agri-prop :: spring 2005
Agri-Prop: A University of Houston Graphic Design / Architecture Collaborative Project
Agri-Prop is derived from Agit-Prop, a form of political propaganda used during the Russian
Revolution to inform, influence and mobilize public opinion. This propaganda was
displayed on large street art pieces applied directly to mobile structures such as trains.
Along with imagery, the works were covered with slogans and iconography.
Our Agri-Prop also serves to inform, influence and mobilize the public, though its message
is ecological in nature. The Agri-Prop marries a mobile structure with a Houston specific
ecologic problem and promotes a solution. Additionally, it incorporates plant material
The First Flush Filter is an Agri-Prop conceived of and built by a team composed of one
graphic designer and three architects from the University of Houston.
Designer: Kathryn Kelley
Architects: Raven Bell, Blake Krause, Brad Naeher
triptych project documentation (60"x30")
informational icons created for propoganda