For peace, for our 5-year plan! Vote for the People's Front!

Poster Number: PP 827
Poster Notes: The issuing publisher is the Hungarian People's Front of Independence and therefore, the work was likely used for the 1949 municipal elections in Hungary.
Media Size: Please inquire
Poster Type: Offset
Publishing Date: c. 1949
Catalog Notes: PP 827 Comecon-Warsaw Pact
Artist: Ek, Sandor (Ék, Sándor) — Эк, Шандор

Sandor Ek was born Alex Keil in a small village in the Austro Hungarian Empire. He worked as a graphic artist and poster designer in his native Hungary but also worked and lived in Austria, Germany and in the Soviet Union during periods of his life. Early-on, Ek became a member of the Hungarian Communist Party. He studied at arts schools run by the Hungarian painter and communist, Béla Uitz, and by József Nemes-Lampérth, a Hungarian artist and a proponent of the avant-garde.

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Printer: Szikra (Spark) Printing House, Budapest —

Szikra Printing House was located at 10 Honvéd Street in Budapest, Hungary. It was the main printer for literature and propaganda produced by the Hungarian Communist Party.

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Publisher: Hungarian Independent People's Front of the National Committee — Венгерский независимый народный фронт, (НФНФ)

The Hungarian Independent People's Front replaced the National Independence Front in order to establish a joint list for the 1949 Hungarian national elections. On May 15, 1949, the People's Front received ninety-six percent of the popular vote. Although the People's Front included members from other political parties, its core leadership were Hungarian Communists motivated on eliminating the remaining (non-communist) political factions within Hungary. In October 1954, the People's Front was reorganized as the Patriotic People's Front, and again it was reconstituted in 1990 into the Patriotic Electoral Coalition.

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