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Poster - Public Against Violence

Public Against Violence

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Slovakia (designed and printed)

  • Date:

    1989 (designed and printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rosmány, Karol (designer)
    Public Against Violence (issued by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screenprint in blue and red printed on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sophie Grillet

  • Museum number:

    E.2437-1991

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 79, box E

Public Against Violence (VNP) was the Slovak equivalent of the Civic Forum opposition movement in Prague. It was found in Bratislava on the same evening as Civic Forum, the 19th of November 1989, by Slovak actor Milan Knažko, performer Ján Budaj and sociologist Fedor Gál. The VPN movement was active from 1989 until the 5th of March 1991 when it split off into the Movement for Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) with Vladimír Meciar as its political leader and the Civic Democratic Union (ODÚ-VPN) led by Fedor Gál. The HZDS won the elections in 1992. The Civic Democratic Union (ODÚ-VPN) dissolved in November 1992 after losing public support.

Slovak designer Karol Rosmány created the VPN logo as a hand-painted initial letter ‘V’ in the Slovak national tricolour (blue, red and white). It recalls ‘velvet revolution’ graffiti
painted quickly on city walls and hung on banners from shop windows. The letter ‘V’ is a well-known symbol for ‘Victory’ and was often appeared as a hand gesture during the mass demonstrations in November 1989.

Designed, printed and published in former Czechoslovakia

Physical description

Poster

Place of Origin

Slovakia (designed and printed)

Date

1989 (designed and printed)

Artist/maker

Rosmány, Karol (designer)
Public Against Violence (issued by)

Materials and Techniques

Screenprint in blue and red printed on paper

Dimensions

Height: 83.9 cm, Width: 58.1 cm

Descriptive line

Poster by Cislo Povolenia, Czechoslovakia, 1989, RF 92/568

Production Note

Designed, printed and published in former Czechoslovakia

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Printing

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Politics; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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