"War Alarm .. Ban The Bomb! ..."
[Vietnam War / Pacifism / Berkeley]. [Political Poster Workshop.]

"War Alarm .. Ban The Bomb! ..."

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[Berkeley]: [Political Poster Workshop], [1970]. 15 x 22 inches. Broadside. Silkscreen printed in black on the verso of a two-sheet dot-matrix computer printout, with the expected fold line where the two printer sheets join and perforated edges. Small loss to upper corner of perforated strip. Very Good.

One of 650 designs created by the Political Poster Workshop during the summer of 1970, this one featuring an image of poet Tom Roberts, with his poem below: "War Alarm .. Ban The Bomb! / In Every City ... / On Every Farm. / Stop the War in Viet Nam ... / Freedom Now to Alabam' ... / It's Zero Hour Sister, / It's Zero Hour Brother ... / We've Got to Hurry, / To Save One Another."

The Political Poster Workshop was formed by students at the University of California, Berkeley, in response to the US invasion of Cambodia and the Kent State shootings, among other critical events of the period, and was supervised by Malaquias Montoya. Montoya had founded the Mexican-American Liberation Art Front in 1968, and was a major artistic contributor to the Chicano movement, including the UFW’s grape boycott. Under his tutelage, the Political Poster Workshop printed some 50,000 posters -- averaging 100 or less per design -- often on the backs of dot-matrix computer printouts and old concert posters. These were then posted around campus and the Berkeley area. Consequently, surviving copies are scarce.

Not located in OCLC, although we find copies at San Jose State, OMCA and Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.


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