Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge
Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge is a 1919 lithographic Soviet propaganda poster by artist Lazar Markovich Lissitzky better known as El Lissitzky. In the poster, the intrusive red wedge symbolises the bolsheviks, who are penetrating and defeating their opponents, the White movement, during the Russian Civil War.
This poster in modern times is considered abstract.
A similar simplified version (rotated 1/4 turn clockwise) was appropriated by the German post-punk band Mekanik Destruktiw Komandoh (MDK) for their 1983 12" single Berlin, released on the sixth international label.
The Australian Trotskyist organization Socialist Alternative incorporates the red wedge in its logo.
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