3916 Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 103
Center for the Study of Political Graphics
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Culver City, CA 90230,
Purpose: With over 80,000 posters, the CSPG archive is the largest collection of Post World War II graphics in the United States.
The Center for the Study of Political Graphics collects, preserves, and exhibits posters relating to historical and contemporary movements for social change. Through its varied programs, CSPG is reclaiming the power of art to educate and inspire people to action.
There has never been a movement for social change without the arts#music, poetry, theater, posters--being central to that movement. Political posters in particular are powerful living reminders of struggles worldwide for peace and justice. Communication, exhortation, persuasion, instruction, celebration, warning: graphic art broadcasts its messages through bold images and striking designs. The archive contains more than 80,000 posters produced in a staggering array of visual styles and printing media, dating from the Russian Revolution to the present. University, museum, and public collections of this material are rare, and are seldom accessible to the public. CSPG is uniquely committed to widely exhibiting this rich visual record of social movements.
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