Chairman Miaow

David Alan Grier, The Book of David - Chairman Miaow - Shepard Fairey, Molotov Man - Chinese Restaurant, Toronto - The Economist - nickcalyx’s Desktop - The Sydney Recreational Flying Club - Law & Order - A day in the life of Dang Ton’ku, student and Red Guard - New photographs with old slogans - Time Lapse in Beijing - Ever/Siempre’s mural painting

Over the years, our posters have been used in many different ways: for exhibitions, as illustrations in books and periodicals, or to be shown on websites, blogs, social media.
Here we would like to give you just a few examples of less obvious cases. If you know other examples, please let us know!


The Thoughts of Chairman MiaowThe Thoughts of Chairman Miaow

Inspired by his cat, Andrew Davies made a series of montages based on posters from our collection. He replaced the heads of people in the posters with the heads of cats, and changed the slogan to something relating to the life of cats and their struggle against dogs (‘woofs’). The pictures were published in a book entitled The Thoughts of Chairman Miaow (New York: Gramercy Press, 2005)
In the sample pages above, you may recognize the 1970 poster Greet the 1970s with the new victories of revolution and production and Forcefully beat back the bandits in space from 1958.