Inspiration

50 Stunning Political Artworks

January 26th, 2010

Graffiti artwork has been initially used by Ancient Greece, Roman Empire and Urban Gangs to mark their territory and also by some social and political purposes as well. Some politicians are also using this form of art for the purpose of their election campaigns. But now, it has become an inspiring way to put across your thoughts and ideas in the most enticing and appealing way.

In this post, we’ll showcase some interesting and fascinating political artworks that will express the creativity of graffiti artists, designers and illustrators and their skills in this field.

Political Illustrations, Graffiti and Street Art

Obey
Shepard Fairey at Cargo, East London

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1984 – not an instruction manual – other wallpaper 19908 – desktop nexus abstract

Political Posters - 1984 - not an instruction manual - other wallpaper 19908 - desktop nexus abstract

Posted on a Door

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illustration series

Political Posters - illustration series

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Political Posters - illustration series

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Political Posters - illustration series

San Fran Political Street Art

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Fecal Face

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Peace

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Searching

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Barack Obama – Santa Fe Art District
Barack Obama by Koolhats. “I’m asking you to believe not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington. I’m asking you to believe in yours.”

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Political Graffiti in Spokane

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Brian Haw
This is the original canvas Banksy donated to Brian Haw’s display in Parliment Square; part of the parcel confiscated by police.

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Sanctuary!
Berlin, July 2007, There’s 300m of the wall still standing that has now become somewhat an Urban Art Gallery. Pretty cool to see it. Would definitely recommend if one is in Berlin! And definitely go to Berlin…

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Vote for Nobody
A wall with political graffiti in Guelph, Ontario

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An offer of flowers instead
General Nguyen Ngoc Loan offers a Viet Cong prisoner flowers instead of death.

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Tiles For America
9/11

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Change not coins

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There is Always Hope

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Clinton and Obama as Warhol and Basquiat

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Dick Cheney Shotgun Street Art Billi Kid NYC
This version was seen on Wooster Street between Grand and Canal in New York City.

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Resist!
And we did, eventually. Former Guelph mayor depicted ‘unfavourably’ in this local political graffiti from Fresh Air. This one may now be out of date, but it’s still great.

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Society

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Orgosolo
A typical scene from Orgosolo, in the heart of Sardinia. This village is known for its more than 150 political graffiti and for the attachment of its inhabitants to the traditions.

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Laser Guided Democracy

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WK Interact

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Belfast political propaganda
Various political murals around the streets of Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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Explosive birth
Just popped out of my head and onto to the wall….”like a new born baby it just happens every day”…

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Communist political graffiti
West Bengal has had a Marxist government since the 1970s and the hammer and sickle is ubiquitous throughout Kolkata.

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pixel nascimpact

Political Posters - pixel nascimpact

ferg’s vibes

Political Posters - ferg's vibes

ferg’s vibes

Political Posters - ferg's vibes

mcdonald’s

Political Posters - mcdonald's

three trillion dollar war

Political Posters - three trillion dollar war

afiches caceria recolecci

Political Posters - afiches caceria recolecci

design for obama

Political Posters - design for obama

design for obama

Political Posters - design for obama

photomanip

Political Posters - photomanip

little red soldiers

Political Posters - little red soldiers

long life to chairman mao

Political Posters - long life to chairman mao

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fullxfull

Political Posters - fullxfull

fuckin politics

Political Posters - fuckin politics

01 on the behance network

Political Posters - 01 on the behance network

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what matters most 2008

Political Posters - what matters most 2008

what matters most 2008

Political Posters - what matters most 2008

what matters most 2008

Political Posters - what matters most 2008

propagit

Political Posters - propagit

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Political Posters - propagit

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Political Posters - propagit

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Political Posters - propagit

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Political Posters - propagit

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math
Guest
6 years 4 months ago

great round up, I can’t even pick a favorite. thx for sharing.

y
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y
6 years 2 days ago

agree

Andy Walpole
Guest
6 years 4 months ago

My favourite political art is the USSR constructivist period, especially when Mayakovsky and Rodchenko joined together to create an advertising agency during the NEP. Sublime propaganda.

Eva
Guest
6 years 4 months ago

The very top one is nice and looks almost like a green day CD cover :D

Great post, keep up the good work.

Eva
@friendsofdesign

Aidan
Guest
6 years 4 months ago

Nice roundups of political artworks. Some of them have hidden meaning to it. Serves as a propaganda too.

Jean-Baptiste Jung
Guest
6 years 4 months ago

Very interresting and relaxing at the same time. Thanks for compiling it, this post was a real pleasure to read.

Modern interiors
Guest
6 years 4 months ago

Fantastic finds!

I am simply amazed sometimes at the quality and creativity of these artists.

Thomas
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Thomas
6 years 4 months ago

Awesome collection and thanks for sharing!

mrfidalgo
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6 years 4 months ago

Great post!! Thanks for sharing

Claudia Mendoza
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Claudia Mendoza
6 years 4 months ago

Absolutly great, first sight for me for most of those excellent works, humor, design and militant politics attitude, all in one x 50… what a pleasure! Thank’s for sharing.

julio
Guest
6 years 4 months ago

well done obey is really awesome that this.

webaddicty
Guest
6 years 4 months ago

Wooh, great collection, “vote for nobody” is very interesting…

Vladimir Remenar
Guest
6 years 4 months ago

When design and inspiration meet a truly remarkable results can be achieved.

greg
Guest
6 years 4 months ago

super round up of work.
stunning, intelligent, aesthetic, and most of all – thought provoking!

Peepshow
Guest
6 years 4 months ago

Shameless self promotion

piyanistll
Guest
6 years 4 months ago

wooow very crazy works

Tom Ross
Noupe Team
6 years 4 months ago

Really great idea for a post. These pieces are very thought provoking…

Jordan Walker
Guest
6 years 4 months ago

A world without rulers, now there is an idea.

Brendan
Guest
6 years 4 months ago

http://www.art-for-a-change.com/Obey/index.htm

Scroll down just a bit and you’ll see that that first image with the roses in the guns is largely a ripoff.

It’s still beautiful art, but I feel weird giving him credit for something he largely ripped off.

Marfi
Guest
6 years 4 months ago

Wow, great posters, thank you very much for the curation.

mark spanton
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mark spanton
6 years 4 months ago

Fantastic – should be in a book…

CSSDOSE
Guest
6 years 4 months ago

Great Collection…..

lsmunroe
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lsmunroe
6 years 4 months ago

Excellent collection of posters. Thanks.

Mark Johnson
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Mark Johnson
6 years 4 months ago

What no Obama Joker?

Craig Scott
Guest
6 years 3 months ago

Some good examples there – I like the modern takes on Russian Propaganda posters.

digibomb
Guest
6 years 3 months ago

great stuff!

satyajeet
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satyajeet
6 years 3 months ago

I like lrean me.

Autonomy
Guest
6 years 3 months ago

This is by far my favorite collection of artwork I have come across. Awesome subject and even more impressive pieces. Political art is fascinating to me in its ability to eject ideas and observations into the spaces that words may otherwise leave silenced. Thanks!

Political Art
Guest
6 years 2 months ago

A lot of those images are the work of Shepard Fairey. I was lucky enough to see a solo show/retrospective of his in Boston at the ICA. I had always found it interesting, but seeing the progress of his work and how he fleshed out ideas of time was incredible.

Thanks for sharing!

Kirk
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Kirk
6 years 2 months ago

The headline should have read “50 Stunning Communist Style Artwork”. Pathetic!

TomTom
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TomTom
6 years 8 days ago

Interesting! I can tell the political leanings of the person who posted these works of communist propaganda!

anthony freda
Guest
5 years 7 months ago

Great work, thanks for posting!

Ron Keas
Guest
4 years 3 months ago

My Obama paintings were shown with Shepard Fairey’s work at the Manifest Hope Gallery in Denver during the DNC an in Shepard’s book “Obama in Art”. I invite you to see my satire paintings of Republicans

Michael D'Antuono
Guest
4 years 3 months ago

I’m the artist Michael D’Antuono, and I’ve just recently completed a trilogy of paintings titled “Portraits Of Redistribution” The paintings illuminating the governments servitude to the corporate elite at the expense of the common man, furthering the disparity in wealth and opportunity. The painting “Too Big To Jail”
of depicts the quintessential Wall Street fat cat standing arrogantly in front of torn headlines telling the story of bailouts, taxbreaks and other favors to the rich and powerful.

Dharma V
Guest
4 years 28 days ago

Thanks a lot for sharing this work. We recently posted on our blog regarding Street Art and Politics, and this post was very useful. You guys are very welcome to leave your opinion there! Again, thanks!

http://curlystencil.posterous.com/arte-urbano-politica-urban-art-politics

Walter C
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Walter C
3 years 11 months ago

the “Vote For Nobody” is amazing,, good post, thanks for sharing

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