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Austerity and Visual Propaganda

Benefit broods with five kids, The Sun, December 2012 It has become a weekly if not a daily ritual in Rupert Murdoch’s British tabloid newspaper The Sun : in big and bold articles it writes how ‘feckless’ citizens work or cheat the state’s benefit system in order to support a lifestyle above and beyond what…

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The Salaryman Trope

Welcome to Tokyo, performed by World Order, 2013 The Japanese pop band ‘World Order’ just released a visually striking video to their new track ‘Welcome to Tokyo’ written in response to Tokyo’s successful Olympic bid for the year 2020. Lead by Genki Sudo, a martial art specialist, the video consists of a series of clips…

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25 Most Read Articles

Three years ago I wrote my first post for this blog. To celebrate this occasion – the third blogiversary as it is referred to by bloggers – I thought you might benefit from a list of the 25 most read articles. I have also installed this list on the sidebar if you wish to revisit…