DCist: The Story Behind The 4,000 WWII-Inspired Posters Around D.C.

Rachel Kurzius, DCist

The new posters plastered around D.C. have a vintage look, but the Make America Great Again hats and references to tweets assure viewers that they’ve been designed recently.

The 4,000 posters come from Project Scholl, “a group of progressives committed to confronting white supremacy, violence, and oppression in all forms,” the group told DCist over email.

The project is named for German student Sophie Scholl, a young member of the anti-Nazi resistance movement executed by the Germans for treason after she was discovered distributing anti-war leaflets. She was 21.