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How to Cover a Revolution

Every publication makes a decisive choice about the tone it wants to set when it comes to covering a revolution. One obvious approach over the years is to use edgy, gritty, journalistic photography on the cover to capture the seriousness of the events. But often those images, no matter how hard hitting, pale in...

2:01 PST. Pre-Occupy Protest Poster Art

The posters beckon us to unite against economic inequality, exploitation, and oppression. They could be signs from an Occupy rally, or even from AIGA’s recent national conference [right]. But at Cal State Long Beach they’re part of Peace Press Graphics 1967–1987: Art in the Pursuit of Social Change. Organized by the University Art Museum...

What to Wear to a… Protest?

So, Steve Heller pointed out yesterday that the New York Times, for some reason, felt it necessary to commission logos for an occupation the rest of the media landscape had barely acknowledged prior to two weeks ago. That, in and of itself, was weird enough—and it was weirder that the logos they were given were...