by Tim Lezard The People’s History Museum is next month hosting a conference entitled ‘Politics, Posters, Protest: British Political Posters 1914-2014’. The event, on October 10th, is organised in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum (V …

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People's History Museumby Tim Lezard

The People’s History Museum is next month hosting a conference entitled ‘Politics, Posters, Protest: British Political Posters 1914-2014’.

The event, on October 10th, is organised in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum (V & A) and Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU).

A spokesperson for the PHM told USi: “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.

“Confirmed speakers include Jeremy Sinclair, founder of Saatchi & Saatchi and creator of many of the Conservative Party’s most famous adverts, and Peter Kennard, Senior Research Reader in Photography, Art and the Public Domain at the Royal College of Art, best known for the images he created for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) in the 1970s-80s.”

A full programme and booking details are available here.


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