RedPlanet Press and the politics of poster making
In the pre-internet era, Victoria's poster collectives were a shining light of grassroots art and activism giving a voice to the local population.
Two Melbourne collectives, the Red Letter Community Workshop and Another Planet Posters, had a strong impact with their work through the late 1970s and 1980s, combining to become RedPlanet Press in 1992.
Before being forced to close in 1999 due to a lack of funding, the organisation produced a collection of hard-hitting, satirical and intelligent political posters capturing the radicalising voice of the community at the time.
Watch the video above to learn more.
- Read more about the Library's Redplanet archive in this blog post by Librarian Olga Tsara
- Explore the Library's archive of over 900 digitised RedPlanet images
About From the Vault
From the Vault is a video series that delves into the surprising, poignant and sometimes funny stories behind the unique archival images held in the State Library Victoria collection.