I Believe That There Will Ultimately Be A Clash
Malcolm X was assassinated 45 years ago this week. Feb 21, 1965
Wir Rufen die Jugend der Welt
[We Call to the Youth Of the World]
23.3 x 33.1 in.; 59.3 x 84 cm
As the 2010 Winter Olympics kicks off in Vancouver, B.C. we are reminded that sports is more than a game, and that it is indelibly linked with politics and commerce. This poster incorporates (literally and figuratively) the slogan of the 1988 German Olympics, “We Call to the Youth Of the World.” By transforming the Olympic rings into the corporate logos of Mercedes, Coca-Cola, Adidas, McDonald's, and BMW, this poster focuses on the increasing commercialism of the Games through corporate sponsorship. The words ‘We call upon the youth of the world," normally used as an invitation to the next Olympiad, are subverted to become a comment on consumerism.
CSPG depends upon the donation of posters and prints to make this resource as representative as possible of the many historical and ongoing struggles. CSPG collects graphics with overt political content that were produced in multiples—including offset, silkscreen, stencil, digital output, woodcut, linocut, etc. Old and contemporary posters, as well as duplicate posters, are welcome.
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