Art for a Change
June 29, 2003 12:52 PM   Subscribe

Art for a Change. An archive of such things as punk portraits, the German Expressionists, Spanish Civil War posters, Paris 1968 posters; art protesting the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan; Alberto Korba and his famous photo of Che Guevara; and more politically oriented art.
Related :- anarchist posters from Europe, Australia and North America; John Heartfield versus Hitler (gallery of Heartfield's anti-Nazi photo-montages); Aum Shinrikyo: Japanese Wanted poster art ('The Japanese police made art to capture members of Aum Shinrikyo. We made art to capture the essence of a surreal modern Japan, governed by fear.'); the history and meaning of the CND logo (a.k.a. the 'peace symbol'); posters of pre-1945 Japanese labour movements.
posted by plep (6 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
There are more John Heartfield photomontages at the George Eastman House, which was the subject of this thread.
posted by plep at 12:55 PM on June 29, 2003

Ho. Ly. Shizz. Nit.
posted by slipperywhenwet at 1:45 PM on June 29, 2003

Wow. There goes my Sunday night. Thanks, plep.
posted by iconomy at 5:51 PM on June 29, 2003

Those are cool, plep. The John Heartfield posters are a real find for me. As one who used to scuttle around back streets with buckets of paste and rolls of home-brewed posters, it's nice to see how some of the formats - montage, or simple one or two colour stencils - are still being used. I still see the Paris '68 cop image around.
posted by carter at 8:05 PM on June 29, 2003

Anyone interested in the amazing story of John Heartfield should visit this more comprehensive UK site. Even that is just the tip of the iceberg.

Heartfield's courage is completely inspirational. For what it's worth, I blogged a bunch of Heartfield and anti-Nazi resistance links a few weeks ago. Oh, and "Self Portrait with Police Commissioner" and "Hurrah! The Butter is All Gone!" are two of the most creepy and funny anti-fascist posters ever.
posted by mediareport at 1:44 AM on June 30, 2003

mediareport :- Those are great links, thanks!
posted by plep at 3:47 AM on June 30, 2003

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