The centenary of World War 1 has been well marked; time to look at the ephemera of other war events. The atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and then Nagasaki on 6 August and 9 August 1945.
Here is ephemera from around the world about the bombing; this takes the form of anti war posters that speak for themselves and posters for rallies.
The posters range from the ‘made by the organisation’ to the work of local designers such as Toni Robertson and Chips Mackinolty.
The National Gallery of Australia’s online catalogue notes:
The political poster movement in Australia was at its height in the 1970s, supporting anti-war, anti-uranium, pro-land rights and pro-feminist causes. Members of the Earthworks Poster Collective, opposed to the egotism of individual artistic fame, worked from the Tin Sheds (University of Sydney Art Workshop). In Daddy what did you do in the nuclear war? Toni Robertson and Chips Mackinolty appropriated a British recruiting poster from the First World War, adapting the children’s bodies to reflect the genetic consequences of radiation.
Place made: The Tin Sheds Art Workshop, University of Sydney, 162 City Road Darlington, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, poster, ink; paper screenprint, printed in colour inks, from multiple stencils
Impression: undesignated impression as issued
Edition: print run unknown
Primary Insc: No inscriptions.
Acknowledgement: Given in memory of Mitch Johnson 1988
(Apologies, we have not been able to publish a larger image of the poster below.)
This poster was also produced at the Tin Sheds Art Workshop, University of Sydney, 162 City Road Darlington, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Materials & Technique: prints, poster, ink; paper screenprint, printed in colour inks, from multiple stencils Support: white woven litho paper. From the collection of the National Gallery of Australia.
Local poster for rally in Melbourne, using a photograph of a Vietnamese girl.
This poster was designed we think by American Betsy Cates.
This is a poster designed for the 55th anniversary of the attack on Hiroshima. The girl in the poster is Sadako who developed leukemia from the radiation of the atomic bomb that landed on Hiroshima in 1945. She wanted to make 1,000 paper planes to make a wish. Her wish was to be able to live. This poster shows how war does not only involve soldiers, but children and civilians as well. The flower represents how out of a bad situation hope blossomed.
Wikipedia advises that: Carlos Latuff is an Arab Brazilian freelance political cartoonist. His works deal with an array of themes, including anti-Zionism, anti-globalization, anti-capitalism, and anti-U.S. military intervention.
Recent photograph of banners, posters and fans in New York City rally.