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  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1974 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Brittain, Bernadette, born 1953 (designer)
    Walker, Martin, born 1947 (designer)
    Red Dragon Print Collective (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour screenprint

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Red Dragon Print Collective

  • Museum number:

    E.527-1975

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2A, shelf DR104, box LOANS

Martin Walker and Bernadette Brittain were the main contributors to the Red Dragon Print Collective, one of a number of poster workshops operating in the 1970s that encouraged the British population at large to take a more active role in the control of its own future, not least at a local level. With changes in legislation concerning renting and letting, various rises in property prices and the behaviour of some landlords, housing became a serious social issue in the 1970s. 'Squatting', or the invasive occupation of empty property by homeless people, as urged by this poster, was one consequence.

Physical description

Portrait format poster. Yellow ground against which peachy coloured flat fronted building with regular pattern of 3 doors with windows, could be three terraced houses. The centre one with lighted windows, the two flanking it boarded up. On the skyline against the chimneys three grey figures: head and shoulders of a man with - on two flanking sides, a grey high-rise growing out of the head. The word 'REJECT' is stamped over the two boarded-up houses and the central 'grey man'. Caption below.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1974 (published)

Artist/maker

Brittain, Bernadette, born 1953 (designer)
Walker, Martin, born 1947 (designer)
Red Dragon Print Collective (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Colour screenprint

Dimensions

Height: 765 mm, Width: 510 mm

Descriptive line

Poster by the Red Dragon Print Collective urging people to squat unoccupied buildings. Great Britain, ca. 1974.

Materials

Ink; Card

Techniques

Colour screen print

Subjects depicted

Housing; Property developers; Squatting

Categories

Propaganda; Politics; Prints; Posters

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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