The People’s History Museum is hosting a conference on Friday 10 October. Politics, Posters, Protest: British Political Posters 1914-2014 is organised in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum and Manchester Metropolitan University.
Posters have been used in every general election of the 20th century. In the run up to the general election 2015, curators, campaigners and designers will explore the significance of the poster to the past, current and future British political debate. Topics will include the history of posters, design as activism, the management and manipulation of billboards, subversions and internet spoofs and the influence of new media on how political posters are conceived and deployed.
The posters reproduced in this blog post are used by kind permission of The People’s History Museum.