"FUCK COMMUNISM!" Poster (1963)

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NOTES: In 1963 Paul Krassner produced the poster shown below, selling it through The Realist magazine. It became one of the most financially successful and culturally memorable pieces of the magazine's history, and a high point of satire upon politics and obscenity, during the early 60s. Read Kurt Vonnegut's thoughts on this poster.

Original "Fuck Communism!" Typography and Design by John Francis Putnam, who also designed The Realist logo. Poster concept was a collaboration with the suggestion for "Fuck" belonging to Putnam, followed by the suggestion for "Communism" belonging to Krassner. Putnam was a regular contributor to The Realist, best known for his MODEST PROPOSALS column. Read a few here, here and here.

Also Note: The MOTHERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION was a fake organization created by The Realist for use on this poster, and for letterhead for occasional correspondence with parties of differing political opinion that would most likely not communicate with The Realist itself.

All original content copyright © The Realist Association and its contributing writers and artists -- Paul Krassner, Editor. Posted with Permission. Visit paulkrassner.com

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