BOOKS: The Art of Dissent

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From "Design of Dissent"
From Rockport Publishers comes The Design of Dissent: Socially and Politically Driven Graphics, by Milton Glaser and Mirko Ilić, with a foreword by Tony Kushner. The $50 book, designed by Mirko Ilić Corp., with a cover by Glaser, showcases posters, books, buttons, magazines and more from the 1960s to the present, spanning the globe and embracing issues as wide-ranging as peace, animal rights, gun control, religion, the Iraq war, women's rights, gay rights and the corporate world. Moreover, in conjunction with the publication of the book, the School of Visual Arts in New York is hosting a companion exhibition — both Glaser and Ilic are on the SVA faculty — from June 3 to July 2. In addition, at SVA on Friday, June 3, 6-7 p.m., Glaser, Ilić and Kushner will discuss the book, the exhibition and the role of graphic design in political activism today, in a conversation moderated by Gloria Steinem. Some images from The Design of Dissent are seen in this showcase, led by this 2004 "Got Oil?" poster, by art director/designers Nenad Cizl and Toni Tomasek, for the Magdalena Young Creatives Festival, Slovenia. Click here for more on the book and click here for more on the exhibition.
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