||Linen backed vintage poster by Paul Colin. LE PARTI SOCIALISTE Lithograph in colors, printed by Bedos & Cie., Paris. Too much can be made of an artist’s political affiliations. Suffice it to say that their output provides sufficient insight into their sympathies. Colin’s design for the French Socialist party–the driving force behind the 5th Republic–is a paradigm of restraint and efficiency. With Marianne serving as the figurehead of the French political galleon, its forward progress decisively indicated with three scarlet-on-blue arrows, there can be little doubt that all concerned parties were sure of their cause, both artistic and politic.