Saigon Poster Art
March 12, 2003 3:12 AM   Subscribe

Saigon Poster Art. "A Growing Collection of Pictures"
posted by hama7 (18 comments total)
(from the fields of Coudal)
posted by hama7 at 3:14 AM on March 12, 2003

Thanks for this! It's wicked awesome! Does anyone else have a link to a public information/propaganda poster archive that isn't one of the usual suspects? I love them!
posted by Mayor Curley at 5:26 AM on March 12, 2003

Folks claim big "C" Communism can't do anything right. Well, they all have been excellent designers of posters. That counts for something, right?
Typed from a desktop featuring Soviet era poster wallpaper

posted by Fezboy! at 6:11 AM on March 12, 2003

good link. thanks!
posted by tomplus2 at 8:04 AM on March 12, 2003

Just curious: Can any MeFis out there read Vietnamese? I'd love to get the translations for some of those.
posted by gwint at 8:13 AM on March 12, 2003

Neat Hama, thanks!
posted by Pollomacho at 9:18 AM on March 12, 2003

nice one mang. posters are cool.
posted by specialk420 at 9:48 AM on March 12, 2003

Neat link! Posters and billboards like these are all over Vietnam, and the design is usually striking. One of the museums in Saigon (can't remember whether it's the Historical or Revolutionary) has some interesting exhibits of old posters going back decades.

There were some neat anti-communist Czech posters from the '60s-'80s, too.
posted by Vidiot at 10:43 AM on March 12, 2003

Mayor Curley, the Chairman Smiles is a good collection of Soviet, Chinese and Cuban posters... not sure if this is one of 'the usual suspects' or not?

posted by plep at 10:48 AM on March 12, 2003

BTW, this is good.
posted by plep at 10:48 AM on March 12, 2003

Wonderful post! I've been keeping a text file full of poster links for a couple of years now- here are a couple of the better links from it:

International Poster Collection at Colorado State and the Swiss Poster Collection at Carnegie Mellon
posted by lpqboy at 1:41 PM on March 12, 2003

Great scot! What a crackin' collection of poster links! Thanks, specialk, plep, and lpqboy!
posted by hama7 at 7:45 PM on March 12, 2003

Good link hama7, and count me in as a poster & propaganda art aficionado... here are a few of my contributions - Soviet Propaganda, Polish Posters and this cool Chinese page is from the same source that plep posted.

I have to give a shout out to gmtPlus9 as the source of many of wondrous graphic design finds.
posted by madamjujujive at 9:33 PM on March 12, 2003

Picturing Power: Posters of China's Cultural Revolution.

This site has some pro-Soviet propaganda
works, including some rare ones featuring Trotsky and works by Diego Rivera.
(believe I found this at gmtPlus9 many months ago).
The Visual Front. Spanish Civil War posters.
Japanese Labour Posters.
Many propaganda links. Fascist, Communist, Japanese imperialist, American WW2. This is well worth browsing.
WW1 propaganda postcards.
Aum Shinrikyo Wanted Posters.
There is an -awful- lot of propaganda on the web, of many different nationalities and political viewpoints - I'm sure you can find much more!
posted by plep at 12:46 AM on March 13, 2003

Good gracious, what plentiful abundance!

A thousand thanks angain, plep, and madamejuju!
posted by hama7 at 1:33 AM on March 13, 2003

again, that is.
posted by hama7 at 3:11 AM on March 13, 2003

just another poster site for this thread :)
posted by specialk420 at 7:13 AM on March 14, 2003

In the fast paced MeFi world this post will probably go unnoticed.

While it goes with out saying that people who put together projects such as this appreciate a good public response, the glow of knowing that something you have done is being enjoyed by others is quickly doused by the extreme bad form of directly linking to the images contained within these projects. In this particular case, Saigon Poster Art, it caused the site owner a additional $50 US per day in bandwidth charges simply because a few popular sites were too callous to host the images on their own servers or simply use a text link.
posted by cmacleod at 8:28 PM on March 14, 2003

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