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Retro Styles · 2007-02-25

Here is a little issue which comes to my mind more frequently lately. Current video artists and graphic designers seem to mimic the graphical styles of totalitarian decades (1930ies/40ies). This is probably not only for the coolnes of style. It is pretty clear what concerns do drive this revival, isn't it?

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They are probably right, we do drift towards some kind totalitarism. This time it seems to be technology induced, well wasn't it the same the last time? This time we - or better 'they' - do have technology at hand that enables us/them to control more efficiently than ever before.

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