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Political posters are visual means of communicating political messages to large audiences. A poster is a printed mass media product. Graffiti and murals do not qualify as posters, since one of the defining criteria for a poster is its mass reproducibility. While graffiti and murals only exist as single objects, attached to a specific place, posters are moveable objects produced in large quantities to cover a wide geographical area. The production of political posters is typically event related. Political events that regularly lead to poster production are election campaigns and also public relations campaigns as well as public protests and demonstrations. While political posters in the context of an electoral campaign have to be considered as paid media, protest posters produced for demonstrations or to ...

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