Posters of the Cold War

Supermen poster by Roman Cieslewicz, Paris, 1968 (used on the cover of
Posters of the Cold War by David Crowley)
To coincide with the forthcoming Cold War Modern show at the V&A museum in London, V&A Publishing are set to release a book of posters from the period later this month. Edited by David Crowley (co-curator of the exhibition) Posters of the Cold War includes a selection of posters produced between 1945 and 1970. In our next issue, Crowley examines the role of the World’s Fairs and Expos that enabled nations to pit their cultural capital against each other during the post-war years. As a taster, we’ve picked a few of the most interesting posters from his new book, alongside his detailed description of each…