Joe Wirtheim's Profile
I call my art project "The Victory Garden of Tomorrow." It is a self-commissioned poster campaign designed to channel the bold energy of historical poster propaganda. It is committed to civic innovation and social progress -- better food, better gardens, and better cities. It is design, politics and whimsy for the modern home front.
The campaign's distinct style and wit draws from my fascination with World War II-era propaganda posters. Looking at them now, I feel they say so much about America's core identity. I've combined these styles with the NYC World's Fair of 1939 and its "World of Tomorrow" theme which had its own set of compelling advertising posters. Those exciting graphics spoke for America's ambition to enter a better future; an ambition that contrasted with the great depression of the 1930's. These two events said so much to me about our current state that I couldn't help...
- Born on January 4
- Joined June 5, 2008