New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is criticized after she has unveiled her new Green New Deal posters, the design of which has been compared to propaganda images from the Soviet era.
& # 39; Surprise! I am pleased to announce the launch of our # GreenNewDeal art series with custom Bronx & Queens GND posters, & # 39; said Ocasio-Cortez in a series tweets to its 5.27 million followers Friday.
& # 39; These posters force us to present our future with a Green New Deal in two of our beloved NY-14 parks: Pelham Bay & Flushing Meadows, & # 39; she said addedand noted that the posters & # 39; made in the US & # 39; and & # 39; union-printing & # 39; goods.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made two Green New Deal posters via Twitter on Friday
Her tweets caught the attention of trolls compared to propaganda art from the Soviet Union
One of the two Green New Deal posters. It has the Bronx Victory Memorial statue in the Bronx Pelham Bay Park
The second Green New Deal poster with the iconic globe and observatory towers made for the New York World & Fair in 1964, located in Queen & Flushing Meadows
One poster shows a stylized representation of the Bronx Victory Memorial statue on top of a column in the Pelham Bay Park of the Bronx, while the other shows the iconic globe and observatory towers made for the New York World & # 39; s Fair in 1964 in Queen & # 39; s Flushing Meadows.
Both use an industrial-style typography with a distinct flair from the 1930s.
Ocasio-Cortez spokesperson City lab that the posters were designed by Tandem in New York, the same design studio that worked on her election campaign art.
The opponents of Ocasio-Cortez quickly came up with the poster artwork and compared it with propaganda images in the style of the Soviet Union.
Twitter trolls compared the posters of Ocasio-Cortez with propaganda art from the Soviet Union era, examples they have included in their tweets
Ocasio-Cortez clarified that her posters (left) were actually inspired by the art created under the works projects of Workslin Progress Administration by Franklin D. Roosevelt (right)
& # 39; Reminds me of Soviet propaganda posters. Lenin and Stalin also had & # 39; brilliant ideas & # 39 ;, wrote a Twitter user, who placed a poster from the Soviet era of a saluting woman in a peasant's blouse.
Another Twitter user responded to the Ocasio-Cortez tweets with other Soviet era posters and wrote: & # 39; Soviet Era Propaganda Art compared to AOC & # 39; s & # 39; Green New Deal & # 39; Propaganda Art. Tell us again how @RealDonaldTrump & # 39; property & # 39; is from the Russians. & # 39;
& # 39; She knows that this look resembles the propaganda of the Soviet Union, right? How spooky … & # 39; wrote a Twitter user.
& # 39; That is Soviet propaganda art & # 39 ;, wrote a Twitter user. & # 39; The Russians infiltrated the #GreenNewDeal. OMG. It's the Russians, the Russians, Russians !!!! & # 39;
It is unclear whether accusations on Twitter trolls led Ocasio-Cortez to clarify the inspiration behind her Green New Deal poster artwork, but that is exactly what she did about 40 minutes after she published the first tweet to reveal the images.
& # 39; Our # GreenNewDeal posters are inspired by the original New Deal, updated for our future & # 39 ;, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Friday, along with a short history lesson – & # 39; During the New Deal, FDR launched Federal One, an American project with 5,300 artists who created and taught art to represent the future of America. & # 39;
Ocasio-Cortez was spotted in The Bronx on Saturday and revealed the posters to visitors to the event
She then added a New Deal from the Franklin D. Roosevelt era, poster with an advertisement for an event in the Grand Teton National Park, with a colorway, art style and lettering similar to that on her own posters.
Federal project number one was the name of a series of Works Progress Administration projects in which artists, musicians, actors and writers were employed and alleged to have created more than 100,000 public works of art, including 35,000 poster designs.
Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that & # 39; we strive to tailor # GreenNewDeal art to local communities across America & # 39; and develop a line of reusable products that are consistent with policy sentiment.
The Green New Deal policy of Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts, Senator Ed Markey, is aimed at achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions in 10 years and creating thousands of jobs in renewable energy.
Republicans have criticized the initiative and call it unrealistic, while the Trump government has eagerly focused on increasing the production of oil, gas and coal on federal and private land, while addressing climate change concerns.
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