7.3.15 / Weekend Daily Heller: Happy 4th

 


Just in time, while thinking about liberty and freedom, I read a story in Hyperallergic about the newly digitized Joseph A. Labadie Collection at the University of Michigan. This database contains posters that have been acquired over the past 100 years, covering social protest movements such as anarchism, civil liberties, colonialism, communism, ecology, labor, pacifism, sexual freedom, socialism, women, and youth/student protest. Some are from the first half of the 20th century, but the majority are from the 1960s and later. Many are undated.

“It’s not enough for us to preserve the artifact if people cannot see it,” Julie Herrada, Labadie Collection curator, told Hyperallergic. “Posters are a difficult format because they are fragile and can only withstand so much physical handling, so providing access to these materials while keeping them safe is a complicated process—or it was, until the technology and resources became more readily available to us.”

I’ve surfed the collection and the materials are significant documents of political history through the lens of graphics. See more here.

 

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STEVEN HELLER

is the co-founder and the co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author program at the School of Visual Arts. He writes the Visuals column for the New York Times Book Review and the Graphic Content blog for T-Style. He is the author, coauthor, and/or editor of more than 120 books on design and popular culture, including the recent book Born Modern: The Life and Design of Alvin Lustig (Chronicle).