In May 1968 demonstrations against the French government spread across Parisian universities, and then to factories and other workplaces, resulting in a general strike of eleven million workers that brought the country to a virtual standstill. Among the students was a group who called themselves the Atelier Populaire, who produced hundreds of posters to encourage the protestors and to report on police brutality. This book reproduces over 200 of these posters which have become landmarks in political art and graphic design. Also included is a wealth of photographs, many published for the first time, of the clashes between the students and strikers and the police.
274 pages | 9.5”x11.5” | Hardcover | Edited by Johan Kugelberg and Philippe Vermès | Digitization prepared by Will Cameron | Published by Four Corners Books | UK | 2011