Election poster issued by The Greens and the Independent Women's Association, 'Protecting the Environment. We fight for every millimetre'

Election poster issued by The Greens and the Independent Women's Association, 'Protecting the Environment. We fight for every millimetre'

Election poster issued by The Greens and the Independent Women's Association
'Protecting the Environment. We fight for every millimetre'
Holger Matthies
Germany
1990
Colour offset lithograph on paper
Museum no. E.2067-1990

In East Germany the Green Party had access to the resources of a wide network of European green parties and organisations. This resulted in one of the most technically polished of the posters that were produced for the East German elections of February 1990. It was designed by Holger Matthies, a prominent West German graphic designer. Disregard for environmental protection under the communist GDR (German Democratic Republic) made the environment a key campaign issue in the first elections after the fall of the Berlin Wall.