Saturday, May 31, 2014

Protest Posters at the V&A

There was a great display of political posters in the Print and Drawings gallery at the Victoria & Albert Museum when we visited last week. Created to support controversial social movements in the 20th and 21st centuries, John and I found them fascinating and powerful. Here's a sampling of them.

American anti-draft poster during the protests against the Vietnamese war, 1960s.

British Women's votes, c 1918.

German Workers and Citizens, 1918

Mao Tse Tung promising a brighter future

Angela Davis Defence Committee, 1971

Women Free our Sisters, 1969.

Protesting the war Coalition against Iraq. 2003.

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