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Daniel McGowan show preview: Doug Minkler

July 22, 2006

This is the sixth in a series of previews from the July 27-28 benefit art show If They Come For You in the Morning:
Doug Minkler is a printmaker from the Bay Area who has created posters for a wide range of organizations, including the ACLU, the National Lawyers Guild, Veterans for Peace, and the International Longshore Workers Union. He writes:

As part of the international Share the Commons movement, I have placed high-resolution scans of of my poster work on this website which you may download and print for free.
My work is about planetary preservation. The prints are inspired not by rugged individualism, but by the collective humor, defiance, & lust for life exhibited by those on the margins. Though the site is divided into categories such as war environmentalism and criminal justice i see the entire site under the category of labor. It is my hope that these works be used to boost the spirits of like minded comrades as well as the raise the consciousness of conservative relatives and friends. They are my contribution to the international struggle for peace and justice. Included on the site are some writing I have done on the subject of art and politics.
Current projects: Ban Tasers NOW, Ghosts of Guantanamo, Human Needs Not Corporate Greed ( WRAP west coast homelessnes activists)

Doug has two prints in the show. Both are vibrant multicolor silkscreens on archival paper. Above: Doug’s “Campus Predator” poster takes on the duplicitous recruitment tactics of the United States military. Below: “Corporation” gets at the root of the problem with a caustic quote from Ambrose Bierce.


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