We have discussed propaganda in the Ancient Art History class and in Art Appreciation we have looked at graphic design. In both cases it’s interesting to consider how powerful graphics can be to convey a message. What is particularly interesting to think about is that in the religious community here in Jerusalem people don’t watch television, movies, play video games, or use computer except for work or study. So it’s very interesting that children’s backpacks have images from popular culture devoid of their “meaning”. What captures a child’s attention when they don’t know the story behind it?
The Sumo wrestler on the back of the truck obviously gives you a sense of how “macho” the delivery capabilities are of this trucking company. Do those following it even know it’s a sumo wrestler very scantily dressed? People dress modestly so are they offended seeing this or just puzzled?