Description As huge fans of Orwell's novel 1984, we've attempted to create a host of INGSOC Party memorabilia with an air of authenticity and creativity. We often fuse modern elements with vintage styles in a way that we think Winston Smith might have seen in the dystopian world of Airstrip One.However, for this poster, the most important of the 1984 propaganda memorabilia, we wanted to keep things very vintage and true to the story as much as possible.We decided to paint a new image of Big Brother in menacing fashion. We took artistic license in making the Big Brother head without the characteristic mustache that Orwell describes in the book, but tried create instead an almost godlike, omniscient face floating through the dark.In the novel, it isn't exactly clear if Big Brother is an actual person, or a sort of made up authority figurehead used to personify the INGSOC party. Because of this we attempted to give the face a surreal quality. As if the image was almost a composite of physical features the inner party tested and placed together for maximum paranoia.
Liberty Maniacs, Minnesota Member Since January 2009 Artist Statement LibertyManiacs.com was founded in 2003 on the notion that people’s freedom—liberty—is, was, and always will be the driving force of progress, happiness, and well-being in the World. We believe like-minded people have always wanted to express their ideas, but there has been a lack of fun, cool products to do so.
Thus, LibertyManiacs.com is a multi-partisan, highly opinionate, passionate, and aggressive advocate for freedom making the coolest stuff for people that fit that same bill. We venerate liberty, and creatively rebuke the ideas, individuals, and institutions that act against it. How? By offering individuals instantly customizable, high quality products that forward the freedom message and are shipped in 24 hours.
Multi-partisan? You guys made that up.
You caught us. But we think the word fits. Liberty Maniacs rejects the false dichotomy of two party political systems because, well, there are other parties out there. It probably doesn't come as a news flash to you that no party is right all the time. So we give credit where credit is due, and give heck where it's due too. In our view, liberty isn't partisan, the absence of it is.
Aren't you just crazy libertarians?
Sure. Of course we are! We tend to think that when it comes down to it about 65% of you are too. I'll show you a brief, albeit simplistic illustration of what we mean. Here's the American Heritage Dictionary's definition of libertarian.
1. One who advocates maximizing individual rights and minimizing the role of the state.
2. One who believes in free will.
Now if you fall into either category, you're a Liberty Maniac like us. Welcome. Sure, we might have a whole lot of disagreement about the details, but that doesn't change the fact that you're a freedom-loving, free-will professing, liberty junky!