long live the vietnamese labour party

The tone of this Gallery is well set by this strikingly powerful poster of a worker resolutely grasping the hammer and sickle against the red field and gold star of Vietnam - a fine example of Vietnamese propaganda art that is unapologetically reflective of Soviet iconic symbolism.

The propaganda posters that emanated out of North Vietnam at the turn of the 1960's promoted its Marxist Leninist ideology regarding industry and workers, and targeted the predominantly agricultural based economy with its vital, numerous peasant work force.

This was Vietnam's tailored revolution with its proclaimed intention to implement the revolution around modernization and development.