Atelier Populaire (“Popular Workshop”)

When the French riot police attacked the occupied universities and workplaces, the rebellion turned violent. The initial police onslaughts were so heavy handed that many joined the strikers in order to protest police brutality. The poster above was the artistic response to the savage police assaults, and the chilling untitled image appeared on city walls all over Paris.

That last sentence is the kicker. Graphic design being used for a cause, free of charge, everywhere, in your face, against authority. Not for your fucking eco-friendly drinks brand, or poster for a club night.

Text taken from here.