Thursday, July 13, 2017

Gretchen Bender at Wilkinson


The Darth Vader aesthetic, the almost imperceptibly slight shift required to bend our cultural images as though Empire's propaganda, the fascistic gothic version. Bender did, famously, design the credits for America's Most Wanted, probably the most explicitly authoritarian expression of US entertainment, in which the ostensible good of course skip judge and jury for exciting mercenary chase of the manhunt from the comfort of your home, call 1-800-CRIMETV, becoming themselves the long arm of the law, television which originated, strangely in Germany.