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  • We acquired this object.

1934

  • Work on this object began.

2021

2022

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Brochure, Cambridge Exhibition, Fascism & War

This is a Brochure. It was designed by E. McKnight Kauffer. It is dated 1934. Its medium is letterpress. It is a part of the department.


Kauffer’s design for the British Union of Fascists appears to be an outlier. He soon became vocal in his disdain for fascism, most potently through his designs for antifascist literature and organizations. The mocking humor of Kauffer’s cover for Quack Quack compares Mussolini and Hitler with a statue of a Hawaiian war god. For the catalog cover of the exhibition Fascism & War, Kauffer has released the clenched fist of aggression into an open palm symbolizing peace.

It is credited Private Collection, London.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 21 × 14.3 cm (8 1/4 × 5 5/8 in.)

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