In this poster, Ernst Keller, a Swiss designer, uses the diagonal to attract the eye and to suggest dynamic activity. “The printing of the image is by letterpress from linocut blocks overprinted from type in opaque grey.” The fingers gripping the handle of the trowel turn the hand into a fist, a universal symbol in political propaganda to suggest the acclamation and solidarity of a crowd. SUISSE
"Against Violence to Women" | Designer: Lourdes Zolezzi | The Graphic Imperative Exhibition | Exhibition of international sociopolitical posters that stir our emotions yet cause us to reflect. The exhibition of examples of agitprop provides a window to an age of change, utilizing the power of visual metaphor and at times, savage irony and humor. Themes include dissent, liberation, racism, sexism, human rights, civil rights, environmental concerns, aids, war, literacy and tolerance.