Yesterday, for the first time ever I passed some workers installing one of the many displays of the “Core Values of Socialism” that have proliferated around the city over the past few years. The Core Values can be found in numerous formats (paper posters, painted on surfaces, printed on surfaces, carved in stone and displayed or projected visually) and in a wide variety of locations (at street intersections, at bus stops, on construction barriers, on or in busses, in taxis, […]
Yesterday afternoon, while driving on the outskirts of Siem Reap, we passed this hand-painted propaganda poster outside of a hospital. I’ve been too busy for much blogging lately, but do want to make more of an effort to keep posting interesting things–especially while I am here in Cambodia.
This evening while going through a collection of old posters I came across a poster that I collected in early 1990 while studying abroad in Chengdu. The low quality paper is already yellowing and has a slight tear, otherwise it is in pretty good condition. One of a printing of only 10,000 copies, it originally sold for ¥.08. For a city of over 7 million people, that is a very small number. I imagine that there might only be a few […]