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the proletariat must rise & sieze the means of production from this Hugo Gellert person!
posted by UbuRoivas at 7:27 AM on October 12, 2007


nifty
posted by es_de_bah at 7:31 AM on October 12, 2007


Needs more stereotyping.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 7:32 AM on October 12, 2007


I like the somewhat more abstract ones best. Thanks, this is a neat little find.
posted by mediareport at 7:37 AM on October 12, 2007


Needs more stereotyping

Whatever. These are excellent. They certainly vividly depict a perspective on the times in which they were created. Thanks for posting this.
posted by Tommy Gnosis at 7:47 AM on October 12, 2007


Needs more Comic Sans.
posted by public at 8:51 AM on October 12, 2007


(Also, good post!)
posted by public at 8:52 AM on October 12, 2007


Fantastic post.
posted by MarshallPoe at 9:49 AM on October 12, 2007


very cool!

(i have a quote from Early Days on my user page--very interesting guy)
posted by amberglow at 10:04 AM on October 12, 2007


Nice find—thanks!
posted by languagehat at 11:31 AM on October 12, 2007


Fantastic, thanks!
posted by vorfeed at 1:29 PM on October 12, 2007


Very cool. For some reason I like the octopus that keeps showing up.
posted by tepidmonkey at 1:31 PM on October 12, 2007


I think that's the same Fascist octopus that had sung its swan song in Orwell's Politics and the English Language. I believe that after retiring from progressive propaganda it later pursued a career in some rather less edifying Japanese illustrated publications.
posted by Abiezer at 2:10 PM on October 12, 2007


the Octopus keeps popping up--from stuff about the Railroads and Robber Barons to Al Qaeda (pdf link)...
posted by amberglow at 3:50 PM on October 12, 2007


Oh yeah! I actually knew about The Octopus and that symbology. Thanks for the links.
posted by tepidmonkey at 4:14 PM on October 12, 2007


Really neat. I'd get this to use along with my copy of "Capital" when I get around to reading it.

Too bad the cheapest copy I've found is $100.

Thanks for posting this though.
posted by champthom at 6:11 PM on October 12, 2007


Someone please tell me how to characterize this style of artwork. I have always loved that strong angular depiction of the working man evident in socialist/communist propaganda. If I wanted to find more artwork like this what would I search for? Any particular artists to look out for?
posted by jlowen at 6:45 PM on October 12, 2007


jlowen ... I am not certain, but the term you are looking for, for this artwork style, (or at least one term for it) may be "constructivism." Also, this site showcases some artists and describes periods of Soviet poster art that may also be of interest.
posted by NetizenKen at 8:00 PM on October 12, 2007


Absolutely stunning - great post, thanks
posted by alexanderj at 1:23 AM on October 13, 2007


people might also like Sue Coe's work--she rocks
posted by amberglow at 7:33 AM on October 13, 2007


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