Political Design

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A Realist’s Mascot

Steven Heller takes a look at the mascot of the satirical journal The Realist.

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The Importance of Creating Provocative, Uncensored Art

Don’t say you weren’t told. WARNING! Graphic Content: Political Cartoons, Comix and the Uncensored Artistic Mind has well over 350 controversial illustrations by artists from around the world and throughout history. They deal with extremes of political, cultural, sexual, racial, and, yes, religious issues. It’s also an ebook, enhanced with plenty of video and...

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Duck And Cover

Steven Heller takes a look at "How To Read Donald Duck," in which the authors claim the famous Disney comic reflects American corporate exploitation.

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Little Red Books Take Manhattan

Thanks to collector Justin G. Schiller, many editions of The Quotations of Mao Zedong are now on display in NYC. Read his thoughts on The Little Red Book.

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The Right Is Always Wrong

In Europe, hardline racist ideologies are making inroads. This resurgence is accompanied by symbols that are eerily like the Nazi iconography of hate.

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A Button Said It All

Steven Heller shares a Congress of Racial Equality protest button he has kept since the 1960s.