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The Mid-Century Ad Art of the Mighty American Military Industrial Complex. Some of the most interesting, creative (and amusing) ad concepts of the 40's and 50's are the ones that were devised by and for American industry in the period after World War II.

The Mid-Century Ad Art of the Mighty American Military Industrial Complex

President Dwight D. Eisenhower didn't use the term "Military Industrial Complex" until 1961, but the notion of industry playing a dual role of defense contractor and supplier of domestic goods is telegraphed in many of the ads that appeared in Fortune magazine a decade earlier. Also intriguing are the multitude of ads that signaled the dawn of the technological age - and the fervor with which industry embraced its role in steering America to its manifest destiny of world leadership through scientific advancement... ... atomically fused to the tenets of capitalism. I mean really, if it was "better to be dead, than red"... Some Things from Some Other People. Browse Pictures. Poster Archives. Pic-Dump Januar 2009. 01/04/08 - 01/05/08. In 1970 Angela Davis, Communist Party member, radical and sympathiser of the black power movement that included the Black Panthers, was captured by police.

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Accused of being an accomplice to an attempted Black Panther escape attempt she was held until 1972 when she was tried and acquitted. There were a number of Cuban posters celebrating the Black Panthers, and supporting the American civil rights movement. This 1972 poster by Alfredo Rostgaard celebrating Davis' release is typical of Cuban artists' reliance on visual techniques, lacking explanatory text. For such a major event (Davis arrived in Cuba to a rapturous welcome soon after her release) the lack of bright colour in this poster is a surprise.

When I visited Rostgaard in Cuba a few years ago he showed me a lot of his recent work that featured sprayed ink but this is the only poster I have seen that uses the technique. OSPAAAL poster archive. Justseeds. Classeurs de IISG. ANC Poster collection. Category: Propaganda. Soviet Union propaganda posters. The Chairman Smiles - Introduction. The former Soviet Union, Cuba, and China: three countries where posters played an important political role and received a large amount of artistic attention.

The Chairman Smiles - Introduction

This is a selection of 145 political posters, famous masterpieces as well as equally beautiful but unknown examples drawn from the collection of the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam. 'The Chairman Smiles' gives an image of stormy political developments. The Soviet posters chronicle the Revolution of 1917, the following civil war and the attempts to build a new society, the Five Year Plans of the 1930s and Joseph Stalin's dictatorship. Attempts to follow an independent course dominate the Cuban posters from the 1960s, with special attention to mobilizing and informing the people and to spreading culture.

Of course, the image these posters give is not impartial. This presentation is built around digitized images of 145 posters: 33 from the Soviet Union, 33 from Cuba, and 79 from China. Go to: Offensive & Politically Incorrect Advertising & Propaganda. Racism This marmelade ad from 1910 shows amongst others, a golliwog.

Offensive & Politically Incorrect Advertising & Propaganda

I've never seen one in my lifetime, but, to my surprise, they are apparently still for sale in some countries. While they are quite grotesque stereotypes of africans, I suppose their cutesy, innocent qualities makes up for it in the eyes of some. The Evolution of Propaganda Design: US Retro Posters. The emergence of a new kind of aesthetic in Russian and Soviet art after the revolution of 1917 largely resulted from the state having experienced a revolution, the arts became revolutionary too and changed dramatically.

The Evolution of Propaganda Design: US Retro Posters

In the United States, no such revolution occurred, which is quite evident in US World War I propaganda, which usually employs a visual language similar to earlier works. By the time of the Great Depression of the 1930s things really started to change, and American posters took on a new direction. I include some posters here that weren't state sponsored, and thus might not be propaganda in a strict sense, but I consider them all noteworthy and interesting, so I hope you can forgive me for this. While American propaganda of this period carried on older traditions in graphic design, and was not as groundbreaking as Soviet propaganda of the same period, it is nevertheless fascinating.

World War I 1 & 2. 3. 4. Posters from the WPA. Chinese Posters. DPRKcool - North Korean (DPRK) Propaganda Posters, Artwork & Memorabilia. Hand-Painted from North Korea Buy from our collection of genuine one-of-a-kind North Korean hand-painted propaganda posters, paintings and other artwork.

DPRKcool - North Korean (DPRK) Propaganda Posters, Artwork & Memorabilia

This unique and rare DPRK artwork and political memorabilia make for great gifts--for you or for the person who has everything. Own a piece of history: some posters feature modern propaganda, while others feature themes from the Korean War or the Japanese occupation of the Korean peninsula. We also carry a large selection of movie and cinema posters and original oil artwork from known North Korean artists. Our buyers include art collectors, historians, professors and world travelers who are interested in owning cultural, political and propaganda war posters, propaganda cartoons and communist memorabilia.

Please note that deliveries may be delayed leading up to and during the Lunar New Year celebrations this month. We expect to be listing some more inexpensive items and memorabilia in the spring. VIETNAMESE PROPAGANDA ART. VEB orange - Das Kaufmuseum.