Friday, December 10, 2010

Message is the medium

Somewhere on my overloaded bookshelves at home is a well thumbed copy of The 100 Greatest Posters.

In fact now I think about it I'm sure I have a couple of books about great posters.

Yet nowhere within the pages of any of these books will you find what I consider to be a truly great poster - War is Over by John Lennon & Yoko Ono.

Like most great advertising it sells a dream rather than reality.

The art direction is so good you don't notice it.

And the use of punction goes against most guidelines of good taste.

Although credited to John & Yoko I suspect that Yoko was the creative lead on the project.

Sad thing is the message is more relevant than ever this Christmas.


Blogger Eaon Pritchard said...

Glad you were paying attention at my Junior presso... ;)

9:21 AM  
Blogger Stan Lee said...

I wnet to a major (and I do mean major) retrospective of Yoko's work in Tokyo a few years back. Amazing! She was/is an amazing talent. Still a shit singer though!

11:19 AM  
Blogger Eaon Pritchard said...

No-one does the high pitched screeching quite like yoko.
Axl Rose got it all off her...

1:01 PM  

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