I loved that ridiculous rumor that started circling in the 80's about the song Hotel California being a song about satanism.
For those who missed this lovely story, here is the short version.
Hotel California is the hit album and song produced in 1976 by the Eagles' rock band.
Apparently, on the inside of the album cover, Anton LaVey (founder of the Church of Satan in 1966) is seen peering down from the balcony.
The Eagles' manager, Larry Salter, admitted in the Waco Tribune-Herald (Feb. 28, 1982), that the Eagles were involved with the Church of Satan! This is how this rumor started.
A friend of mine is working on all sorts of custom made jewelry, so we figured that we should make something that could be called a collaboration. We have created a small series of metal brooches suitable all sorts of avant-garde fashion attacks.
Packaging was inspired by Jehovah Witness propaganda illustration.
Since when did large chunks of populations used to eating bread, pasta and other wheat products suddenly suffer from gluten sensitivity?
Is it more accurate to call the movement the gluten-free fad or the gluten-free craze? Several studies are suggesting people who think they are gluten sensitive are not, and that wheat is not to blame for the rise of celiac disease.
Proud Neighborhoods of Novi Sad is a Propaganda Department project that started in 2015. The idea was, and the still is, to create heraldry for every major neighborhood in Novi Sad, Republic of Serbia. Heraldry that will stay with people, not just a new fad that will pass in few months.
This particular heraldry is loosely based on Freemason signage and insignia mixed with signs of American gangs from early 1920 to 1950.
Also, this correlation is not the coincidence. Although this city was populated even in Neolithic times, Modern Novi Sad neighborhoods rose in the 20th century. Heaving this in mind it is understandable that some of the archetypes used here draw directly from modern times, like spray cans, razor blades, etc.
There was actually a time when kids were able to relate to this. When so-called glue sniffin' was something that young misfits used to do.
There was a time when this cheapest drug was a way of showing your attitude; it was a symbol of a rebel. As crazy as it sounds, inhaling toxic fumes from the nylon bag was a way to stick it to the man.
As per usual since 2000, the citizens of Novi Sad and their guests rejoice at the end of each summer with the Street Musicians Festival, which brings the most diverse artists from the international and local scene to the city streets.
The festival does not only welcome artists whose street performances are their way of life, but authors who wish to assert their art through their desire and ambition. The idea not to divide artists between “street” and “established” arrives from our belief that art always belongs to the streets, regardless of the phase it is going through.
That is where the Propaganda Department comes in!
"La révolution dévore ses enfants" is an adage coined by French journalist Jacques Mallet du Pan who took part in the French revolution. It refers to the fact that after applying the "revolutionary justice" to the members of the old regime, there comes a time when the same justice is done to the heroes of the revolution.
"Trust the Media" design is inspired by few things that sculpted pop culture itself. The message came straight from the 1988 "They Live" movie. Messages shown on the walls, TV and in the papers in that film are so straight to the point that is almost rude.
Movie tells a story about Japanese history, beginning with wars in 1600 AD. Starting with Japanese civil wars and the falling of Shogunate, after which comes the period of Japanese attacks on Russia and China, through the period of Great War and World War II. To this point the movie is made like a documentary, but after that it becomes a fiction. Japan prospers for the greater good of the mankind to the point when Earth is attacked by an alien force. Japan, trained for war, is the only one who can stand in the way of this much advanced war civilization. This is the time when they activate their robots, to fight against alien threat.
It was a honest mistake. Nobody told us that that particular wall was of the limits and therefore it was forbiden to paint on it. Fortunately we took Banksy's advice and used safety workers vests. Nobody bothered us for hours... but than police came by.