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Thursday, July 29, 2004
THE ART OF PROPAGANDA POSTERS
Maarten sent me this link on Maoist Propaganda Posters ; it was pretty interesting so I decided to do a whole post on the subject of 'propaganda posters. As a medium, they have been used to motivate participation in both the noblest and the most evil of causes. I will leave you to decide which is which, and just provide the links here..
I found one other good site for Chinese posters..
During the First World War, the art of the propganda poster really took off..
The Spanish Civil War was marked by great artistic efforts in poster art..
National Socialism is often one of the first things to come to mind when the word 'propaganda' is mentioned. This site, while claiming neutrality, seems a but suspect to me. I mean, if you're 'neutral' about the Holocaust, seems you're not 'neutral' at all.. Here's a more responsible study of Nazi posters, before 1933 and 1933 to 1945.
Canadian propaganda posters from WWII
Polish Posters from 1951-1957
A vast collection, though a rather confusing site, of Eastern Bloc propaganda posters..
Supposedly, some Cubans sued to have their posters taken off the above site, but someone had downloaded them and put them up here..
Posters of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict
Extreme Islamicist Posters (includes non-poster images as well, such as postage stamps..)
Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise.