March 4, 2017

All of Us or None: Social Justice Posters of the San by Lincoln Cushing

By Lincoln Cushing

This long-awaited catalog of political posters will pay homage to an influential and populist artwork circulate that has created probably the most enduring imagery of our time. In we all or None, writer Lincoln Cushing examines key decisions from a awesome archive of over 24,000 posters accrued by way of loose speech circulation activist, writer, and educator Michael Rossman over the process thirty years. This inspiring selection of Bay region posters illuminates the historical past of this ad-hoc and ephemeral artwork shape, celebrating its special potential to infuse modern concerns with the urgency and effort of the everlasting struggle for justice. that includes posters on issues as various as civil rights, struggle, poverty, the surroundings, tune, women’s liberation, superb artwork, and gentrification, we all or None exhibits us why the Bay zone was once such fertile breeding floor for the style and why it arguably produced extra autonomous political posters than at any place else on the earth. here's an exciting historical past of artists, studios, printshops, vendors, activists, icons, and changemakers—among them R. Crumb, Stanley Mouse, Cesar Chavez, Max Scherr, Emory Douglas, Angela Davis, the San Francisco Mime Troupe, invoice Graham, and Pete Seeger—together elevating their voices towards the established order. In spring of 2012, the Oakland Museum of California will current its first accomplished exhibition of this lately received treasure; the exhibit, in addition to this e-book, provides an unbroken narrative of passionate social justice printmaking from the mid-1960s to the present.

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