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While we are all part of Justseeds, we also each do all kinds of other work. This channel features information about individual Justseeds members projects, whether they are art activities, political organizing, writing, or teaching.
Capture the Flag!

Capture the Flag!

December 6, 2016

For the past year Jesse Purcell and I have been working on a giant screenprinted book. What we ended up with is Capture the Flag.     A meditation far…

Protests in Print at NYPL

Protests in Print at NYPL

August 15, 2016

Many Justseeds-related publications are included in the current “flash exhibition” Protests in Print at the New York Public Library. Signal, the Librarians and Archivists to Palestine zine, and some Interference…

Signal:05 Out Now!

Signal:05 Out Now!

August 2, 2016

Alec and I are very excited that our latest issue of Signal is back from the printer and available here on Justseeds! We made a little promotional animation/video, and hope…

QUEER HEARTACHE: a poetry tour

QUEER HEARTACHE: a poetry tour

July 25, 2016

TOUR Join award-winning queer Asian-American poets, Kit Yan and Jess X. Chen (justseeds artist) on the Queer Heartache Summer Tour. Combining oceanic laughter, the violence of heartbreak, and the sorrow lost…

White Fringeless Orchid Mural

White Fringeless Orchid Mural

July 25, 2016

The 9th of the Endangered Species Murals is recently completed in the town of Berea, Kentucky- featuring the first plant in the series, the beautiful and strange White Fringeless Orchid….

Freshwater Mussel Mural

Freshwater Mussel Mural

July 4, 2016

The eighth of the Endangered Species Murals is now complete! I’ve just returned to Portland from Knoxville, Tennessee, after finishing up the largest mural I have ever had the pleasure…

Agitadores de Conciencia

Agitadores de Conciencia

June 30, 2016

I’m excited to have a number of posters in a new exhibition entitled Agitadores de Conciencia/Agitators of Conscience. Organized by Ofelio Serpa, the show is currently on display at the…

Beyond Prisons Posters

Beyond Prisons Posters

June 29, 2016

At the end of March I was contacted by Aaron Huey of the Amplifier Foundation about participating in a project he was putting together—an experiment in mass production and distribution…

Juneteenth

Juneteenth

June 19, 2016

Juneteenth is a holiday that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas in June 1865, now celebrated, more generally as the emancipation of African American slaves, on…

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…

Video: Mazatl Painting in Brighton

Video: Mazatl Painting in Brighton

by Mazatl
April 6, 2016

  Here’s Justseeds member Mazatl, painting two murals at the Wahaca restaurant in Brighton, England, and talking about what influences the subjects of his current print and mural work.  …

Big Prints in Omaha

Big Prints in Omaha

March 28, 2016

I spent a week in Nebraska earlier this month, as a guest artist at the University of Omaha, at the invitation of professor Jave Yoshimoto. I spent most of my…

3 Steps Notepads

3 Steps Notepads

February 16, 2016

Our friend Charles at Eberhardt Press (who prints the fabulous Justseeds Organizers each year, and the new 3-Year Garden Journal) just sent me a small box of cool notebooks he…

<em>Our Comics, Ourselves</em> book available now!

Our Comics, Ourselves book available now!

February 12, 2016

Here’s Interference Archive’s youngest volunteer (and Justseeds’ newest sprout) Asa Michigan MacPhee showing off the awesome new book/catalog that came out of the “Our Comics, Ourselves: Identity, Expression, and Representation…

Rest in Power—John Trudell

Rest in Power—John Trudell

December 15, 2015

John Trudell, a poet, recording artist, actor and speaker, passed away on December 8th. Trudell (Santee Sioux) was a spokesperson for the Indians of All Tribes occupation of Alcatraz Island…

Sign Painting

Sign Painting

November 5, 2015

I made this sign for the local needle exchange and learned three things:

Wolf Patrol Online Exhibit

Wolf Patrol Online Exhibit

March 9, 2015

WolfPatrol.org is having an online benefit for their organization which “works on the ground to document and report on wolf hunts and illegal poaching, in the face of the removal…

My Certain Fate

My Certain Fate

January 16, 2015

In 1965, ten years before I was born, my father faked his death in a scuba diving accident on the north coast of Wales, in order to abscond from the…

Traps, Flows, Echoes prep

Traps, Flows, Echoes prep

October 21, 2014

I’m deep in preparation for my upcoming solo show at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland. The show is called “Traps, Flows, Echoes” and it opens Nov 6th,…

Penny Smasher: Phase One

Penny Smasher: Phase One

October 8, 2014

  This fall, I’ve been working with long time cohort Stuart O. Anderson to develop a customized souvenir penny smashing machine (also known as a penny crusher, penny press, or…

Why Do We Protest?

Why Do We Protest?

September 27, 2014

I wrote this article for Bitch Magazine in the leadup to the recent People’s Climate March, thinking about futility and frustration and the reasons we do the work we do….

Amazing! (Josh)

Amazing! (Josh)

September 17, 2014

The ongoing blog series where I ask Justseeds members for five things that have been inspiring them lately. This one from Josh MacPhee in NYC:

The Screenprint Biennial 2014

The Screenprint Biennial 2014

September 16, 2014

I just got some photos from this past weekend’s opening of the first annual Screenprint Biennial, in Troy, NY. My ______ Manifesto diptych was included, which I’m really excited about….

New issue of Peak Magazine out!

New issue of Peak Magazine out!

August 19, 2014

Canadian magazine the Peak has their September issue out and it’s articles are complimented by some artwork of Justseeds’ members. You can read the issue below.

Signal Fire: Lost Marbles

Signal Fire: Lost Marbles

July 18, 2014

I just got back from a week in the Marble Mountains wilderness of Northern California with the wildlands education and residency organization Signal Fire. Ten artists and activists, from a…

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…

Amazing! (Shaun)

Amazing! (Shaun)

April 12, 2014

The ongoing blog series where I ask Justseeds members for five things that have been inspiring them lately. This one from Shaun Slifer from Pittsburgh:

Beyond the Wall in Philly

Beyond the Wall in Philly

April 11, 2014

I recently worked on a big project with Philadelphia Mural Arts, designing materials connected to a mural they are doing around issues of mass incarceration. A half dozen meetings were…

Amazing! (Bec)

Amazing! (Bec)

April 9, 2014

The ongoing blog series where I ask Justseeds members for five things that have been inspiring them lately. This one from Bec Young of Pittsburgh:

Happy Birthday Paul Robeson

Happy Birthday Paul Robeson

April 9, 2014

Paul Robeson was born today, 116 years ago,in 1898. Above is the Celebrate People’s History poster in homage to him. Also belated Happy B’day to Biz Markie!

Camoutopia in Process

Camoutopia in Process

March 28, 2014

I’ve been busily printing and pasting and organizing away on my MFA thesis show for Ontario College of Art and Design University. The 60-page written paper is in, now for…

When is a State Not a State?

When is a State Not a State?

March 25, 2014

The organization I’ve been working for in Congo, TL2, performs many of the functions that people in western countries would consider to be the responsibility of the state. From road-building…

Lomami Drama

Lomami Drama

March 22, 2014

For the last six weeks or so, I’ve been in the Democratic Republic of Congo, volunteering with a project that is trying to develop a new national park in the…

Amazing! (Kevin)

Amazing! (Kevin)

March 4, 2014

The ongoing blog series where I ask Justseeds members for five things that have been inspiring them lately. This one from Kevin Caplicki from NYC:

Obenge Recordings

Obenge Recordings

January 22, 2014

I’m pleased to announce the release of Obenge Recordings- a compilation of music I recorded in the now-vanished village of Obenge in Democratic Republic of Congo in the fall of…

Signal:03 Out Now!

Signal:03 Out Now!

January 13, 2014

The brand new issue of Signal: A Journal of International Political Graphics and Culture was just printed, and is now available on Justseeds. We’re really excited about it, and think…

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: Old School 11

Justseeds: Old School 11

December 26, 2013

This old school image is from Kevin Caplicki: “I drew this illustration in 2006 for an anarchist football team that was traveling to the Mondiali Antirazzisti, an Anti-Fascist festival in…

Amazing! (Erik)

Amazing! (Erik)

November 10, 2013

Amazing!, the blog series in which I ask members of Justseeds to make a list of five things that have been inspiring them as of late. This time we get…

Amazing! (Mary)

Amazing! (Mary)

October 26, 2013

Third round of Amazing! the blog series in which I ask members of Justseeds to make a top 5 list of things that have been inspiring them as of late….

Amazing! (Melanie, Roger, Icky)

Amazing! (Melanie, Roger, Icky)

October 12, 2013

Welcome to the inaugural edition of a new series in which I ask the Justseeds collective members to list five things that have inspired/amazed/blown-them-away in the last month or so….

In Palestine pt.21

In Palestine pt.21

July 22, 2013

I’m not a huge reality TV fan, and although I’m vaguely aware of the show American Idol, I had no knowledge of its Middle East equivalent—Arab Idol. Turns out that…

In Palestine pt.20

In Palestine pt.20

July 18, 2013

  There isn’t just graffiti on the walls here. In many places, particularly refugee camps, there are also murals. Some are made with naive charm, some professional skill, and few…

In Palestine pt.19

In Palestine pt.19

July 17, 2013

Most days Ramallah feels like the world’s biggest construction site. Buildings are going up everywhere you look, the street leading up to our hotel didn’t have a sidewalk when we…

In Palestine pt.18

In Palestine pt.18

July 16, 2013

While in Nazareth we took a tour with British journalist Jonathon Cook, who lives with his family in Israel/Palestine. He brought us to the remains of the Palestinian town of…

In Palestine pt.17

In Palestine pt.17

July 15, 2013

The walls of Palestine are alive with messaging and communication, including layers of posters for cultural events, political martyrs, commercial advertisements, and election campaigns. While the martyr posters are mostly…

In Palestine pt.16

In Palestine pt.16

July 12, 2013

When I was in school, it took two years of organizing to get our college library to build their collection of books about prisons from a dusty shelf of old…

In Palestine pt.14

In Palestine pt.14

July 10, 2013

There is a way that the occupation of Palestine seems to have frozen in time certain aspects of life in certain places, creating strange anachronisms. In the old city of…

In Palestine pt.12

In Palestine pt.12

July 8, 2013

There is a lot of amazing graffiti here in Palestine, but I think this might be the best thing I’ve seen so far. This hand is so pretzeled to make…

In Palestine pt.11

In Palestine pt.11

July 5, 2013

I barely got used to seeing the pay-to-ride CitiBikes around New York City before I left town. Although these bike programs seem to now be a prerequisite for any city…

In Palestine pt.10

In Palestine pt.10

July 4, 2013

There is a lot of graffiti here in Palestine, but almost all of it is in either Arabic or English, with a very, very small smattering of French. It was…

Dissent Illustrations

Dissent Illustrations

July 3, 2013

I was recently commissioned by Dissent magazine to provide some illustrations for their special issue on climate change. Check out the magazine here and consider a subscription! You can see…

In Palestine pt.9

In Palestine pt.9

July 3, 2013

This is the largest key in the world. It sits at the entrance to Aida Refugee Camp, which sits on the edge of Bethlehem, pushed right up against the Israeli…

In Palestine pt.8

In Palestine pt.8

July 2, 2013

While being here we’ve heard so many stories of oppression and repression of Palestinians by Israeli Jews (about 25% of Israelis in pre-67 borders are Palestinians, who are “citizens” of…

In Palestine pt.6

In Palestine pt.6

June 29, 2013

This is an eight track railroad crossing in Lyd, a historically Palestinian city within pre-67 borders Israel (called simply “48” by most Palestinians) which is very poor and is undergoing…

In Palestine pt.5

In Palestine pt.5

June 28, 2013

As many of you know, I’m completely infatuated with books, and book design. Being here in Palestine visiting libraries is a bit like being in a candy shop, with an…

In Palestine pt.3

In Palestine pt.3

June 25, 2013

The walls have so much texture here. This image is from Ramallah, and a good example of walls that have been painted over, and over, and over again for years….

In Palestine pt.1

In Palestine pt.1

June 23, 2013

Molly and I (Josh) are in Palestine for two weeks as part of a librarians and archivists solidarity trip. Today was our first day, and we visited a half dozen…

Commentary on “Aqui Seguimos”

Commentary on “Aqui Seguimos”

June 7, 2013

University of Nottingham professor Adam David Morton offers up a nice little vignette of commentary on the significance of the Zapatista movement, using my “Aqui Seguimos” print as a springboard….

Open Call for Labor Memes

Open Call for Labor Memes

April 23, 2013

IN HONOR OF MAY DAY INTERFERENCE ARCHIVE OPEN CALL FOR MEMES For an upcoming exhibition about work stoppage—Strike Then, Strike Now!—we need your made and found memes depicting labor, bosses,…

Congo stories

Congo stories

January 31, 2013

I’ve been slowly updating the tumblr about my Congo trip, dropping in some photos and telling some small stories about them. There’s so much to tell! The total chaos and…

Back from the Congo

Back from the Congo

December 17, 2012

Ten days ago I returned to the US after three months in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I’m still adjusting to being back, waking up at 4 in the morning,…

Interview with Ken Rinker

Interview with Ken Rinker

November 15, 2012

This is an interview with choreographer Ken Rinker, which is printed in the hand sewn zine of “This is an Emergency!” a print portfolio on gender justice and reproductive rights….

Graphics Fight Torture

Graphics Fight Torture

October 22, 2012

I’m in Chicago doing some events. If you can, come out tonight! Graphics Fight Torture, A screen-printing workshop with Josh MacPhee Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State St., 7th floor  …

Sewing Freedom

Sewing Freedom

October 14, 2012

Jared Davidson (from Garage Collective, and designer of the Red Feds Celebrate People’s History poster) just put out a great looking new book on anarchism in NZ called Sewing Freedom….

Occuprint Broadsheets Have Arrived!

Occuprint Broadsheets Have Arrived!

April 12, 2012

We just received the biggest propaganda drop-off in my lifetime here at the Interference Archive! Occuprint MayDay materials arrived today, including 30,000 broadsheets, 8,500 posters (18″x24″), and 55,000 stickers! Holy…

Endangered Species Condoms

Endangered Species Condoms

March 8, 2012

Some exciting news for me- I’m going to be working with the Center for Biological Diversity to develop art for the next round of Endangered Species Condoms. The condoms are…

Occuprint Fundraiser

Occuprint Fundraiser

February 22, 2012

Occuprint, a group I’m involved in that has been helping to organize, produce, and distribute posters and graphics for the Occupy movement since the early days of Occupy Wall Street…

Old Yeller’s Dance

Old Yeller’s Dance

January 13, 2012

I worked up a new video recently, an ominous treatment of that crucial scene in Disney’s Old Yeller (1957) wherein Yeller battles the rabid wolf that’s been terrorizing the Coates…

Organizers sold out!

Organizers sold out!

December 21, 2011

Uh, the entire run of 2012 Justseeds/Eberhardt Press organizers has sold out. I’m sort of shocked. I sincerely apologize to anyone disappointed, the rate of movement was quite beyond what…

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…

Viande de Brousse opening

Viande de Brousse opening

June 25, 2011

The Bushmeat Food-cart debuted at the Mall last Saturday; people seemed to enjoy it, in a way. Here’s some flicks from the opening!

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…

CPH in Okinawa

CPH in Okinawa

February 25, 2011

Okinawa has long been a site of struggle against U.S. militarism and occupation. Recently activists have been fighting against a U.S. Army helipad. You can read about this struggle HERE…

read the writing on the wall-15

read the writing on the wall-15

February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day! Brooklyn, NY 2011 Why the media (and particularly Wiki leaks) is important Publishing improves transparency, and this transparency creates a better society for all people. Better scrutiny…

Bushmeat Apocalypse

Bushmeat Apocalypse

December 16, 2010

I recently had an article published in the Portland-based environmental journal Bear Deluxe about the international bushmeat trade and the effects that it’s having on the populations of our closest…

Slug & Lettuce Archive

Slug & Lettuce Archive

December 1, 2010

When I was a mini-proto-krusty-skater-travel punk, in the 90’s, I went to a handful of DIY punk and hardcore shows. The self-produced culture and autonomy involved always intrigued me. Growing…

There is No Way

There is No Way

September 28, 2010

I’ve really been enjoying Icky’s process posts on his excellent blog, Blackout Print, and I thought that I’d make one for this blog here. I use a variety of techniques…

In the Blogosphere…

In the Blogosphere…

September 7, 2010

Signal has gotten a couple nice mentions on the web (don’t forget to pick up a copy HERE.): —A review at Dotrad, which calls Signal “a beautiful chronicle of political…

Stop the Bomb

Stop the Bomb

August 9, 2010

Today marks the 65th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki, Japan. Three days prior, August 6, 1945 the USA dropped the first atom bomb on Hiroshima. This flyer was made…

Printing with Taring Padi

Printing with Taring Padi

March 30, 2010

Here’s a little photo essay showing the printing process used by Indonesian print cooperative Taring Padi, including images from all stages of the process, from sketching to carving to printing….

Copenhagen Banners

Copenhagen Banners

January 10, 2010

The 800 individual letters (in solar-panel font) that I helped to print for Katherine of SEA Change Gallery here in Portland were stitched together and made into banners in several…

Norway or the Highway 1

Norway or the Highway 1

November 20, 2009

For the past week Chris Stain and I have been living, working, and teaching on a small island in Norway called Halsnøy! We’re at the Sunnhordland Folkehøgskule (a small arts…

read the writing on the wall-9

read the writing on the wall-9

November 12, 2009

Paris, France. 2007 “Anarchy” is from the Greek, prefix an (or a), meaning “not,” “the want of,” “the absence of,” or “the lack of”, plus archos, meaning “a ruler,” “director”,…

Urban Mushroom Find!

Urban Mushroom Find!

November 2, 2009

I don’t live in an idyllic state park like fellow Justseeder Meredith, but I keep my eyes peeled all the same. Last night I discovered that a stump at the…

read the writing on the wall-2

read the writing on the wall-2

September 21, 2009

Its been a year since the Federal Government started bailing out countless financial institutions. The banks and investment have preserved their wealth and avoided their own crisis, and postponed the…

May 68 — May 08

May 68 — May 08

June 15, 2009

  I don’t think I ever posted this project here, and it just popped back up in my head, so I thought I’d share it. Back in early 2008 designer…

Alien Boy Zine

Alien Boy Zine

November 2, 2008

My friend Erin Yanke (Life During Wartime/Circle A Radio) and I just finished a zine about the life of James Chasse Jr. Chasse was a schizophrenic man living in downtown…

Let Freedom Ring

Let Freedom Ring

November 2, 2008

Just a quick post to share a recent project. My friend Matt Meyer has compiled a giant collection of writings about the struggle to free political prisoners in the US,…

Up the Luddites!

Up the Luddites!

July 13, 2008

Friday was the debut of “Meet the Made” here in Pittsburgh, the latest in the Mattress Factory’s “Gestures” series and a project of the Robot 250 program. Curated by Ian…

Memorial Bike RIde-update

Memorial Bike RIde-update

January 8, 2008

Photo by Fred Askew The 3rd Annual Memorial Bike Ride went as planned on Sunday, January 5th. There were around 250-300 cyclists that attended the rides that eventually converged on…

New ghost bikes

New ghost bikes

June 30, 2006

Yesterday, members of Visual Resistance and Time’s Up installed two ghost bikes for 23-year old filmmaker Derek Lake, killed June 26 on Houston St, and Dr. Carl Nacht, killed June…