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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

FUCK COMMUNISM! (1963) is a bumper sticker by Paul Krassner.

Beneath the words "Fuck Communism" is written "Additional Copies Available From The Mothers Of The American Revolution, Washington, D.C."

The word "Fuck" are written in blue and red and feature stars and stripes from the American flag, the word "Communism" an anvil and hammer.

The poster was sold through The Realist magazine.

"It became one of the most financially successful and culturally memorable pieces of the magazine's history, and a high point of satire upon politics and obscenity, during the early 60s."[1]
"Original "Fuck Communism!" Typography and Design by John Francis Putnam, who also designed The Realist logo. Poster concept was a collaboration with the suggestion for "Fuck" belonging to Putnam, followed by the suggestion for "Communism" belonging to Krassner. Putnam was a regular contributor to The Realist, best known for his MODEST PROPOSALS column."[2]
"Also Note: The MOTHERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION was a fake organization created by The Realist for use on this poster, and for letterhead for occasional correspondence with parties of differing political opinion that would most likely not communicate with The Realist itself."[3]

In advertising this item, Krassner advised that if anyone displaying the sticker received criticism, the critic should be told, "Go back to Russia, you Commie lover."

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