Vietnamese propaganda posters were used during wartime for communication, to raise morale, and to invite patriotism. Nowadays, communist propaganda can serve as pieces of art and is an interesting souvenir to take back home. Here’s our guide on where to buy some.
This gallery is really easy to miss, as the entrance is not wider than a door; however, that door leads to a whole new world. Walking through this space feels like you’ve entered the past and are in some sort of recruitment zone—every inch of the walls are plastered with retro propaganda posters from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Many of them are originals, and are not available for purchase or come at a hefty price. But you can choose smaller high-quality reproduction prints of these vintage propaganda art posters that are certainly more affordable. If you’re not looking to buy any artwork and just want to see as many examples as you can, then this is where you need to go.
Dogma houses the largest collection of Vietnamese propaganda on Earth, dating from the birth of the modern Vietnamese nation. Fine art print editions on canvas of original Vietnamese propaganda art are available for you to buy from their gallery in Ho Chi Minh City, or even online for prices ranging from 25–60 USD. The originals were created during the Vietnam War, and while these are not available for sale, you can still visit the gallery and look around. The reproductions make a great memento of your holiday, and you can also find other souvenir items that are a fusion of Vietnamese propaganda art and urban fashion. The communist party t-shirts, jackets, Uncle Ho coffee mugs, clocks, and keychains will inject a little socialist reality into your wardrobe and home décor.