Propaganda Tech Posters from Aaron Wood (gallery)

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Written by Richard Hay

Aaron Wood designs giftwrap by day and explores his own artistic visions by night by creating propaganda-style posters for social media.

Aaron Wood designs giftwrap by day and explores his own artistic visions by night by creating propaganda-style posters for social media.

Check out his posters and you’ll see that Aaron has clearly studied the iconography of WWII propaganda posters.  This jumps out at you when you look at his gallery of offerings at his Etsy site. Here are some fine examples of his faux propaganda posters.

Facebook (Join the Cause! Your friends’ farms need you!)

Pinterest (Your Mission: Pin all the Things!)

Apple Technology (Sophisticated Perfection)

Twitter (As long as you tweet, we cannot fail)

Google+ (+1)

Aaron has many other posters that are art deco and znd address other topics other than tech propaganda poster-themed.  He also addresses iconic games. My favorite is his homage to Zork that refers to the danger of being eaten by a fictional “grue” when the lights go out.

Zork (Don’t meet a Gruesome fate! Always carry a light source!)

I contacted Aaron Wood and spoke to him about his art. He told me he truly feels inspired by social media and how it is affecting the world. And he’s taken the opportunity to reach masses with a cool idea — the creation of parody posters revealing the aggressive competition between mega tech companies as source material for artistic license in his creations, which are going viral.

For aNewDomain.net, I’m +Richard Hay.

Disclosure: Richard Hay is our science and culture editor here at aNewDomain.net. He also has a day job as an engineer at Google. Richard’s stories do not reflect the opinion of Google and, per our ethics policy, he doesn’t cover Google, a company from which he directly profits, although a Google+ tech propaganda poster is in fact included in this article. Ed.

I hope you enjoy Aaron’s work.  I certainly have.

About the author

Richard Hay

Half-Chilean Texan, born in Loas Angeles, raised in West Germany, lived near Washington DC for 12 years, now working at Google.

Richard Hay is a network test engineer at Google but the opinions expressed are entirely his own. He is writing as Richard Hay, the individual, and nothing expressed should be read as representative of being an official company position.

  • hendog

    This is just TOO funny. Great job, Richard, and remarkable stuff from Aaron Wood. Wow.

  • Carolyn Ritchie

    Wonderful Art Work !!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/therealaaronwood Aaron Wood

    Thank you for this great write up on my work, Richard! 😀

  • http://dispersedthoughts.wordpress.com/ Robert Knight

    Awesome posters.