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KICK THEIR AXIS Propaganda Poster by PaulSizer KICK THEIR AXIS Propaganda Poster by PaulSizer
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WIth this image being favorited so many times, I wanted to say a few words about this imagery and ideas used in this poster (based on this original submission: PaulSizer.deviantart.com/art/R…:

This poster is an emulation of propaganda posters from the World War 2 era. Propaganda, by it's definition, is simplification of ideas to elicit a reaction from the greatest number of people. During this era, these kinds of posters were used to rally the allies against a common enemy, that of the Nazi party and Hitler's military complex (and later Japan).

While I do agree that Hitler's ideals and actions are some of the most atrocious in history, I DO NOT endorse the automatic assignment of the actions of a person to the actions of a nation or ethnicity. We saw this raise its head after 9/11, and it was ugly and sad to see that it still exists. Hate towards anyone is not something I wish to foster or encourage, but I also feel it's important to recognize when we are being asked to feel that way and question it, given the repercussions of unthinking actions (i.e. the last 8 years of American politics).

In making this poster, while light-hearted in intent, I did understand that it showed a simple-mindedness of intent that did permeate lots of the propaganda (on both sides) of the time. I would encourage viewers to take note of this, and look around them to see other examples of this used for ill ends.

Also, iconic typography and images like this poster uses can be used for good or bad purposes (for good use, see the recent Barack Obama "YES WE CAN" campaign posters!). Design works if it is well done; but the message of the design is as, if not more, important.

Also, to all persons out there named Fritz: this poster is NOT a slight to you. In war times like this, generic names were assigned to persons to represent a nation or ethnicity. Using a name like Fritz was another oversimplification in an attempt to assign actions to "the enemy" we as Americans were fighting. "Fritz" was also a generic term for any German soldier. It is not my intent to foster this kind of branding, but rather to bring it to light so that we can react and counter it when we see it happening today. We work better together than apart.

Thanks for reading and understanding. The smarter we are, the more art enhances our lives.
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OK, OK, this poster is NOW available as a 9" x 12" print!
www.deviantart.com/print/48877…
Order away, and thanks for your support.
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This poster design, and all elements of this poster, are ©Paul Sizer/Sizer Design+Illustration, and may not be used without express permission from the artist.
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REMAKE: BLACK ANGEL Poster by *PaulSizer One of the more debated pieces in the advertising section, let alone Deviant Art. I felt not only the artwork but the artist’s description feedback and the deviant comments that followed are worth this DD. My full comments are below. ( Featured by zandog )
:icondubsman81:
dubsman81 Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
what is the font?
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Bureau Agency Bold
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:icondubsman81:
dubsman81 Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
Thanks mate, poster is awesome
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:iconthe-shattered-number:
the-shattered-number Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the style you have in this artwork, and the thought you put behind it.
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks; the illusion that I put as much thought into it beforehand as I did afterwards is part of the magic. : )
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:icongiganticpotatohead:
giganticpotatohead Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
legibly would have been a hit in ww2 
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:iconnottheonlyboyforyou:
NotTheOnlyBoyForYou Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
Wow I found this by doing a google search for Nazi propaganda and you popped up! This poster is totally kick-ass (haa).
I love the art dude, especially your design and WWII stuff--some of it's really similar to things I'm working on now. I hope to be a designer someday...so thanks for the inspiration and keep on doin' it ;P
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the good words, and keep on working toward your goals.  I know I am. ; )
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:icontychogen:
TYCHOGEN Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
Hey, I'm apart of Facebook's ANTI ISIS page. I have a friend that lives in London that has been looking for propaganda artist, so he can hang up posters to support London's freedom. If you or someone of similar artistic quality would like to help out by creating a symbol of London and other Nations that support uniqueness, please message me.
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Send me an email at paul@paulsizer.com and we can discuss further...
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:iconbambambaby8:
BamBamBaby8 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Actually going to use this in my WWII History project :heart: So much love for this poster!!!
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Cool; tell 'em Paul Sizer did the poster! : )
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:iconbambambaby8:
BamBamBaby8 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Student General Artist
For sure!! :3 
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:iconjswoodhams:
JSWoodhams Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome, I recently set up a website called 'Poster Spy' which is a social network/portfolio solution for poster artists and I'd love it if you could share your work with the other artists. 

Sign up here!
posterspy.com
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:iconthegurch:
TheGurch Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
awesome!!!!
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you dig!
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:iconthegurch:
TheGurch Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
Sure do. I plan on doing one of thes sometime soon
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:iconaurumarrows:
AurumArrows Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student Writer
You, good sir, are the master at creating propaganda posters. If you were alive during WWII making these kind of things,  I would think that civilians would be more motivated to fight. 
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly. I would try to do my part to eliminate the need for war, but barring that, anything to help speed things along to a quick and mutually agreeable end would be a goal as well.
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:iconknightofspades:
KnightofSpades Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
Lol why did they not use this during the war? Its perfect.
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Guess I was just born too late!
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:icontigrrboy:
TigrrBoy Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Bravo to you for a design that stands strong with its composition and aesthetic appeal. I love seeing art that invites the viewer to consider significant issues with relevance to current as well as past social scenarios. Furthermore, your write up provides additional context to help understand the motivations involved. Nice work!
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. This piece showed me the importance of two things: respecting the power of having a platform and a voice, and the responsibility of speaking intelligently once you have that platform. 
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:iconclaudusales:
ClaudusAles Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
All of the awesome
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:iconmrmonicle:
mrmonicle Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
lol kick their anazis Dying laughing here x3


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:icontomytieneblas74:
tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Zesty! And yes I would kick some Nazi ass !! :D
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You are the first person to use "zesty" in a critique of my art. Kudos!
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:icontomytieneblas74:
tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks 4 the Kudos, sir ! #1 
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:iconthegreenbeatle:
TheGreenBeatle Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Love it :clap:
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:iconfarkker13:
Farkker13 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Really well done.
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsevenskies1990:
sevenskies1990 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful
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:iconveelore:
Veelore Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I couldn't help but laugh when I saw this, it's awesome :D
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Then my task is complete! : )
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:iconwolf-fang4:
Wolf-fang4 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
impressive work.
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks much!
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:iconniquitiin:
niquitiin Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
this is, just to cool :D
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconjbkong22:
jbkong22 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
ナチスを殺す
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:iconjbkong22:
jbkong22 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
私は黒と私は人種差別主義者だ
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:iconwelcometotheshow:
welcometotheshow Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Love the puns, and awesome at emulating that classic ww2 allied forces feel! Awesome! I'm a Huge fan of Soviet propaganda myself.
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks much for the good words!
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:iconlivelongwheel:
LivelongWheel Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
:icondatassplz: hhhhnnnnggg!!!
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:iconwh3tst0ne:
Wh3tst0nE Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
No pasarán!
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:iconak-d:
AK-D Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist
amazing!
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:iconcatacutan95:
catacutan95 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I wonder if fostering a discussion was your intent. It appears to be working quite nicely. That's good:)
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I didn't plan on it, but once it was under way, I wanted it to be clear and have a positive, educating direction.
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