Paris, Posters of a Revolution
In France in May 1968, student demonstrations led to worker sit-in strikes and to the widespread general strike which threatened the French political regime. The demand was for the reorganization of French social and political life. At the École des Beaux-Arts which was occupied by students, posters were produced by means of a silkscreen method. These posters later became collectors’ items. Victoria University Library owns nineteen posters donated by Professor Emeritus Paul Bouissac.
Related Special Collections
Paris, May 1968: icônes de la révolution / Icons of Revolution
a poster exhibition that took place at Victoria University Library, March 13–May 4, 1998.
Another collection of posters from May 1968 is available at Special Collections and Rare Books at Simon Fraser University: the Esther and Robin Matthews May 1968 Paris Poster Collection.
The Whole World Was Watching: An Oral History of 1968
From Brown University.
Demand the Impossible! Posters From The 1968 Paris Uprising
Mark Vallen’s “Art for a Change” Web site.
Picturebooks at nothingness.org.
Paris Posters Collection
From Victoria University Library & Archives, Digital Collections