Communist Propaganda At Its Best
Most political posters in this collection acquired in the former Soviet Union, Cuba, and China. These are three countries where posters played an important political role and received a large amount of artistic attention. They are published with the supervision of the Communist Party, and were designed to make people work harder, be better communists and good patriots. They are the official propaganda of communist regimes, and the reality was often quite different than what is portrayed in the poster. You can imagine how it was for the people in all communist countries in that difficult time without the right to think for themselves. But above all these posters are a feast to the eye. They were designed by gifted artists, for whom the poster was a unique opportunity to use their talents and reach a large audience at the same time. Be careful, most of these posters contain ruthless propaganda. Let’s take them as historical artifacts.