Monday, June 23, 2008

New People's History Poster Collaboration Finished

Sara Meister and I have finally finished work on a collaborative poster we started this spring. It will be part of the Celebrate People's History poster project, an influential poster series started by Josh MacPhee 11 years ago. On a visit to Sara's hometown of Kalamazoo, Michigan last summer, we saw a great exhibit at the local history museum about the intriguing strike at the Kalamazoo Corset Company in 1912. As there was never much written on the subject, Sara embarked on a research project with the goal of producing a zine later this year. I'd been itching to do another People's history poster for some time, and we got to work.

We've printed a limited edition silkscreen run of the posters which will be available soon from Justseeds. The design will then go to Stumptown Printers, the Portland, Oregon-based shop that has been printing the People's History project for years. Within the next month or two, the poster will be available in mass-produced form, distributed to individuals, schools, community spaces, libraries and the like. One of my favorite things about the People's History posters is how often I see them around.

You can click on the picture above to get a larger, readable version.

I designed another poster for this project several years back (2003?) - that one was about the French environmental writer and anarchist EliseƩ Reclus.

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