WSIU InFocus Segment Archives
West Frankfort native and SIU alumnus Primo Angeli tours a recent SIU University Museum exhibit showcasing his life's work as an acclaimed graphic artist and designer. Angeli, who studied design at SIU in the 1950s, talks with WSIU's Jak Tichenor about his celebratory posters for the Salt Lake City, Atlanta, and London Olympic Games, as well as special events like the 50th anniversary of the lighting of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. Angeli also describes his use of photographic images for social commentary posters like "The Silent Majority," which used a stark picture of rows of crosses in a military cemetery to criticize former President Richard Nixon's defense of his Vietnam policy.
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