For the last Poster Monday in October we present the poster “Disinformation” designed by Wes Karchut from Colorado, United States. He has been a fine artist for over 25 years. “Originally I worked exclusively in oils and now have moved almost exclusively to digital art. I am mostly self-taught as much as anyone is self-taught with all of the wonderful design content on the web (clearly a good use of technology). I am a Colorado native and worked in a number of boring business jobs, but always doing design work personally and professionally”.
We asked Wes about the concepts behind his “Disinformation” poster and this is what he tells us: “The concept behind my poster is the displacement of traditional media with social media along with its attendant addictive qualities. The upside down orientation reflects how our world view has likewise been turned upside down and our brains manipulated by deep, psychological means built into these social media platforms. The backstory on this poster was a poster contest that I never entered, but for which I designed this poster. The contest theme was “disinformation and new media” I don’t know how to solve the problem of disinformation and social media, but I do believe raising awareness through a poster and other means is a good first step”.