Vietnam enlists propaganda artists in battle against virus | The Star

Tran Duy Truc was picked to create the Covid-19-themed work following a contest run by Vietnamese authorities. The colourful, graphic lines of propaganda art were a common sight in Vietnam during the war against the US in the 1960s and 1970s, pushing messages of encouragement to frontline soldiers and urging the development of socialism. One of Truc’s latest designs depicts an ethnic Thai mother helping her daughter put on a mask while urging people to wash their hands. A total of 14 designs from 10 veteran artists were selected following the contest, with 700,000 prints displayed across Vietnam, said the Culture Ministry.

Cover Photo: The art of the message: Truc showing a propaganda poster he designed to help promote awareness about Covid-19 in Hanoi. — AFP

Source: The Star

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