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Poster - Free Democrats - Some like it free
  • Free Democrats - Some like it free
    Kara, György, born 1953
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Free Democrats - Some like it free

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Hungary (designed and printed)

  • Date:

    1990 (designed and printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kara, György, born 1953 (designer)
    Alliance of Free Democrats [SZDSZ] (issued by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Offset lithograph in red, green and black printed on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.2198-1990

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 78, box E

This poster was issued by the Alliance of Free Democrats on the occasion of the first free elections in Hungary in 1990. Together, the slogan and image assert the claim for an independent Hungary. The title of the film 'Some like it hot' was well known in Hungary and everybody understood the witty reference to it in this poster. Here 'It' stands for Hungary which is signified on the poster through the contours of the country's map. The map and the party logo (three birds in the national colours) form a backdrop. The main impact of the poster comes from the typography which the designer uses to create a rhythm of form and background, positive and negative. A Times font (associated with the press), was chosen for party's graphic identity.

Physical description

Poster

Place of Origin

Hungary (designed and printed)

Date

1990 (designed and printed)

Artist/maker

Kara, György, born 1953 (designer)
Alliance of Free Democrats [SZDSZ] (issued by)

Materials and Techniques

Offset lithograph in red, green and black printed on paper

Dimensions

Height: 56.8 cm, Width: 39.3 cm

Descriptive line

Poster, Hungary. RF 90/507

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Printing

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Politics; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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