Not a whole lot of good came out of last century's communist movements -- unless you count Rocky IV, in which case maybe it was all worth it. Celebrating one thing the Reds did right: The Art of Revolution.
Amassed by an obsessed Londoner via eBay, archives, and other collectors, Revolution's a trove of authentic posters from "the golden age of political art", most colourfully championing practical Marxism's "failed social experiment" -- though some would say the more ignominious Big Brother belonged to Channel 4
Ruskie pics include "The Red Army soldier's job is to fight" (blocky bright red stencils of infantrymen skewering the bourgeoisie, running through a nuclear explosion, etc.), "Every blow of the hammer is a blow at the enemy!" (anvil strikes turning into bullets aimed at some poor capitalist), and, featuring a disturbingly happy couple, "Labour will reign in the world!" (maybe first we should figure out which brother is which).
Cuban highlights include a pair of psychedelic Che odes, as well as a host of film posters, like the stark red-on-black Clandestinos, showing two literally bleeding hearts, and a blue-faced, box-headed, smug-looking man smoking a cigar in Vampires In Havana -- and here you thought the superior healthcare system was keeping Castro alive forever.
There's also a small selection of democratic propaganda, from a French poster urging a boycott of the '78 World Cup in protest of Argentina's brutal political suppression, to a 1980s British number depicting Maggie with axes for arms -- which prompted Andropov to say "She is not a man, she is like iron!"