French for “popular workshop,” the renegade print workshop established at Paris’s École des Beaux-Arts during nationwide protests in France in May 1968. The workshop created new images daily to respond to events.
The posters produced by the ATELIER POPULAIRE are weapons in the service of the struggle and are an inseparable part of it. Their rightful place is in the center of the conflict. To use them for decorative purposes, to display them in bourgeois places of culture or to consider them as objects of aesthetic interest is to impair both their function and their effect.