This is a
Solidarity election poster from the historical June 4, 1989,
elections in Poland; election that brought Solidarity to
power and ended communism in Poland. Changes in other Central
quickly followed and by the late autumn 1989
the Berlin Wall came tumbling down.
The design by
Tomasz Sarnecki, who used a motif from the classic western
movie High Noon starring Gary Cooper, captured the tense moment
of the elections perfectly.
at the bottom
High Noon, June 4, 1989
using the Polish title of the movie.
Its worth noting that the Polish
elections, an effect of a historical compromise between the
communist regime and the Solidarity movement negotiated over early
spring months in 1989, were held exactly on the same day when the tanks were
rolling in blood on the Tiananmen square in Beijing, China.