The Agawam Public Library is pleased to have local artist Aaron Wood display his social media propaganda posters on the lower level for the month of February.
The inspiration for Aaron’s work began in July 2011 when he joined the social network, Google+. After seeing much dissent and dislike for Facebook and Twitter on the fledging site, he was inspired to develop a series of social media propaganda images based off the themes and artwork of World War II propaganda posters. Since then he has created more than twenty posters with themes including Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, as well as companies like Apple and Spotify. This series of work has also appeared online, showing up on such sites as Design Milk, Laughing Squid, and The Next Web, as well as countless blogs. These posters also have been displayed in Vanity Fair Italy, the offices of Twitter, and in homes around the world. The posters are printed locally at Millennium Press in Agawam.
Aaron grew up in Agawam and in 1990 graduated from Agawam High School. He earned an Associates in Visual Arts from Holyoke Community College and in 1998 earned a Bachelors in Illustration form The Art Institute of Boston. Currently, he is a graphic designer of gift wrap with the local company Sullivan Private Label (part of Sullivan Paper) in West Springfield.
Aaron will be having an open house about his posters on Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. in the library’s small conference room.
Viewing is during regular library hours
Contact person: Joanne Szelag, 789-1550 ext. 101