How everything started

Title

How everything started

Description

"The theme of the poster is the approachability and accessibility of bureaucratic leaders. It tackles this subject with a great sense of humor. God, depicted in the image of an organization head, tells an angel in the image of a secretary, “Say, ‘There is no God!’” because he does not want to be disrupted while watching an ice hockey game. The cartoon headline “How everything started” hints
at what could be the roots of atheism."

Creator

Valk, G.

Date

1968

Source

Rutgers

Relation

Rights

Source: Holzer, M., Illiash, I., Gabrielian, V., & Kuznestsova, L. (2010). Red Tape from Red Square:Bureaucratic Commentary in Soviet Graphic Satirical Art. Poughkeepsie, NY: NetPublications

Publisher

Rutgers

Contributor

Rutgers

Format

Medium: Poster

Language

Russian

Type

Artwork

Identifier

Art, Satire, Cartoons, Posters, Bureaucracy, Atheism, Religion

Coverage

Russia

Files

godatheism.jpg

Reference

Valk, G., How everything started, Rutgers, 1968

Cite As

Valk, G., “How everything started,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 15, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/457.