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.
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.
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.
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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.