Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Paris, May 1968 in Posters


"Return to Normal."



“The police post themselves at the School of Fine Arts – the Fine Arts’ students poster the streets.”



“Popular power.” The initials of France’s political parties are on the columns of the French parliament.


Street Posters of the Paris Rebellion is the name of a new exhibition opening tomorrow at the Haywood Project Space in Southbank Centre, London. Curated by Johan Kugelberg (who includes 46 posters from his personal collection), the show is a visual record of a moment in French history when frustration over poverty, unemployment, and de Gaulle's conservative rule led to a mass movement for social change. You can view a gallery of selected posters here. Via Creative Review, which has an excellent outline of the rebellion, plus an interview with Kugelberg, here.

4 comments :

Jane Flanagan said...

I nearly died when I got their e-mail yesterday. I just recently bought two prints from them (they're at the framers), so I'm reluctantly practicing restraint...

stacy said...

I like the third poster a lot. Thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

I love these, is it possible to get reproductions of them?

Lori Langille said...

There's a limited edition (only 68 copies!) poster book that's been published to coincide with the show -- more info is here:

http://www.freewheelinmedia.com/mai/b/book.html

It's only available in the UK, though ....

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