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From 1945 to 1989, a group of artists now known as the Polish School of Posters created posters that were displayed throughout Poland. Of these posters, some of the most famous were government-commissioned for the circus (“CYRK” in Polish). Because these artworks were heavily censored, the artists inserted hidden meanings about their everyday hardships. How can artists use symbols to create meaning? What advice would you give to your community?  Look to the original prints provided by Contemporary Posters to make your own poster with a hidden message to your community!

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