Political Poster Show Preps Us For November

Climate-themed poster by Jenn Stucker

September 17, 2008. Feeling a little peevish about politics lately? Posters of Discontent, now on view at Eastern Michigan University, may bring some catharsis. Timed to coincide with the run-up to the presidential elections, the exhibition was curated by graphic designer and professor Andrew Maniotes to highlight the activist aspects of the medium. It features work by designers from hot-button countries like Israel, Ireland, Greece, and Turkey—along with superstars Milton Glaser and Jonathan Barnbrook—that deal with current political and social issues using screen printing, stencil, digital, and offset lithography. Through October 9. emich.edu

Mehdi Saeedi / designer, typographer, calligrapher / Iran

David Tartakover / designer, political activist, educator / Israel

Tuan Phan / propaganda artist / USA

Jenn Stucker / assistant professor, Bowling Green University / USA

Tyler Galloway / assistant professor, Kansas City Art Institute / USA