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Peg Averill

A classic Peg Averill design via the War Resisters League, with her signature illustration style used to great effect in railing against the prison system. This poster was produced at some point in the late 1970s by the War Resisters League (WRL), for an exhibition (likely of Averill’s work) at Gallery 345, at 345 Lafayette St., NYC, right next to the Muste Building, where the WRL has been housed since 1969.

For those not familiar with her work, Averill (1949-1993) created hundreds of political graphics in the 1970s and 80s, which were used by a large number of organizations working on a variety of political issues (anti-war, anti-nuclear, prisoner rights, anti-death penalty, etc.). Her illustrations were often used in the War Resisters League publication WIN.

ATTENTION: These posters are over 30-years-old. Although they are in overall great condition, they may have some worn or faded edges and small corner bends.

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