Monday, February 19, 2007

Chinese Propaganda Posters

As anybody who's gotten Chinese carry-out lately knows, it's Chinese New Year time (Gung Hay Fat Choy!), which officially started February 18 and which, according to their "stem-branch" system of naming years in 60-year cycles, makes this the eight year of the current cycle, or Year 4074 in the Chinese calendar. 2007 is the Year of the Pig, or DingHai, by the way. As I was looking up info about it, I came across this great site dedicated to Chinese Propaganda Posters which, along with Soviet Propaganda Posters, represent two of my favorite art styles.

The site is Stefan Landsberger's Chinese Propaganda Posters Pages. I especially like the New Year's prints with their chubby-faced children expressing hopes for a bright and well-fed future.

Soviet Propaganda Posters
See also some vintage Soviet propaganda posters and Russian e-cards at Soviet Posters. I particularly like this one that shows all the evils of capitalism and racism in America. Who needs to read Russian when the pictures are so clear-cut?


Blogger Laura Kiobuy said...

Dear All,

We have online on KIOBUY until June 6 an interesting Chinese Propaganda Posters auction. If you want to check it, here is the link:

Kind Regards,

10:23 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home