A collection of propaganda posters, published by the British during the World War II, in Persian for distribution in Iran. The posters’s dimensions are about 76cm X 50cm. These posters are preserved in Imperial War Museums.
In the last years of the Iran/Iraq war, at the time of the battle of the cities, chemical bombardments had become a daily occurrence at the front. There was fear that Tehran would come under chemical attack.
What is officially called the “culture of martyrdom” in Iran is omnipresent in every Iranian cityscapes. Martyrdom could be seen everywhere. On the walls, in the names of the streets, and on the public water fountains.
Here are a few examples from the newly launched permanent online exhibition, “Graphics of Revolution and War: Iranian Poster Arts.” The digital exhibit showcases posters from the 1979 Iranian Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War (1980-88). Along with the introductory essay, thematic sections, and poster descriptions, the website also provides additional commentary (including information about the provenance of the poster collection at the University of Chicago) as well as poster artists’ information and further bibliographic resources.
→ Iranian Poster Arts permanent online exhibition
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