Posters are frequently proclaimed to be the democratic medium that holds a particular attraction for the designer. Despite the many claims of various new media as being the dominant forces in contemporary communication, the poster continues to thrive and prosper.
The poster is described as a persuasive and positive educational force that provides social and aesthetic frameworks.
As Polish poster designer Roman Cieslewicz has said, “posters need powerful occasions and significant subjects.”
Here is a sample of artwork from Art of Politics site that exemplifies the poster as a modern medium to appeal to the most modern of phenomena, the masses, and proves to be the favoured medium for propaganda, used as a psychological weapon with striking messages, delivering direct and simple communication and struggling for hearts and minds.
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