¡Sí Se Puede! Cesar Chavez Graphics and Art

March 31 is the birthday of Cesar Chavez, and also Cesar Chavez Day, which is a state holiday in California, Texas, and Colorado. Chavez was most active as a labor leader and civil rights activist in the 1960s and 70s, when he co-founded what became the United Farm Workers union. He led the struggle for […]

Happy 70th Birthday Angela Davis!

Longtime political activist, writer, speaker, teacher, and cultural icon Angela Davis celebrated her 70th birthday on January 26. Angela’s bold, outspoken politics combined with her striking image (and that classic afro!) inspired many memorable posters, graphics, and magazine covers. Here are 10 of our favorites. For more information on the visual image of Angela Davis, […]

R.I.P. Gary Grimshaw, Psychedelic Poster Artist and Political Activist

Gary Grimshaw, noted psychedelic poster artist and political activist, passed away January 13 in Detroit at the age of 67. Grimshaw created many of the late 60s posters for the Grande Ballroom in Detroit, and was also closely identified with the band MC5, art directing their first LP cover and designing many of their posters […]

Why We Fight: AIDS and ACT UP Posters of the 1980s and 90s

Why We Fight: Remembering AIDS Activism is a powerful exhibit currently on display at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of the New York Public Library. The Library has a huge collection of AIDS activism graphics, and this show draws on that archive as well as including a series of movie and video screenings and panel […]