R.I.P. Havel

Vaclav Havel is dead at 75. A few posters from the Velvet Revolution, via V&A collections:

“Havel to the Castlecivic forum poster

That seasonally-appropriate last image is a reproduction of a linocut by designer Michal Cihlár, who explains:

“I saw my poster hanging all over Prague and I mainly remember that it was pasted everywhere on the way to Prague Castle, when the crowds went there to celebrate the election of Václav Havel as President. At that time, hand-making revolutionary posters, jangling keys and distributing leaflets were all part of the same euphoric activity. Time was not separated into work and revolution.”

 

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