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  • Place of origin:

    France (published)

  • Date:

    ca. 1975-1976 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Grapus (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour screenprint

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 78, box 33

Grapus was a Left-wing alliance of poster designers established in France in 1970. The group's three founders met at the Atelier Populaire, an anarchistic student workshop, in 1968, the year of major student unrest in France and - to a lesser degree - elsewhere in Europe. Grapus was opposed to 'the sweet poison of advertising', and until 1977 chose to work for Left-wing clients, such as the Confédération General du Travail. This simple poster combines a Vietcong flag with the smiling face of a Vietnamese girl. It was probably produced to celebrate the end of the Vietnam War in 1975.

Physical description

landscape format poster printed in blue red and yellow. The Vietcong flag ( red half above, blue half below, yellow star in centre) with girl's smiling face in star.

Place of Origin

France (published)


ca. 1975-1976 (published)


Grapus (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour screenprint

Marks and inscriptions

Signature; screen print


Height: 649 mm sheet, Width: 919 mm sheet

Descriptive line

Poster by Grapus.The Vietcong Flag


Printing ink; Paper


Colour screen print

Subjects depicted

Peace; Politics; Flags; Victory


Politics; Prints; Posters

Production Type

Mass produced


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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