Signal: 01: A Journal of International Political Graphics

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Signal is an ongoing book series dedicated to documenting and sharing compelling graphics, art projects, and cultural movements of international resistance and liberation struggles.

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Artists and cultural workers have been at the center of upheavals and revolts the world over, from the painters and poets in the Paris Commune to the poster makers and street theatre performers of the recent counter globalization movement. Signal will bring these artists and their work to a new audience, digging deep through our common history to unearth their images and stories. We have no doubt that Signal will come to serve as a unique and irreplaceable resource for activist artists and academic researchers, as well as an active forum for critique of the role of art in revolution.

In the U.S. there is a tendency to focus only on the artworks produced within our shores or from English speaking producers. Signal reaches beyond those bounds, bringing material produced the world over, translated from dozens of languages and collected from both the present and decades past. Although a full color printed publication, Signal is not limited to the graphic arts. Within its pages you will find political posters and fine arts, comics and murals, street art, site specific works, zines, art collectives, documentation of performance and articles on the often overlooked but essential role all of these have played in struggles around the world.

Signal 01 includes:
  • Red Rat and Dutch Squatter Comics
  • The Future of Xicana Poster Making: An Interview with Taller Tupac Amaru
  • Adventure Playgrounds: A Photo Essay
  • Propaganda Brigades in Mexico 1968: The Graphic Production of a Movement
  • Incite!: Photomontage and Revolt in the Early 80s
  • Designing Anarchy: the Graphic Covers of Rufus Segar
  • The Political Freight Train Graffiti of Impeach
  • Additional Information

    Author Alec Icky Dunn / Josh MacPhee
    Publisher PM Press
    Page Count 144pp
    Publication Size 5 x 7
    Publication Notes softcover
    Publication Date August 2010
    ISBN 978-1-60486-091-7

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