Lithographic Posters of the 1920s

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Lithographic Posters of the 1920s
In the words of a French historian Max Gallo, “For over two hundred years, posters have been displayed in public places all over the world. Visually striking, they have been designed to attract the attention of passers-by, making us aware of a political viewpoint, enticing us to attend specific events, or encouraging us to purchase a particular product or service” (Gallo, 2002, 8). Although the modern poster dates back to 1870, when the printing industry perfected color lithography and made mass production possible, it did not secure its role as an indispensable means of expression and communication until it became a weapon of propaganda in the 1920s. A plethora of patriotic posters was produced during...
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.....Bauhaus school created posters, as well as building blueprints, that were clear, simple and void of unnecessary ornament. The beautiful and the practical were combined into one unique creation that was to benefit all the classes of modern society.
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