Political Posters

Political posters was the subject of Dr Chris Burgess’ s PhD. Chris’ s analysis culminated in an exhibition of  a selection of posters  in 2012 at Manchester’s People’s History Museum with funding from the AHRC. The Museum has more than 12,000 posters in its archives. In this film Chris provides some insight into the messages both hidden and unintended in […]

Political posters was the subject of Dr Chris Burgess’ s PhD. Chris’ s analysis culminated in an exhibition of  a selection of posters  in 2012 at Manchester’s People’s History Museum with funding from the AHRC. The Museum has more than 12,000 posters in its archives.

In this film Chris provides some insight into the messages both hidden and unintended in some of his favourites. Shot in stills and film in a single day by David in Manchester.

Dr Chris Burgess.

Billboard poster from the Conservative's 1979 Election campaign.