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by Josh MacPhee, editor
Oakland, CA: PM Press, 2009
Pages: 156
Dimensions: 6 in x 9 in
Cover: soft
Binding: perfect bound
Process: offset
Color: full color
Edition size: unknown
ISBN-10: 1604860901
ISBN-13: 978-1604860900

Josh MacPhee, the editor of this collection, is a good friend of ours and we really are excited about his work. We carry other publications that Josh has had his hand in: Realizing the Impossible: Art Against Authority; and two collections of postcards from the Justseeds collective: Celebrate People's History - Postcard Set No. 1 and Celebrate People's History - Postcard Set No. 2.

Paper Politics: Socially Engaged Printmaking Today is a major collection of contemporary politically and socially engaged printmaking. This full color book showcases print art that uses themes of social justice and global equity to engage community members in political conversation. Based on an art exhibition which has traveled to a dozen cities in North America, Paper Politics features artwork by over 200 international artists; an eclectic collection of work by both activist and non-activist printmakers who have felt the need to respond to the monumental trends and events of our times.

Paper Politics presents a breathtaking tour of the many modalities of printing by hand: relief, intaglio, lithography, serigraph, collagraph, monotype, and photography. In addition to these techniques, included are more traditional media used to convey political thought, finely crafted stencils and silk-screens intended for wheat pasting in the street. With essays by Deborah Caplow, Eric Triantafillou, and Josh MacPhee, as well as short writings on printmaking by over a dozen artists in the book.

Almost all of the Justseeds crew are inside, as well as many other artists, including: Sue Coe, Tom Civil, Christopher Cardinale, Jan Danebode, Sanya Hyland, Emek, Keinom, Klutch, Morgan Andrews, Janet Attard, BORF, Jon-Paul Bail, Brandon Bauer, Rebecca Bughouse, John Carr, Mathew Curran, Art Hazelwood, MEEK, David Lester, Dave Loewenstein, Doug Minkler, Claude Moller, Nicole Schulman, Susan Simensky Bietila, Sixten, Miriam Klein Stahl, Rocky Tobey, Seth Tobocman, and many more.

More about Josh MacPhee:

Josh MacPhee is an artist, curator, designer and activist currently living in Brooklyn, NY. His work often revolves around themes of radical politics, privatization and public space. He regularly produces posters and graphics for political groups and events. He organizes the Celebrate People's History Poster Series.

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