Message from Josh OH in Front And Center #activism
Here's a good one
A better one
Another idea I am working on
That looks great. Would poster.
Probably can't use because of photo, but still love this.
That design seems too 1.0, to be frank.
yea it may be good, but not for PF
My criticism of the "this is our home" design is that the symbolism should be a bit more... masculine. Our target demographic isn't women here, and the wheatfields stuff gets a bit played out.
Rugged pioneer-explorer-conqueror-warrior, not so much motherly figures.
A lot of our posters are politically oriented. Am playing around with trying to reach man's emotions like family
ehhh I guess it depends on who you are recruiting
are men not attracted to imagery of women?
On swimsuit magazines, sure, but not for organizations based on radical street activism.
but defending the family is a motiivation for lot of us
but maybe that is not good for recruiting
Family stuff is for actually doing, and we can promote it that way, showing that people are actually doing it, having big meets with families, things like that.
But when it comes to activism, that's the outward set of teeth, aggression, power, forward momentum, attack attack attack, is the feeling you should be going for.
it kind of humanizes the org in a way
so more aggressive and power oriented designs?
When it comes to complex things like family support and all that, **show don't tell.** We can show our community of family oriented guys, and it'll do way better than just telling people we're pro family in a poster.
not to sound like a jerk, but what is the exact purpose of the posters
to trigger and to recruit
Yes, in a nutshell
Also, they're widely circulated, and form as a basis for promoting a brand, of sorts.
On top of that, they help bring people up to speed with small scale activism.
So they can work their way up.
yea that makes sense
my fav poster right now is the welcome one
because I think it is actually something that has a clear meaninful message. How all that is good is under attack. I wanted to go more in that direction.
Not here not ever with the eagle will always get me.
i guess symbols about communism and jews are powerful and recruit a certain awaken individual
For instance, with the "this is our home" slogan, it could benefit from adding in a call to action in the form of "fight for it!" as well. And showing an idealized figure of an activist with a flag and mask, or something of that caliber.
call to actions are empowerig and are our core, since we are activists
If you're looking for working ideas maybe find old pictures or artwork of pioneers / settlers / cowboy like images with men armed leading their family into the frontier sort of thing.
Love family centered images because that is why I am here but an image of a baby or a white women alone is not enough maybe.
I think images that are masculine and aggressive both trigger Marxist trash which means spotlight and also shames/challenges/inspires young men to rise to the fight. Images that are too soft even if they are something precious don't hit all the points at once. Only my opinion.