The Black, White and Red Revolution

My installation reminds me of propaganda and revolution, I am wondering if this is why Barbara Kruger chose these colours for some of her work. I did some research online and found some great posters and artworks, all in these colours. There is a fascinating site here that gives a history of propaganda posters going back to the early 1900’s, you can see how the posters have been inspired  over the years by art movements of the time. Below is an example of an early Russion revolutionary poster, clearly influenced by modernism and the likes of Marc Chagall.

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Image retrieved on 17/4/2014 from: http://guity-novin.blogspot.co.nz/2010/05/chapter-29-propaganda-posters.html

The poster beow is a Chinese woodblock print, celebrating Chairman Mao.

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Then we have my favourites, the Che Guavara posters, both old and new. There is something about the wild eyes Che, that stirs my heart into a revolution of it’s own. Skown below is an older poster featuring Che’s famous chant: Hasta la Victoria Siempre –– Until Victory – Always.

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Image retrieved on 17/4/2014 from: http://www.europosters.co.uk/posters/che-guevara-revolution-v7208

The next poster is a modern design, using vector graphics, I like this, it remnds me of my dymo tape labels.

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The final poster is another contemporary image, showing great use of colours and fonts to depict the evolutionary hero.

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