The Army of Sleepwalkers is a historical novel by Wu Ming. They asked some posters to get distributed during the presentation tour.
The first one tries to reproduce an old theatre playbill: a big illustration on the top and the title, with a fragment from the novel, on the bottom.
The second one is supposed to be more modern. The background says Zò bot – “let’s beat” in bolognese dialect. It is used by Scaramouche, the protagonist, in blue with some other characters and his mask.
Some copies available here.
Illustration, typesetting, letterpress print