Soviet Anti-Alcohol Posters In The 1970s And 1980s

Soviet Anti-Alcohol Posters In The 1970s And 1980s

Alcohol presents an exhaustive collection of previously unpublished, Soviet Anti-Alcohol posters. The book includes examples from the 1960s through to the 1980s, but focuses on those produced during the Mikhail Gorbachev campaign initiated in 1985.

Displayed in public places these posters attempted to sober up the Soviet citizen by forcing them to confront the issues associated with excessive alcohol consumption. This allowed the poster designers to present the anti-alcohol message in the most graphic terms. They depicted drunks literally trapped inside the bottle or being strangled by ‘the green snake’. Their protagonists always produce sub-standard work, are smashed when pregnant, neglect their families and present a constant danger to fellow citizens. These dangerous elements are paralytic freeloaders and shirkers who drive under the influence, they are violent, black-marketeers and desperate cologne drinkers…

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“Not among trees or grasses, the serpent has warmed up among us. Don’t suck on him, mammals, or you’ll turn into a reptile yourself.”, 1972
Soviet Anti-Alcohol Posters In The 1970s And 1980s

“Drunkenness won’t be tolerated!”, 1977
Soviet Anti-Alcohol Posters In The 1970s And 1980s

“Don’t drink your life away.”, 1977
Soviet Anti-Alcohol Posters In The 1970s And 1980s

“This is a shameful union — a slacker + vodka!”, 1980
Soviet Anti-Alcohol Posters In The 1970s And 1980s

“Either, or.”, 1983
Soviet Anti-Alcohol Posters In The 1970s And 1980s

“We will overcome!” (Text on snake: “Alcoholism.”), 1985
Soviet Anti-Alcohol Posters In The 1970s And 1980s

“His inner world.”, 1987
Soviet Anti-Alcohol Posters In The 1970s And 1980s

“Rowdy partying ends with a bitter hangover.” (Tattoo text: “I love order.”), 1988
Soviet Anti-Alcohol Posters In The 1970s And 1980s

“Underpass — to the ‘next world.'”, 1988
Soviet Anti-Alcohol Posters In The 1970s And 1980s

“Brought to the Hospital” (Text on the bottle reads: Vodka), 1962
Soviet Anti-Alcohol Posters In The 1970s And 1980s

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