Chinese Propaganda Posters
May 6, 2005 5:37 AM   Subscribe

You'll love the chubby babies and thrill to the Heroes and Villains. You'll like the heroines as well. The rest of Stefan Landsberg's Chinese Propaganda Poster site is fairly nifty as well. There are more here, and here. The Taschen volume is always on the table chez nous. (Note : I posted the site link the day before yesterday on the inside, and someone suggested that it should go on the front page, so here it is).
posted by TimothyMason (12 comments total)
I've always liked that site, having come across it several times in the past few years.

An office I used to work in had one posted on the wall, of a soldier with big puffy cheeks and a cherubic look. The best I could ascertain was that he was killed in a truck accident somehow and that Mao was involved in the story. I've never been able to find that picture online though.
posted by smcniven at 5:42 AM on May 6, 2005

What the hell's with all the interesting and accurate history on that site? I was hoping for cheap jokes gag photoshoppery!
posted by shmegegge at 6:05 AM on May 6, 2005

I was hoping for cheap jokes gag photoshoppery!

OK - can do.
posted by TimothyMason at 6:20 AM on May 6, 2005

I DON'T love the chubby babies. In fact, I kind of HATE the chubby babies. Why did you lie to me?
posted by jimmy at 6:36 AM on May 6, 2005

Because I just knew you couldn't resist.
posted by TimothyMason at 6:54 AM on May 6, 2005

I love this! Thanks!
posted by Kellydamnit at 6:56 AM on May 6, 2005

Pretty amaizing collection...thanks.
posted by schyler523 at 10:07 AM on May 6, 2005

smcniven, I'm pretty sure the poster you saw is of Lei Feng.
posted by of strange foe at 12:48 PM on May 6, 2005

I used a poster or two from this collection in a PowerPoint presentation I made to teach my college freshmen about propaganda. Good stuff!

The posters from the one-child policy are especially kickass.
posted by elisabeth r at 1:07 PM on May 6, 2005

word! you rock!
posted by shmegegge at 4:36 PM on May 6, 2005

Very, very, very cool. Thanks!
posted by Betty Tyranny at 3:54 PM on May 8, 2005

of strange foe: You probably won't see this as it's been 3 weeks, but that's the guy I remembered. Specifically the 3rd page with his face surrounded by flowers and sunrays. Thanks a million.
posted by smcniven at 6:12 AM on May 20, 2005

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