In Slate: “The Propaganda of Concern”

Posted by Rob Walker on March 24, 2011
Posted Under: The Designed Life

I have a piece in Slate on help-Japan products:

Of course you’re concerned about the well-being of the Japanese people in the wake of the earthquake, tsunami, and still-unfolding nuclear crisis. But do you have the tastefully designed products to prove it?

It’s an ugly question, sure, but one that’s becoming hard to avoid, given the onslaught of help-Japan posters, T-shirts, and so on and so on, popping up all over the Web.

The rest is here. Big, big thanks to all have emailed/tweeted/otherwise spread the piece!

There are even more examples out there since it went up, far too many to include. But here are a couple of things people have let me know about:

Further diversion may be found at MKTG Tumblr, and the Consumed Facebook page.

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