Where can I find posters of political propaganda?
March 25, 2009 2:26 AM   Subscribe

I like posters of political propaganda. The United Nations Fight for Freedom, the British Keep Calm and Carry On, Obama's Hope... Tell me about posters similar to these and where I can buy them.

I enjoy Chinese, Russian or Eastern European posters as well, but I'm mainly looking for Western ones.
posted by insouciant to Society & Culture (10 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
If you are in the UK (or visiting) - the Tate Modern currently has an exhibition which may be of interest.
posted by mattr at 3:25 AM on March 25, 2009

Here are some interesting soviet era anti-alcohol posters. These ones are not for sale however.
posted by rongorongo at 4:10 AM on March 25, 2009

Lots of good Canadian and British ones here (server is flaky, give it time). Not large enough for printing, though, so I'm curious to hear about where to buy them as well.
posted by Clandestine Outlawry at 5:43 AM on March 25, 2009

The Imperial War Museum has lots in its online shop.
posted by boudicca at 5:44 AM on March 25, 2009

Northland Poster Collective feature(s) the art of social justice, the tools of grassroots union organizing and labor activism, and the craft of union workers.

Center for the Study of Political Graphics has more in this vein

Syracuse Cultural Workers might also be worth a look

and don't miss Micah Wright's interesting Propaganda Remix series
posted by jammy at 6:00 AM on March 25, 2009

if you're looking for more WWII era stylings, try Art's Not Dead
posted by jammy at 6:04 AM on March 25, 2009

I second Jammy's link to Art's Not Dead. I have a thing for propaganda posters from the Spanish Civil War and have purchased 2 posters from them. I paid a little extra to have them printed on heavy canvas. The posters are very nice quality.
posted by jlowen at 6:08 AM on March 25, 2009

I love the collection of World War II posters at the Hennepin County Library.


I thought you used to be able to order prints, but maybe that's been done away when the Minneapolis Public Library system became part of the county system.
posted by advicepig at 7:01 AM on March 25, 2009

I like All Posters. I've ordered several posters from them.
posted by cooker girl at 7:05 AM on March 25, 2009

Northern Sun Merchandising has lots of good political posters.
posted by amyms at 8:30 AM on March 25, 2009

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