David King 1943-2016 Designer of ANL posters & reclaimer of Russian post-1917 images

In Uncategorized on May 16, 2016 by kmflett


David King one of the great post-1945 left-wing designers and, for want of a better term, political art historian, died suddenly on May 11th.

He will probably be best remembered for the posters he did for the Anti-Nazi League in the 1970s but he spent much time reclaiming pictures of Russian revolutionaries including Trotsky who had been airbrushed out of history from the 1930s onwards.

A brief Wiki entry is here:

The left would not have looked the same without him. Someone who knew how to design popular political images with mass impact.



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