Signs of Resistance: A Visual History of Protest in America (Paperback)

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Description


“Clever images of dissent are not a recent phenomenon in the United States. . . . [Signs of Resistance is] visually fascinating. . . . [and] there is bigly wit here, too.”
The Washington Post

In hundreds of iconic, smart, angry, clever, unforgettable images, Signs of Resistance chronicles what truly makes America great: citizens unafraid of speaking truth to power.

Two hundred and forty images—from British rule and women’s suffrage to the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War; from women’s equality and Black Lives Matter to the actions of our forty-fifth president and the Women’s March—offer an inspiring, optimistic, and visually galvanizing history lesson about the power people have when they take to the streets and stand up for what’s right.

About the Author


Bonnie Siegler, voted one of the fifty most influential designers working today by Graphic Design USA, founded and runs the award-winning design studio Eight and a Half. She is best known for her design work for Saturday Night Live, the Criterion Collection, HBO, Late Night with Seth Meyers, StoryCorps, Participant Media, and Newsweek. Most recently, she was the creative director of the Trump parody memoir You Can’t Spell America Without Me by Alec Baldwin and Kurt Andersen and created the main title sequence for Will & Grace. She has taught at the graduate level for many years at the School of Visual Arts and Yale University, conducted workshops at the Maryland Institute College of Art and Rhode Island School of Design, and judged design competitions all over the place. She is the author of Signs of Resistance: A Visual History of Protest in America and Dear Client: This Book Will Teach You How to Get What You Want from Creative People. She is married to experimental filmmaker Jeff Scher, and they have two wonderful children, Buster and Oscar.

Praise For…


“Clever images of dissent are not a recent phenomenon in the United States. . . . [Signs of Resistance is] visually fascinating. . . . [and] there is bigly wit here, too.”
—The Washington Post
 
“Illuminating. . . . Signs of Resistance includes the work of many movements—woman’s suffrage, civil rights, Black Lives Matter—but the creativity and conviction behind each image are a common thread.”
—Los Angeles Times

“Siegler has a terrific eye. . . . [If you need] a crash course in how quintessentially American it is to protest, read this. And remember that change does not come about quietly.”
—Newark Star-Ledger

“Siegler guides readers through the complex and powerful history of protest in America through the use of iconic symbols.”
—EW.com
 
“When it comes to the history of protest, sassy signs are nothing new. In fact, figuring out how to represent a protest movement with a few snappy words or an incisive image is a crucial component to making a movement work. And when that effort is successful, it can be truly memorable, as shown by . . . the new book Signs of Resistance.”
—Time.com


Product Details
ISBN: 9781579658663
ISBN-10: 1579658660
Publisher: Artisan
Publication Date: February 13th, 2018
Pages: 240
Language: English