Propaganda posters, like advertisements, are often strikingly beautiful and moving. After all, they are designed to be persuasive. And the 1950s, the height of the Cold War between communism and capitalism, were a heyday for propaganda all over the world. Here are some of the most incredible works of propaganda from the Chinese government during this period.
For many years, this was the largest department store in Asia, and here was China's only escalator – pictured above.
While Douglas MacArthur is committing war crimes in Korea, an American airplane bombs a Chinese factory. (Xu Ling, 1950)
(via I am a child)
Consolidate the dictatorship of the proletariat and the international unity of the proletariat! (1956)
(via Laboratoire Urbanisme Insurrectionnel)