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No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger movie poster

Contributed by Matthijs Sluiter on Jun 27th, 2020. Artwork published in .
    No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger movie poster 1
    Source: https://www.cowanauctions.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    From Cowan Auctions:

    Printed poster, 23.75 × 35.5 in., promoting the David Loeb Weiss film, No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger, artwork by Milton Glaser, 1968. (…) Verso features stills and quotations from the film, along with popular reviews and prices for hosting viewings.

    The ground-breaking film No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger was titled after a common rallying cry during the Vietnam War protests of the 1960s and 1970s. Though often mistakenly attributed to Muhammad Ali, the jarring phrase proved to be a powerful slogan during the 1967 Harlem Fall Mobilization March, clips from which are featured heavily in the film. Though originally released in 1968, the film remains relevant in today’s world, with one of its most gripping moments featuring a veteran’s poignant question: “How can you tell me it’s too much to ask to be a human being?”

    This poster is signed with a petite cartouche containing Glaser’s name in the left hand corner of the ripped photograph. I had doubts whether the typography is also his: Glaser certainly did not exclusively resort to his own letters in his design work but when using other type he seemed to have a soft spot for serifs, or in case of a sans serif: condensed type. This poster uses two weights (Regular and Medium) of Helvetica; the verso adds Light and Bold.

    No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger movie poster 2
    Source: https://www.cowanauctions.com License: All Rights Reserved.

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