June 11, 2005

Ooooooh, shiny!

Chinese propaganda posters!

While many of them [such as these] are extremely didactic, others — especially the more recent ones — are beautiful pieces of art. The one below is a good example of the latter:

Chinese environment poster, 1982
Plant flowers and trees to beautify the environment. [1982]

For comparison, check out this collection of Soviet/Russian posters.

[Cross-posted at Magpie with a different illustration.]

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Posted by Magpie at June 11, 2005 01:40 PM | Shiny Things | Technorati links |