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Something anonymous for this August weekend

10/08/2012

Taken from The Art of Lettering by Albert Kapr (1983), K.G.Saur, Munchen – English translation from the original first published 1971. The design is attributed to a US graphic artist. The date on the man’s helmet is June 23, 1967. Anyone have a clue what this poster is about?

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. 10/08/2012 10:09 pm

    Strong design, but very happy to have missed the event!

  2. Hiram T. Funbun permalink
    18/10/2016 8:01 am

    The poster relates to the June 23, 1967 LAPD attack against anti-Vietnam protesters in Century City (Los Angeles). It was a violent attack on peaceful protesters, many of whom were middle- and upper-middle-class professional people (as opposed to the students and hippies who usually made up the majority of people at such events), which made it front page news for a few weeks. Here’s a useful link: http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jun/23/local/la-me-abcarian-war-protest-20130623

    Now: does *anyone* know who the artist was?

    • 18/10/2016 8:54 pm

      Very much appreciate that Hiram – and thanks for reading my blog. John

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