"An airport book for business class" – pre-publication reviewer


Gorgeous War examines ways in which modernist design ideals influenced German and American heraldry, and argues that the two visual worlds form the foundations of contemporary corporate brand programs. What is the legacy of apparently toxic signs like the swastika? Inheritors of the post–Second World War world increasingly struggle to find an escape from an intensely branded environment—to find a place in their lives that is free of advertising and propaganda.


  • Short-listed, Foreword INDIES (War & Military) 2019


Gorgeous War is a tour de force through the worlds of design and propaganda—both military and corporate—in the United States and Germany. Filled with fascinating details, the book makes creative connections between worlds that were (and are) more closely connected than they first appear

- Alexander L. Fattal, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 2020