Trim size: 295 x 210mm
Page count: 240 pages
Imagery: F/C & B/W photographs
Genre: Cultural History
Red on Black – the History of the South African Poster Movement documents the history and use of graphics and posters in the struggle against apartheid. South African artists and activists produced thousands of posters, banners and murals that recorded, interpreted and engaged with the struggle for freedom. Red on Black tells the story of these artists, their intention, ideas, hopes and the harsh repression under which these people worked.
Perhaps more than any other medium, the South African poster movement speaks powerfully about those times, capturing in single images the atmosphere and emotion, pain and passion of events that both shattered and built our nation. Red on Black is an important tool in the on-going debate about our national identity.
This book is a valuable resource for libraries and teachers of human and social sciences, history, life orientation, visual cultural studies and art.