By Lincoln Cushing

ISBN-10: 1597141852

ISBN-13: 9781597141857

This long-awaited catalog of political posters will pay homage to an influential and populist artwork circulate that has created 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 via loose speech flow activist, writer, and educator Michael Rossman over the process thirty years. This inspiring choice of Bay sector posters illuminates the historical past of this ad-hoc and ephemeral artwork shape, celebrating its precise potential to infuse modern matters with the urgency and effort of the everlasting struggle for justice. that includes posters on issues as diversified as civil rights, warfare, poverty, the surroundings, track, women’s liberation, positive paintings, and gentrification, we all or None indicates us why the Bay sector was once such fertile breeding floor for the style and why it arguably produced extra self sufficient political posters than at any place else in the world. this is a thrilling 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 against the established order. In spring of 2012, the Oakland Museum of California will current its first complete exhibition of this lately bought treasure; the exhibit, in addition to this booklet, offers an unbroken narrative of passionate social justice printmaking from the mid-1960s to the present.

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