Graphic Agitation by Liz McQuiston
Social and Political Graphics Since the Sixties

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From the revolutionary Sixties to the present day, this book explores the many ways graphic art and design have addressed social and political issues. The book covers a broad range of subject areas including war, peace, national politics, ecology, health, civil rights and sexual politics. It features the work of some of the world's best known personalities and studios, such as Grapus in France, Klaus Staeck in Germany, Seymour Chwast in the USA and Wild Plakken in Holland, as well as the powerful graphics of anonymous protest. Images of anger and emotion, humour and satire appear throughout, as symbols of power, peace and persuasion. In addition to their striking visual impact, this collection of images and memorabilia presents a powerful reflection of the social concerns and political struggles of our age.
 

About Liz McQuiston

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McQuiston divides her time between graphic design practice, teaching and writing.
 
Published October 1, 1993 by Phaidon Press. 240 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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