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Labor Creates All Wealth


This is one of a series of designs I created of this classic labor slogan. Originally used by radical unions such as the Industrial Workers of the World back at the turn of the 19th to 20th century, it still has profound resonance today, especially as gig economy boosters would have us believe value is created out of thin air while their entire operations depend on invisibilized labor. Recent social media posts have made it clear there’s a wide interest in them, so I printed this one up as an inexpensive riso print. Enjoy!

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CPH in NZ pt2

CPH in NZ pt2

May 19, 2012

Jared Davidson, of Garage Collective and organizer of the recent exhibition of Celebrate People’s History posters in New Zealand, sent me these great photos of the posters on display in…