Poster issued by Hungarian Democratic Forum, 'Hungarian Democratic Forum [MDF]'

Poster issued by Hungarian Democratic Forum, 'Hungarian Democratic Forum [MDF]'

Poster issued by Hungarian Democratic Forum
'Hungarian Democratic Forum [MDF]'
István Orosz
Hungary
1990
Colour offset lithograph printed on paper
Museum no. E.2167-1990

This poster is a succinct graphic representation of the collapse of communist rule and the re-emergence of an independent Hungary. The insignia of the People’s Socialist Republic of Hungary cracks and breaks apart to reveal an older coat of arms belonging to the Hungarian Kingdom of the Middle Ages. This was the coat of arms adopted in 1990 as the official symbol of the new Hungarian Republic. The communist symbols are rendered grey and tomb-like in contrast to the colour of the national coat of arms.