Protest and Propaganda

Protest and Propaganda imagery has been inspiring to me from the time I first studied Visual Communication in Secondary School.

The ease of communicating an idea or social construct through bold images with a limited colour palette has been strong in Communist propaganda, social causes such as the Civil rights movement and the current Women March movement. Governments used propaganda effectively during WW1 and WW2 to stir up feelings and sentiment that still resonates in our society today.

I am drawn to the techniques employed in propaganda artwork, which enable the bold use of colour in solid blocks and in simplistic form. Relief printing (Lino or Wood cuts) and Screen Printing are easy, accessible and most often cheaper forms of reproduction than Offset Printing.

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