They Live: A Visual And Cultural Awakening
Written and directed by filmmaker John Carpenter, They Live (1988) is a cult classic. Despite being dismissed by critics at the time, the film has since earned a reputation for its political satire, social commentary, philosophical and technological forecasting, and visual aesthetics. Conceived by designer Craig Oldham, this publication is a celebration of the films significance today, and explores its influences, inspiration, and ideas, as well as its unnervingly topical social, cultural, and political relevance. From the Matrix films, popular 80s nostalgia, and conspiracy theories, to rampant consumerism and fake news, They Live resonates in our world today, perhaps now more than ever.