Posters of revolution and protest

In November 2014 I visited the V&A's 'Disobedient Objects' exhibition, and the posters gallery on the 3rd floor. The striking graphics on show inspired me to start this board.
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An iconic picture of Che Guevara. The style of typography at the bottom hints at when it was designed.  ¡Venceremos! (We Shall Overcome!) poster, unknown artist, around 1970. Museum no. E.685-2004

(We Shall Overcome!) poster, unknown artist, around Museum no. (PS, I do not like or support Che. He was a terrible human being, despite what hipsters think. Read his bio. Like the poster layout though.

The ink used in this poster was made from sand polluted by an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Another Anthony Burrill. Brilliant as usual. 'Oil & Water don't mix' silk-screen print using spilt oil from the Mexican Gulf and all proceeds went to the coalition to restore coastal Louisiana.

Poster exhorting artists to carry on producing work during the credit crunch.

The creative industries battle cry – designed and printed by Aida Wild.

No halftones here, just bold, engaging design.

A History of Graphic Design: Chapter Posters in Social Protests

Not quite a poster; defaced currency can carry a message just as well though. Andy Dao and Ivan Cash, Occupy George overprinted dollar bill, 2011.

defaced currency can carry a message just as well though. Andy Dao and Ivan Cash, Occupy George overprinted dollar bill,

This was my favourite poster from the V&A today. The head of a polar bear reflects the Shell logo – it's recognisable, but with a slight amendment now takes on an evil form.

This was my favourite poster from the V&A today. The head of a polar bear reflects the Shell logo – it's recognisable, but with a slight amendment now takes on an evil form.

The stencil lettering works really well with this limited colour palette.

The stencil lettering works really well with this limited colour palette.


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El cine mexicano se convirtió en una industria poderosa que lo mismo producía para el mercado interno que para la exportación.

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Periodo llamado milagro mexicano (1952-1973)

Periodo llamado milagro mexicano (1952-1973)

En el estadio de Ciudad Universitaria se inauguraban los Juegos Olímpicos, el 12 de octubre de 1968.

En el estadio de Ciudad Universitaria se inauguraban los Juegos Olímpicos, el 12 de octubre de 1968.

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After months of demonstrations, on the eve of the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City — a mere 10 days before the opening ceremonies — troops and police fired upon a group of unarmed student.

Presidente Gustavo Díaz Ordaz.

Presidente Gustavo Díaz Ordaz.

Se funda la Asociación Mexicana de Médicos Residente e Internos (AMMRI).

Se funda la Asociación Mexicana de Médicos Residente e Internos (AMMRI).

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1964. Estalló en la Ciudad de México una huelga de médicos del ISSSTE, quienes exigían el pago de sus aguinaldos; en respuesta, 206 huelguistas fueron despedidos.

1964. Estalló en la Ciudad de México una huelga de médicos del ISSSTE, quienes exigían el pago de sus aguinaldos; en respuesta, 206 huelguistas fueron despedidos.

World Cup Logos Redesigned To Protest Labor Abuses In Qatar - UltraLinx

World Cup Logos Redesigned To Protest Labor Abuses In Qatar

World Cup Logos Redesigned To Protest Labor Abuses In Qatar - UltraLinx

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