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Members of Justseeds are always working together, sometimes as a large group, sometimes just a handful of us.
“American” Flag

“American” Flag

April 10, 2017

Some thoughts on my contribution to this year’s Justseeds CSA, “Earth Protectors: Global Movements against Climate Change.” I arrived in this country as a five-year old in the 1970s, and…

Migrant Mural in LA

Migrant Mural in LA

May 3, 2016

Justseeds artist Jess X. Chen just completed a really impressive mural project at the Miguel Contreras Learning Complex in LA as part of the Endangered Species Mural Project. Working with…

MayDay preparations in Milwaukee

MayDay preparations in Milwaukee

April 18, 2016

It’s a Justseeds art explosion in the art-build space above Company Brewing in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood for the next three days. Justseeds artists Paul Kjelland, Pete Railand, Nicolas Lampert and…

Help RAMPS Put Down Roots

Help RAMPS Put Down Roots

February 7, 2016

One of the organizations, RAMPS, represented in our new portfolio We Are the Storm is fundraising to continue their efforts. Check out their campaign, support if you’re able, share cos…

Honoring Woody Guthrie

Honoring Woody Guthrie

October 14, 2015

The iconic American folk singer, Woody Guthrie, was born on July 14th, 1912. Publicly appearing with a guitar labeled “This Machine Kills Fascists” and writing songs about class inequity which…

CPH : IVAW in SF August 13th

CPH : IVAW in SF August 13th

July 26, 2015

Celebrate People’s History: Iraq Veterans Against the War Ten years of fighting for peace & justice One Night Only! Thursday August 13th, 2015 6PM – 10PM Mullowney Printing 931 Treat…

Honoring Geronimo

Honoring Geronimo

February 17, 2015

“I was born on the prairies where the wind blew free and there was nothing to break the light of the sun. I was born where there were no enclosures.”…

Honoring Muhammad Ali

Honoring Muhammad Ali

January 16, 2015

Muhammad Ali was born on this day in 1942 and has kicked ass ever since. A poet boxer, Ali publicly announced his conversion to the nation of Islam the day…

Justseeds Notebooks!

Justseeds Notebooks!

December 4, 2014

Last year we launched a set of new blank notebooks, co-published with the venerable Eberhardt Press (printers of our ever popular annual organizers, which are now only available from them)….

Honoring Zumbi dos Palmares

Honoring Zumbi dos Palmares

November 20, 2014

Dia da Consciência Negra, or Black Awareness Day, is celebrated on this day every year in Brazil. The date of the holiday was selected to honor Zumbi dos Palmares for…

Public Energy Art Kit

Public Energy Art Kit

May 5, 2014

Justseeds artists Santiago Armengod, Nicolas Lampert and Roger Peet each made a graphic for the recently released Public Energy Art Kit, which is a collection of posters addressing aspects of…

Zapatista Murals

Zapatista Murals

January 10, 2014

I’m just back from three weeks in Mexico, most of which I spent traveling with Mazatl in Chiapas, the southernmost state and home to the Zapatista movement and its system…

Justseeds Notebooks on the Way!

Justseeds Notebooks on the Way!

November 26, 2013

For years we’ve been talking about making blank/ruled/graphed notebooks with Justseeds art on the cover, and now we’ve finally done it! We’ve teamed up once again with Eberhardt Press (who…

Justseeds: Old School 10

Justseeds: Old School 10

September 12, 2013

Meredith Stern: “My first protest poster made in 7th grade, to try to boycott plastics and styrofoam in the cafeteria. I started a petition campaign, and somehow got a ton…

Justseeds: Old School 8

Justseeds: Old School 8

August 29, 2013

Bec Young: “I created this flyer many years ago while I was living at the Trumbullplex housing co-op in Detroit. In typical fashion, I not only made all the flyers…

Justseeds: Old School 6

Justseeds: Old School 6

August 15, 2013

A drawing from Mazatl when he was 8 years old: “This is a cartoon of former Mexican president Carlos Salinas, who prepared NAFTA for Ernesto Zedillo to seal the deal.”…

Justseeds: Old School 5

Justseeds: Old School 5

August 8, 2013

From Nicolas Lampert: This factory image was made in 1993 in Ann Arbor, Michigan a year after I graduated college. The image was influenced by Zug Island in Detroit and…

Justseeds: Old School 4

Justseeds: Old School 4

August 1, 2013

From Alec Icky Dunn: “This may have been my first letter-press project, made in 1993 maybe? (notice how little progress I’ve made with registering prints in 20 years) I thought…

Justseeds: Old School 3

Justseeds: Old School 3

July 24, 2013

This is Meredith Stern’s first comic, which centers on mice and cheese. She began by drawing animals, and she’s still drawing animals!

Justseeds: Old School 2

Justseeds: Old School 2

July 18, 2013

Lesly Geovanni Mendoza’s mural painted on the front of the offices of Zapatista National Liberation Front in Mexico, circa 2004.

Honoring Grace Lee Boggs

Honoring Grace Lee Boggs

June 27, 2013

“History is not the past. It is the stories that we tell about the past. How we tell these stories – triumphantly, self-critically, metaphysically, or dialectically – has a lot…

Printing a Josh MacPhee at SGCI

Printing a Josh MacPhee at SGCI

March 29, 2013

The printing of Josh MacPhee’s 2-color screenprint during Uprising: Images of Labor, a Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative exhibition at the SGC International in Milwaukee, WI

LA Art Book Fair

LA Art Book Fair

January 21, 2013

Justseeds will be tabling at the first ever Los Angeles Art Book Fair in a week and a half. Meredith, Josh, and friends will be table-jockeying all weekend. It’s free!…

Justseeds on StreetArtNYC

Justseeds on StreetArtNYC

December 13, 2012

StreetArtNYC give a nice mention of Justseeds exhibition “Sowing the Seeds of Love” with some images on their blog. Thanks! Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative is “Sowing the Seeds of Love” at…

Certain Days 2013

Certain Days 2013

September 15, 2012

Once again, Justseeds members have been heavily involved in the art side of the always fabulous Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar. This year Santiago’s art is on the…

Justseeds in Berlin pt8

Justseeds in Berlin pt8

June 1, 2012

When we first arrived in Berlin, and were brainstorming about what our installation should look like, we started documenting what was on the streets. I was drawn to the construction…

Justseeds in Berlin pt7

Justseeds in Berlin pt7

May 31, 2012

One of the most striking visual things about Berlin at street level is that there is still a thriving poster scene. While most of the posters are commercial, there are…

Justseeds in Berlin pt6

Justseeds in Berlin pt6

May 29, 2012

Our show in Berlin was paralleled by a smaller exhibition of German political posters and prints, collected by Heiko and Andreas (who helped bring us to town) from over a…

Justseeds in Berlin pt3

Justseeds in Berlin pt3

April 28, 2012

Turns out that when Kevin and Santiago were here in Berlin in the Fall last year, they pasted up a big entryway in Kreuzberg with leftover prints from the Slovenia…

Justseeds in Berlin pt2

Justseeds in Berlin pt2

April 27, 2012

While here in Berlin we’ve been absorbing the visual atmosphere, which includes a significant amount of interesting political markings and messages. Here’s ten from my camera.

Justseeds in Berlin pt1

Justseeds in Berlin pt1

April 24, 2012

So there are five of us Justseeds members (and two fellow travelers) trouncing around Berlin, in preparation for our exhibition at Neurotitan gallery (see HERE!). We’ve been here for almost…

Justseeds: 2011 in Review

Justseeds: 2011 in Review

February 4, 2012

2011 was a busy year for Justseeds! Amidst all of the art-making, art shows, installations, posters, murals, occupying, teaching, protesting, de-colonizing, DJing, graphic making, illustrating, book designing, book writing, blogging,…

<em>No REDD Papers, vol. 1</em>

No REDD Papers, vol. 1

November 25, 2011

I recently designed a new pamphlet about the failures of REDD, the UN’s current carbon trading scheme. It is called No REDD Papers, vol. 1, was edited by Hallie Boas,…

IAS Lexicon Series Kickstarter

IAS Lexicon Series Kickstarter

November 24, 2011

I’ve been having fun designing a new pamphlet series for the Institute for Anarchist Studies called “Lexicon,” which consists of short essays by different authors laying out definitions of political…

2012 Organizers are out

2012 Organizers are out

November 7, 2011

If you missed it last week: the 2012 Justseeds/ Eberhardt Press organizer is out. I’m busy wiring them together as fast as I can, while Charles of Eberhardt stands behind…

Organizer finished and on its way!

Organizer finished and on its way!

October 31, 2011

The 2012 Justseeds/Eberhardt Press Organizer is finished and on its way to HQ. It’ll be available for sale on Thursday. Click through for a preview of the inside!

Bunker Mentality

Bunker Mentality

October 17, 2011

I just returned from Europe, having followed up the epic Justseeds Slovenia Install with some travel in Croatia and the UK. During my excursion to Croatia, I stayed on the…

Slovenia, Day One

Slovenia, Day One

September 17, 2011

Today was our first real day working on the installation for the Biennial of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana. Kevin and Mazatl have been in Slovenia for a couple days, while…

Neighbor Ballads

Neighbor Ballads

September 16, 2011

A month or so back Printeresting ran a great feature on a recent project Erik Ruin worked on called Neighbor Ballads. Check out the article HERE, it’s a really nice…

From the Ashes…

From the Ashes…

September 4, 2011

“From the Ashes: Works by Dylan Miner” Michigan Institute for Contemporary Art September 4 – 30 “We can bring to birth a new world from the ashes of the old.”…

The Finished Thing

The Finished Thing

September 2, 2011

Today I put the final touches on the mural that’s been my summer job. It’s on the Citybikes Annex building at 8th and Ankeny in Portland, Oregon (Click here for…

A Busy Day

A Busy Day

August 4, 2011

Oof. It’s finally summer out here in the Best Coast, and I find myself caught up in a veritable storm of art-activities. When it rains, it pours, you know? Except…

Marie Mason Benefit T-Shirts

Marie Mason Benefit T-Shirts

June 6, 2011

I created this image a while back for my old friend Marie Mason, who’s currently serving out a 22-year prison sentence for charges related to two acts of property destruction…

Graphic Protest, Catalogue

Graphic Protest, Catalogue

June 3, 2011

When Anne Gochenour curated Graphic Protest (see the original posts here and here) at Central Michigan University, the gallery published a small catalogue. Gochenour wrote a solid essay placing the…

Justseeds Resourced Exhibition Review

Justseeds Resourced Exhibition Review

May 24, 2011

Justseeds “Resourced” Portfolio is on display in Providence RI. The show is reviewed here: http://providence.thephoenix.com/arts/120849-review-justseeds-resourced-focuses-on-ecolo/

Viande de Brousse

Viande de Brousse

May 23, 2011

Here’s a new project: a bushmeat food-cart. The project is called Viande de Brousse, the French translation of bushmeat, meaning simply wild meat hunted from the forest, or bush, as…

Nuestras Voces

Nuestras Voces

April 27, 2011

A little while back the Georgia-based DIA (Dignidad Inmigrante en Athens) contacted us for graphics to use in their new publication Nuestras Voces. The first issue just came out, and…

Shoot For Peace

Shoot For Peace

March 22, 2011

Checking Militarism – Public broadcaster giving airtime to war I just completed this illustration for an article in The Dominion newspaper. For those or you unfamiliar it is a great…

Craftland Blog Interview

Craftland Blog Interview

January 27, 2011

Hey people… for anyone interested, I was just interviewed in the latest blog on Craftland. Craftland is a local artist store owned and run by local RI artists. It started…

In the News & New Reviews

In the News & New Reviews

January 14, 2011

My books and projects have gotten a nice batch of press lately: 1) Chloe Eudaley of Reading Frenzy in Portland, OR chose Celebrate People’s History! as one of her top…

Work Calendar 2011!!!

Work Calendar 2011!!!

November 24, 2010

All of us at Justseeds are excited to announce our brand new 2011 wall calendar we produced in collaboration with AK Press and Eberhardt Press!!! The calendar explores the theme…

CPH on the web

CPH on the web

November 23, 2010

Some early reviews and mentions are coming in from the blog-o-sphere about Celebrate People’s History!: The Poster Book of Resistance and Revolution: Beyond Resistance says “This book is simply amazing,”…

Early Nov. Press Round-Up

Early Nov. Press Round-Up

November 10, 2010

1) The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal published a cool write-up by Faythe Levine (former owner of Paper Boat Gallery) on her recent trip to Pittsburgh, including a stop at Justseeds World Headquarters….

RESOURCED in Make:Craft

RESOURCED in Make:Craft

October 13, 2010

The Justseeds 2010 portfolio-RESOURCED is included in the Make:Craft exhibition at the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design. Bronya and Andy Galef Center for Fine Arts…

Some Press…

Some Press…

September 1, 2010

A couple nice articles have come out recently about my projects: 1) Beth Simpson is working up a new Champaign-Urbana-specific Celebrate People’s History poster project. There’s a nice write-up in…

Signal 01 is out!

Signal 01 is out!

August 6, 2010

The first issue of Signal is out now published by PM Press. Signal is a full color, 140 page book about international political art, graphics, and culture. The first issue…

Open City Syracuse, day 2!

Open City Syracuse, day 2!

May 20, 2010

Here’s more images from the Open City project here in Syracuse! Please come on by! Make a print! Drink some coffee! Help us build!

Madison Sign Project

Madison Sign Project

May 17, 2010

Recently, six “historical” signs that I created went up in Madison, Wisconsin through a project with the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. The signs honor former spaces in the city…

Justseeds press round-up

Justseeds press round-up

May 15, 2010

We’ve gotten a couple more hits around the blogosphere: 1) Justseeds interviewed (long-format!) on Arrested Motion, read it HERE. 2) Paper Politics reviewed in-depth by Eric Triantifillou in the Brooklyn…

Swoon in Artnews

Swoon in Artnews

May 10, 2010

If you failed to pick up your April 2010 issue of Artnews you missed an article on Swoon. What you would also miss is that we have prints of hers…

Justseeds Maydays Sale!!!

Justseeds Maydays Sale!!!

May 3, 2010

Justseeds is uprooting our physical plant from its’ cookie-scented north Portland (Oregon) location and moving cross-country to Pittsburgh in mid-May. To commemorate this historic occasion (and in an attempt to…

E X P O

E X P O

April 13, 2010

Here are some photos of my recent exhibition at Igloo Gallery in Portland, OR. It was a blast installing the show. I received a warm welcome and so much help…

Recent Press Roundup

Recent Press Roundup

March 27, 2010

Here’s some of my latest activity around the world of the web: 1. Realizing the Impossible got a nice plug on the Book Forum blog, HERE. 2. B. Cortez &…

Recent Press Round-up

Recent Press Round-up

March 7, 2010

There’s been a small flurry of press and features on a couple of my recent projects, the Paper Politics: Socially Engaged Printmaking Today book, and the Signs of Change exhibition…

Clowning at the Armory…

Clowning at the Armory…

February 20, 2010

The Pittsburgh contingent of Justseeds spent a grueling twelve hours tabling the Handmade Arcade early last December. The event was held in an armory in the middle of a well-off…

Studio Time

Studio Time

January 28, 2010

This week has been great, I was able to spend most of the week in the studio working on a couple prints, one of Melanie’s designs and one of my…

Mix-A-Day

Mix-A-Day

January 11, 2010

I’ve been creating a mix of music & other auditory ephemera every day for the month of January 2010. They’re all posted here in downloadable form. This project is a…

collage of the week (13)

collage of the week (13)

January 7, 2010

A double negative… or a critique of land use and popular culture. A devastated landscape mixed with an oversimplification of indigenous people as only belonging to the distant past and…

Goodbye 2009

Goodbye 2009

December 30, 2009

I went back through our blog from this last year and picked out some stuff that had stayed with me. Sometimes it was just an image, other times an article…

Banner project video

Banner project video

December 16, 2009

Justseeds member Roger was caught on video printing letters for the Climate Change March in Copenhagen. Roger posted some stills from the project HERE a week back or so, but…

New Justseeds T-shirts!

New Justseeds T-shirts!

December 11, 2009

As I type this, our first-ever run of Justseeds promo t-shirts are quietly being disseminated by our Viral Street Marketing Team. Some of us are also just giving them to…

collage of the week (2)

collage of the week (2)

October 22, 2009

This image is titled “Act Like Nothing’s Wrong” and comments on the general public amnesia towards the on-going wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Collage of the Week (1)

Collage of the Week (1)

October 15, 2009

Every Thursday, I will post a new collage image – selecting between recent and past work. This image is titled “Nature as a Laboratory.”

Machine Animals and Meatscapes

Machine Animals and Meatscapes

October 6, 2009

Below are some install shots from my exhibit “Machine Animals, Meatscapes, and Public Interventions” at the Allen Priebe Gallery at UW Oshkosh. The opening is Thursday, October 8th 7:00pm-9:00pm and…

Chick Pea Radio

Chick Pea Radio

September 8, 2009

chick pea radio is back on the airwaves and internet-waves! I’ve been doing this radio show on and off, with or without partners, and under various names for close to…

28th Biennial of Graphic Arts

28th Biennial of Graphic Arts

August 17, 2009

Justseeds is really excited to be included in the 28th Biennial of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia!!! 28th Biennial of Graphic Arts September 4-October 24, International Centre of Graphic Arts…

Liberation Banner Project

Liberation Banner Project

August 10, 2009

i recently completed a residency at AS220 in Providence, RI. during my month there I worked on a large-scale but intricate banner project. the first three weeks were entirely spent…

80% of Justseeds

80% of Justseeds

August 5, 2009

Our group photo of folks that attended the Justseeds retreat this past weekend, in Braddock, PA. There’s another on our Flickr. Thanks to the Transformazium folks, and others, for feeding…

Justseeds Retreat!

Justseeds Retreat!

August 3, 2009

We just had the annual justseeds retreat! Three days in Braddock outside Pittsburgh, Pa across the street from a Steel Mill! Long days (10 hour sessions!) where we talked about…

I Know There is Love

I Know There is Love

August 1, 2009

Brooklyn Street Art as put up a time-lapse video of a recent Armsrock & Chris Stain mural on a rooftop. check it out

RUST Closing Party

RUST Closing Party

July 29, 2009

RUST (Radical Urban Silkscreen Team) 2009, a project of Artists Image Resource and The Andy Warhol Museum, is coming to a close. During the month of July, we cooled down…

RUST 2009: Beastie Hard

RUST 2009: Beastie Hard

July 17, 2009

RUST (Radical Urban Silkscreen Team), a Pittsburgh youth print project of the Andy Warhol Museum and Artists Image Resource, is kicking off to a fresh Summer 2009 season. Justseeds members…

Defining Anarchist Art

Defining Anarchist Art

May 29, 2009

I wanted to draw attention to AK Press’ blog Revolution by the Book there is a post about Josh MacPhee & Erik Ruin’s book Realizing the Impossible called Defining Anarchist…

Microcosm Book Teaser

Microcosm Book Teaser

April 30, 2009

Justseeds is putting together a book to be published by Microcosm Publishing and we’re all currently hard at work producing illustrations for it; the subject matter is essentially radical personas…

Indigenous Radicalism

Indigenous Radicalism

April 21, 2009

Here is my first attempt at sharing my academic writings with you. Thought I’d start with this encyclopedia entry I wrote on ‘Indigenous Radicalism.’ Nothing too challenging here. This is…

Art Nouveau Magazine Interview

Art Nouveau Magazine Interview

April 15, 2009

Art Nouveau Magazine just published an interview I did with them a couple weeks back about Justseeds and what makes art political. You can read it here.

RAF Book Cover

RAF Book Cover

April 9, 2009

PM Press has been putting out a lot of interesting books, and I’m excited to be working with them on a lot of design and book covers. One of my…

Earth First T-shirt

Earth First T-shirt

February 20, 2009

This is a design I made recently for a t-shirt for the Earth First roadshow. It got me thinking about how nice it would be if the beavers did take…

New Digital Prints

New Digital Prints

February 16, 2009

I’ve been spending a lot of time in the studio in the day working on some new screen prints. At night I’ve had the time to work on some new…

Artsblog.it Interview

Artsblog.it Interview

December 31, 2008

For anyone that speaks Italian some really cool folks in Rome did an interview with me at the Reproduce & Revolt show at the House of Love and Dissent. You…

Locust Tank(s)

Locust Tank(s)

December 28, 2008

The Locust Tank image that I first made in 1995 got up in some unusual places this year. From the lobby of the MOMA to Gavin’s arm to Topeka, Kansas…

Fire in the Hole

Fire in the Hole

November 18, 2008

Come one come all to a special game night on Thursday, November 20th from 6-8pm! The first fifty participants at War Fair will receive a free coupon to play the…

Justseeds Family Portrait

Justseeds Family Portrait

November 13, 2008

Here is the recent Justseeds Family Portrait taken in Milwaukee, WI. A couple new and old folks were missing, though. I don’t think it was shocking to see Red and…

Zine Yearbook #9

Zine Yearbook #9

November 5, 2008

Just got a package in the mail from Microcosm Publishing with a copy of the hot-off-press brand new Zine Yearbook 9. Over 100 excerpts from zines put out in the…

Justseeds prison portfolio project

Justseeds prison portfolio project

October 8, 2008

Recently, Justseeds has completed a portfolio project for the Critical Resistance ten-year anniversary conference in Oakland, California that took place on September 26-28. The project involved twenty artists from the…

And Then it Was Done

And Then it Was Done

October 1, 2008

Here’s some filcks of the mural Chris, our carpenter savior Nick, and I constructed and painted for Creative Time’s Democracy in America.

Regarding Design

Regarding Design

September 1, 2008

There’s a nice entry about Chris Stain and Justseeds over at the Regarding Design blog.

It Been 2 Years

It Been 2 Years

July 27, 2008

Two years ago Visual Resistance organized an art show and benefit, If They Come For You in the Morning, for our friend Daniel McGowan. Over 100 artists from the Street…

The Threat of Chance

The Threat of Chance

June 4, 2008

If you were interesting in seeing the exhibit, you can check out some flicks I took of the installation over at the Justseeds profile. We filled up a large container…