August 26, 2019

POSTED BY

Jose Fresan

CATEGORY

L’Atelier Populaire Est Mort, Vivre L’Atelier Populaire

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May 1968, The École des Beaux-Arts in Paris is occupied by students protesting against capitalism, consumerism and other injustices. It was there, inside the printing facilities, that Atelier Populaire came into being. Atelier Populaire was a group of young students that created DIY protests posters that filled the streets of …

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May 1968, The École des Beaux-Arts in Paris is occupied by students protesting against capitalism, consumerism and other injustices. It was there, inside the printing facilities, that Atelier Populaire came into being.

Atelier Populaire was a group of young students that created DIY protests posters that filled the streets of Paris in 1968. Their designs were simple and straight to the point. They prioritized function and honesty to artistic technique, their message had to be simple and strong if they were going to bring a change to society.

The occupation of The École des Beaux-Arts printing facilities allowed these students and artists to have their own creative space where they could create almost 2,000 posters a night. All of the designs remained anonymous since they belonged to the people’s movement, not to their respective authors.

Some of the designs that came out from Atelier Populaire have become symbols of the student and working class fight around the world. The lifetime of the Atelier Populaire was short but its legacy has lived on in a lot of graphic design and art movements and it will always symbolize the social power of art and graphics. The 1960s were troubled times around the world and Atelier Populaire was a direct response to that, and now in 2019 it feels like we’re in need of a new age of the Atelier Populaire were graphic designers and artists use their craft for social causes.

Take a look at some of the posters and flyers that Atelier Populaire brought to life.

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