Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Poster of the Week

Pro Choice
Offset, 1989
United States

The new GOP-controlled Congress is trying to pass a national abortion bill so extreme that even some Republican congresswomen oppose it, out of concern that it will alienate young voters and women.

On Thursday, January 22, 2015—the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion across the country—the House Republicans will vote on a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks.  The bill will also narrow the definition of rape.
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Friday, January 16, 2015

Poster of the Week

Living the Dream
Earl Newman
Silkscreen, circa 1974
Summit, Oregon

"Sooner Or Later, All The People Of The World Will Have To Discover A Way To Live Together In Peace."  Living the Dream  Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1968

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Poster of the Week

Break one, thousand will rise
Lucille Clerc

Artists around the world have responded to the tragic murder this week of 12 people at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine, with powerful graphics expressing grief and renewed commitment to defend free speech.  Four of the magazine's well-known cartoonists, including its editor, were among those killed, as well as two police officers.

Charlie Hebdo is a publication that has always courted controversy with satirical attacks on political and religious leaders. It published cartoons of Muhammad in 2012, forcing France to temporarily close embassies and schools in more than 20 countries amid fears of reprisals. Its offices were also firebombed in November 2011 after publishing a caricature of Muhammad on its cover.

CSPG’s Poster of the Week features a powerful graphic by Lucille Clerc, a freelance graphic designer and illustrator living in London.  To see more graphics and more information, please visit the sites below.
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