The first time I skimmed an online article about this Soviet-style poster that is now found on DC area trains, I thought it was a parody:
But it's real — or is it?
it IS real.
if you go to this page which is an advertising agency in jacksonville, florida
(was the Florida part any real surprise, now?)
you will see they won an “addy” award for this campaign. those are pretty well-documented.
i think the campaign is actually a little tongue-in-cheek.
most art directors are not exactly politically conservative.
i don’t know these people personally but i imagine they have a fine appreciation for
retro propaganda and irony.
a little digging will show this information:
Title: CSX Poster Series
Chris Smith, Illustrator/Art Director
Mike Barnhart, Illustrator/Art Director
Mike Guiry, Copywriter
Paul Calderbank, Account Manager
Chris Smith, Creative Director
Retouching, Joe Hodge
cool post, professor
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