Earth Day issued by the Environmental Protection Agency, 1970
The first Earth Day was held on 22 April 1970 with the aim of raising awareness of environmental issues.
It also helped to consolidate the new environmental movement which was growing out of a climate of social conscience and contemporary interest in alternative lifestyles. This photomontage likely reproduces one of the works on show in the exhibition advertised by the poster. The gas mask is a monstrous image in itself and, combined with the globe, it raises the spectre of a world suffocating from pollution.
The OSPAAAL posters in particular reveal the idealistic spirit at the core of the Cuban Revolution, intent on eradicating imperialism globally.
This is a screen printed poster depicting a stylised monkey, with orange hair and a blue face and hands, against a black background.