Spectators at the Winter Olympics are treated to an aggressive parade of brands and branding—but this year, 169 Olympic Athletes from Russia were forced to wear plain uniforms and march under a plain white Olympic flag. In terms of logos and branding, is this the equivalent of generic products from the 1970s?
Walk around the colorful city of Oaxaca for any length of time and you'll come across big murals, bright posters and little doodles everywhere.
These days when we think Russia, we think election tampering, Putin authoritarianism and the future of peace and well-being. As a respite from the tension, there is a certain irony in the admiration for Russian post-revolutionary posters, especially those representing the triumph of the working class designed by Gustav Klutsis. This month !Productive Arts!...
Heller talks to Bonnie Siegler, author of Signs of Resistance: A Visual History of Protest in America (Artisan Books), about her efforts to keep the flames of visual and verbal resistance alive.
Heller shares some of the propaganda and paraphernalia that inspired and motivated the "North Vietnamese" to drive the French from their country, only to have the vacuum filled by American advisors and ground troops.
One of the most controversial subway posters to hang in NYC was a famously searing portrait of Che Guevara. Starting this week, it will hang in the space that will contain Poster House, a new museum on West 23rd Street in Manhattan, devoted to the art of the poster.
Lincoln Cushing reports on a unique exhibition pairing Cuban and Viet Nam graphics: "A Present Retrospective: The Historical Work of René Mederos and the Contemporary Responses of Artists."
During its heyday, the Malik-Verlag—a left-wing publishing house in Berlin—was a powerful influence on the development of satire in writing and graphic design in layout.
In this special edition of De Groene Amsterdammer, anti-Nazi artist LJ Jordaan looks back at the occupation in thirty lithographic cartoons.
It has been a rocky road for civil liberty this year. So, are you ready for some good old-fashioned Punk anti-fascist good-tidings? Or at least a reissue of a Punk icon?