Poster: Did You Vote For This? Who Did? GRAPHICS, VIETNAM WAR.

Poster: Did You Vote For This? Who Did?

[Berkeley: Berkeley Political Poster Workshop, 1970]. A simple, powerful anti-war image by an uncredited Berkeley student. The image is reproduced from a 1968 AP photograph of the bodies of US Marines on Hill 689 in Khe Sanh, South Vietnam. The poster "is an indirect invocation of the political order in the United States, and, for those who remember, a reminder that both Lyndon Johnson (in 1964) and Richard Nixon (in 1968) won the presidency with promises of peace - which were then contradicted by their actions..." (Benson, Thomas W. Posters for Peace: Visual Rhetoric and Civic Action). One of some 600+ designs created by Berkeley student members of the Political Poster Workshop in 1970; on average, fewer than 100 copies of each design were printed for distribution on and around campus. Not individually listed in OCLC, though we note copies held at Yale and Penn State. WILLIAMS 28. Original illustrated poster, silkscreened in black on white, repurposed computer listing paper with perforated tractor strips, measuring ca.38cm x 56cm (15" x 22"). A Fine copy / A.

Price: $450.00

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