Live fish from the Supermarket

Hungarian title:

Élő hal a Közértből

Artist: Size:
Szilas, Győző A1 1 Sheet (cca. 55 x 84 cm)
Year: Condition:
1960s Fine, fold marks.
Material:
Paper, offset.

Price: $100


Description:

Tram poster to promote Közért the State Owned Supermarket. Közért was the grocery store during Socialist times where all kinds of foodstuff could be purchased. The State Owned Supermarket was the equivalent of a regular supermarket but was a nationalized version of that. The state's purpose with these posters was - besides of course others - to make the everyday people feel that everything they might need is supplied by the government and is easily accessible in the shops. This work is not an exception. However, this wasn't true, there was a significant shortage of supply in Socialism. 

The design uses blue background that alludes to water and shows photos of a cup of mayonnaies and a plate of breaded fish in the stomach of the fish.