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How are your silk-screen printing skills?

April 24, 2016

RW PosterJust as the activist of to-day has to be adept at using social media, the activist of the 1970s had to become a dab hand at silk screen printing. Many happy hours were spent in garages and similar buildings producing posters which were then hung up to dry, using clothes pegs, prior to fly-posting.

IMG branches must have produced hundreds of these over the years and we are sure a good few must have survived. This post has the simple aim of trying to encourage comrades to send in images of any posters that are stashed away in cupboards, lofts and garages. We will then upload the images to Red Mole Rising.

The poster shown here is for a Red Weekly Public Meeting in Hull in 1976. As will be apparent, silk screen printing did not incorporate the use of a spell-checker!

Please send in any pictures to us at redmolerising (at) outlook (dot) com

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  1. April 24, 2016 12:39 pm

    Sure I went to that meeting! Certainly went to saw Tariq Ali there and went to lots at Stevedore and Dockers Club …

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