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Posters have had an eventful history since they were first used to advertise products at the dawn of the printing age. Although they are still used today to advertise anything from movies to music concerts and travel, they have also had an interesting brush with some of the most moment’s events in history…

Propaganda and Political Posters

During both the First World War (also known as the Great War) of 1914 – 1918 and the Second World War of 1935 – 1945 recruiting posters became very common, many of which have become part of the national consciousness of all of the participants in both wars. Examples of the posters are:

* Lord Kitchener Wants You (British and Commonwealth – World War 1)
* Uncle Sam Wants You (American – World Wars 1 and 2)
* The Winter Aid (Winterhilfswerk) Appeal (German – World War 2)
* Long live Red Army of workers and peasants – the true guard of the Soviet borders (Russian – World War 2)

During this time posters were also used to warn of foreign spies:

* Loose Lips Sink Ships (British and Commonwealth – World War 2)

And to exhort people to work harder for the war effort:

* Rosie The Riveter (British and Commonwealth – World War 2)

Later on, in 1989, during the democratic revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe propaganda posters once again played a part in motivating change and national fervor. These posters were often hand-made and were posted on political rally points such as the statue of St. Wenseslas in Prague, the Berlin Wall and the grave of Imre Nagy (a Hungarian communist politician who was brought down by the Soviet invasion during the failed Hungarian Revolution of 1956) in Budapest.

Movie Posters

The film and movie industry around the world also used the power of the poster to inform and entice patrons to watch their movies. Some of the most well know movie posters over the years have been:

* Metropolis (1927)
* The Mummy (1932)
* Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
* Star Wars, A New Hope (1977)
* Alien (1979)
* Back to the Future (1985)

Travel Posters

Since the introduction of public forms of transport such as trains, ships and planes posters have been used to promote holiday destinations both within a local environment and around the globe. One of the most well known forms of travel posters can be dated back to the 1920’s and 1930’s in which Art Deco style posters were used to advertise American beach resorts.

The Modern Use of Posters

In this day and age posters are more popular than ever and are still used to advertise anything from the latest blockbuster movies to comic book launches. This is because they are cost effective, vibrant and can be used to evoke an emotion from people that very few other advertising mediums can.

The author is a digital poster printing and digital book printing specialist who has worked in the South African Printing industry for over a decade.
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Valleyfair offers some of the best amusing rides on its 90 acres in Minnesota, USA. It is situated in Shakopee. Situated in city of Apple Valley, Minnesota Zoo displays seeing 2000 different animals. An IMAX 3-D theater, monorail and an interactive marine center is also available. With the areas only domed Omnitheater, Science Museum of Minnesota exhibits on science and technology. It is located at St. Paul.

At Blue Mounds guests can view the Sioux quartzite cliff, see a buffalo graze at those grasslands, hear the voice of bison and see the prickly pear cacti bloom in June and July. Grand Portage is located on the America-Canada border in the Pigeon River. The 120 ft falls are highest in the state.

As the falls prevented carrying of articles across, so the Indians created a nine mile trail from Lake Superior to the falls. This trail became famous as “grand portage.” Forestville/Mystery Caves are caves to be explored both above and under ground. Park people arrange tours to aplenty of historical villages in this historical site.

Super Hiking Trail is above a scenic ridge lines overlooking the shoreline of Lake Superior offering panoramic views of the Lake, Sawtooth Mountains, lots of inland lakes and wilderness forests. Go to M N Wildlife Lands, if you want to hunt Canadian Geese, but only in restricted seasons. It is in an area of 1034 acres of uplands, wetlands and wooden trees.

M N State Forests have many wild games in its huge area that is open to public all the time. Public can go hunting anytime at Chippewa and Superior National Forests. It is situated in Northern Minnesota.
Mille Lacs Lake is the 2nd largest in the state. It is the top walleye produce lake in the state. In winter it has four ice houses for its guests, having all the amenities.

Lake Vermilion has a huge size of 40000 acres. It has 1200 miles of shoreline and 365 islands. Established in 1978, Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) has changed little even after the melting of glaciers. With lots of campsites, canoe routes and more than 1000 lakes and rivers are visited by millions every year.

The BWCAW has a wild area too, called Superior National Forest, offering all the adventurous activities. If interested in white water rafting, kayaking or canoeing then come to Kettle and St. Louis River. It offers all these opportunities to its guests.

Biking and blading trails are in plenty in the whole of Minnesota State and many down hill ski areas are converted into biking trails during summer. Many communities offer paved multiple used trails. There are more than a thousand lakes in the state for fishing and boating. In winter all activities regarding ice are offered through out the state, county or city trails.

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Indianapolis is the largest city in Indiana. It has a number of extensive attractions such as parks and other cultural heritage sites. Indianapolis City continuously increases its magnificent appeal among its tourists. It offers travelers an alternative and unique vacation experience, for people of all ages. Here are some of the places you may want to look on a weekend or month long vacation.

The Childrens Museum
The Childrens Museum is the worlds largest childrens museum in Indianapolis. It was founded in 1925 and it offers miniature exhibits and a resource center.

The Childrens Museum features a glass sculpture called the Fireworks of Glass made by Dale Chihuly. The first floor showcases an underwater setting of fish tanks, the Dinosaur Discovery Area and an Egyptian Pyramid with a replica of the real mummy. The lower level has a theater, planetarium and an antique train engine while the second level offers two-storey exhibits called Passport to the World. This area presents the different traditions and cultures from around the world.

Visitors can also access the story entitled, Avenue, an African American community. There are life size mannequins with oral storytelling tradition. Children will love the Carousel Wishes and Dreams Gallery. The real life size indoor carousel is the biggest artifact of the museum. Lastly, The Dinosphere is a place of dinosaur art gallery that features real artifacts and fossils from the Cretaceous period.

Fort Harrison State Park
Fort Harrison State Park is a good venue for a family picnic. It is also the perfect place to go jogging, fishing and walking. The place is also called as the Fort Ben and is located in the northeast section of Indianapolis. The park preserves a Citizen Military Training Camp and the World War II camps.

Fort Harrison is a day park with an 18-hole golf course, hiking trails and VIP housing. Visitors can go horseback riding, hiking and ice fishing.

Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens
Indianapolis Zoo is at the White River State Park accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). It is the home of African elephants, zebras, rhinoceros, dolphins, giraffes and the blue Grand Cayman iguanas. The zoo plays an important role in worldwide conservation and research.

The White River Gardens is a 3.3 acre landmark that connects the plants, animals and people. This botanical attraction offers gardening ideas and plant information. There are thousands of plant species on display with special information exhibit.

President Benjamin Harrisons Home
President Benjamin Homes is a maintained museum that features thousands of books, artifacts and special belongings of the 23rd president. The house wants to increase the public understanding and appreciation of the American system through the life stories of the president.

Gaia Wines Contemporary Winery
Gaia Wines Winery is the 19th winery located at Massachusetts Avenue. The winery provides an educational experience of making a wine. It also features over 150 wine and grape related accessories, gifts and foods. There are also three tasting bays fro private parties. This trip to the winery is for adults.

Track Attack Racing School
The Track Attack Racing School provides a motor sport grounds for people who want to try driving on a real race. The school comes in a small, regular and super sized group package of 5 to 200. It comes with a catering, hospitality race and meeting areas. The karting track is designed in seven turns with two straight-aways on 20,000 square feet of space.

There are special trainers to customize the driving experience. The school also offers a team building program and dealer incentive programs.

Other vacation spots are the Morris-Butler House, Clowes Memorial Hall, Indiana/World Skating Academy and the Scottish Rite Cathedral. People can experience life from the past to the present having these Indianapolis vacations.

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Undoubtedly a staple of Broadway theater, West Side Story has earned its reputation for challenging social commentary and entertaining songs. Even theater patrons have to admit that it’s take on gang life is a little bit colorful–and perhaps even laughable–when compared to the reality. There’s certainly plenty of grit in the story, or at least by the standards of the time it was written in, and there is murder, which is portrayed as grim and meaningless. Anyone with West Side Story tickets these days has to watch the show with a bit of a smirk at times. It’s like comparing the reality of Cops to Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” video.

West Side Story’s 1961 film adaptation shared the Broadway play’s sensibility. But there have been several other movies since then that have taken an overly theatrical or even glorified view of gang life in New York. Here’s just a few of them.

The Warriors, 1979

Directed by Walter Hill, who would go on to produce some of the most thrilling, gritty action films of the ’80s, The Warriors’ opening scene sets the bar for theatrical gang life pretty high. At a conference of New York’s gangs (held in a graveyard), the leader of one of the strongest gangs urges a united front that would allow all of them to rule the city. In the crowd there are The Warriors, a group of Coney Island-based kids with leather sleeveless jackets, feathers and beads; the Hi-Hats, a group of mimes; and the Baseball Furies, a gang that wears face paint and baseball outfits. With other colorful, bizarre gangs fleshing out the story, and what appears to be the absence of any rule of law throughout the film, it’s a pretty unrealistic, almost surreal but entertaining perspective of gang life in New York in the ’70s.

The Wanderers, 1979

Coming out the same year as The Warriors, but with a much smaller cult following, The Wanderers looks at gang life in a glamorized ’60s. Like The Warriors, the film seems to relish showing off the bizarre cliques that tended to divide along racial lines. Loosely based on real gangs that ran in the neighborhoods throughout the late ’50s and early ’60s, there’s the Irish Ducky Boys, the Italian Wanderers, the African-American Del Bombers, and the Chinese Wongs (the last group being described as “twenty-seven guys all named Wong”).

Rumble Fish, 1983

Francis Ford Coppola’s arty gang flick takes a pinch of the nostalgia for the early ’60s that The Wanderers thrived on and adds an oddly experimental slant to the picture. The jarring camera angles and swooping shots, along with the picture being shot in monochrome, with a few choice objects in certain scenes being in color, have made this a favorite of film buffs. Even though the hoods in this film sigh over days past, when the gangs ran the streets, it’s kind of hard to believe any actual New York gang would appreciate Coppola’s art-film view of street life.

Gangs of New York, 2002

Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York only seems to get better with time, but that’s largely because the epic story of American street life has so much detail and substance to it. Reaching back to the 1860s, Scorsese has created a brilliant panorama of the races, creeds and colors that fuel the American dream–and always have. The gangs in this picture are divided along the lines of territory and race as well as ideology, pitting the Dead Rabbits–and Irish gang–against the Native Americans, a group of Protestant xenophobes led by the aptly named Bill the Butcher. Based upon the historical book of the same name, this is the most well-researched and historically accurate of the films on this list, though there are certainly enough Hollywood flourishes to keep things interesting.

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