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Poster - Presse ne pas avaler

Presse ne pas avaler

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (Designed and printed)

  • Date:

    1968 (Designed and printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Atelier Populaire (Maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:

    E.672-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf 26

During the general strike against de Gaulle's government (May-June 1968), students of the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts occupied their own buildings and set up a poster press. Named Atelier Populaire, it put out an estimated 120,000 posters from 300 different designs in support of the uprising. Most were printed by cheap and 'home-made' silkscreen processes. The operation was highly organised and democratic, with slogans and designs selected by assemblies and committees. Perceived government misuse of the police and the press were grievances aired in many of the designs.

Physical description

Medicinal bottle labelled "Presse ne pas avaler" (translation: Press do not swallow).

Place of Origin

Paris (Designed and printed)

Date

1968 (Designed and printed)

Artist/maker

Atelier Populaire (Maker)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

PRESSE/ NE PAS/ AVALER
from the French: Press - do not swallow
text printed on bottle

Dimensions

Height: 64.8 cm, Width: 49.9 cm

Descriptive line

"Presse ne pas avaler" anti-media poster produced by Parisian students (Atelier Populaire). France, 1968.

Production Note

produced in Paris on 10 June 1968

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Lithography

Subjects depicted

Protest; Bottle; Media; Politics; Propaganda

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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