Land day graphics

Yesterday was not only the last Saturday in March and the birthday of MC Hammer and Ottoman sultan Mehmed II, but also Land Day – a day to commemorate the events of that day in 1976, when Israeli police and army opened fire against Palestinians protesting official expropriations of Palestinian land. Mashallah News was inspired by a slideshow put together by the upcoming (and awesome-looking) Palestinian Museum with posters from Palestinian artists. Graphical work is a strong tradition within contemporary Palestinian art and demonstrates a powerful fusion of the country’s artistic heritage and the ongoing political struggle. We decided to follow the idea of the Palestinian Museum and, on the occasion of Land Day, share some works from the big body of political Palestinian art. The images are all from the online Palestine Poster Project Archives (PPPA).

 Land Day

By Jamal Al Afghani (Palestinian). 1980, publisher: the PLO department of information and graphics.

Land Day

Translation: 30 March 1979 (Land Day) / The day of the Arabization of the land / The day of the liberation of Palestine. 1979, publisher: FATAH.

Land Day

By Emad Abdel Wahhab (Palestinian). 1992, publisher: Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

Land Day

By Zuhdi al Aduwi (Palestinian). 1988, publisher: Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

Land Day

By Mona Saudi (Palestinian). 1977, publisher: Great Union of Palestinian Women.

Land Day

By Abed Abed El Hameed (Palestinian). 1985, åublisher: PLO Unified Information.

Land Day

This is from a series of posters designed by Palestinian artist Ismail Shammout and incorporating the drawings of 19th century Scottish artist David Roberts. 1983, publisher: FATAH.

Land Day

Translation: March 30 / Palestine / Land day (repeated 12 times). By Muwaffaq Mattar (Palestinian). 1984, publisher: PLO Unified Information.

Land Day

1989, publisher: FATAH.

Land Day

This image is from a postcard. 1980, publisher: Palestinian Liberation Front.

Land Day

By Khaled Hijazi (Palestinian). 1980, publisher: PLO Unified Information.

Land Day

By Marc Rudin (Swiss). 1986, publisher: Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

Land Day

By Marc Rudin (Swiss). 1980, publisher: Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

Land Day

Translation: Palestine Land Day / This is our land / No to Zionist settlements, No to occupation / Yes to the Palestine Liberation Organization. 1976, publisher: FATAH.

Land Day

Translation: On Land Day / We liberate the homeland with arms (weapons). By Adnan Al Sharif (Palestinian). 1981, publisher: PLO Unified Information.

Land Day

Translation: On Land Day / We liberate the homeland with arms (weapons). By Adnan Al Sharif (Palestinian). 1981, publisher: PLO Unified Information.

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