Steven Heller takes a look at the mascot of the satirical journal The Realist.
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...
Steven Heller takes a look at "How To Read Donald Duck," in which the authors claim the famous Disney comic reflects American corporate exploitation.
10 cartoonists pay tribute to Charlie Hebdo.
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.
In Europe, hardline racist ideologies are making inroads. This resurgence is accompanied by symbols that are eerily like the Nazi iconography of hate.
These Zionist posters are a mixed bag from the late '30s through the '50s, ranging from ads for consumables to political campaigns and even a boxing match.
Cuban artist Edel Rodríguez brings elements of his childhood environment and experiences to his work, which powerfully explores themes of politics, inequality, immigration, and social justice.
Steven Heller shares a Congress of Racial Equality protest button he has kept since the 1960s.
Here are two rich resources for Eastern European Communist era graphic design.