Modern Propaganda Posters Inspired by History

On a recent trip to Normandy we decided to finally take to time to go & see one of the war memorials that we drive past each year. We went a little out of our way to the memorial in Caen & during the opening exhibition I found a display of propaganda posters that I found really interesting.

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While these images caught my eye at the time, perhaps due to the knowledge of the studies I was about to begin, I didn’t realize at the time their relation to the early works of propaganda from the artists & publishing houses of the Russian Revolution such as Dimitri Moor, El Lissitzky & The Contemporary Lubok.

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Though I have to admit, even without the knowledge of their origins, the impact of these images is immense and you certainly get pulled in by the power of the imagery.

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