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Signal is an ongoing book series dedicated to the political graphics, creative projects, and cultural production of international resistance and liberation struggles. Edited by Justseeds members Josh MacPhee and Alec Dunn, Signal celebrates the essential role art and culture have played in struggles the world over.

Signal:06 features

  • Graphics That Resist // Yobani Mendoza and the ECPM68 discuss political cultural work in Mexico.
  • Basement Workshop // Ryan Lee Wong digs out the history of one of the first Asian American arts organizations.
  • Jamaa Al-Yad // Josh MacPhee interviews Daniel Drennan Elawar about this Beirut-born but internationalist graphics collective.
  • Adhesive Uprisings // The IWW’s Silent Agitators by Catherine Tedford.
  • Adhesive Uprisings // Portugal’s Auto-Colantes by Josh MacPhee.
  • Adhesive Uprisings // German Antifascist Stickers by Joel Morton.
  • INCITE! // The secret history of these ’80s California Bay Area communist collage guerrillas.
  • So Much To Be Angry About // Shaun Slifer tracks down the legacy of West Virginia’s political printshop, Appalachian Movement Press.

“For everyone interested in the expression, repression and expansion of politics through mass communications and design, all eight issues of Signal—and those to come—are invaluable resources.”

—Steven Heller, Print

“If you are interested in the use of graphic art and communication in political struggles, don’t miss the latest issue of Signal.”

—Rick Poynor, Design Observer

“Offering these graphics to generations far beyond their original audiences, Signal is recommended for designers, activists, archivists, and scholars studying protest movements.”

—Michael Dashkin, Library Journal


Published by PM Press.

Signal:01 is available HERE.

Signal:02 is available HERE.

Signal:03 is available HERE.

Signal:04 is available HERE.

Signal:05 is available HERE.

Signal:07 is available HERE.

Signal:08 is available HERE.

You can also purchase all eight issues as a set HERE.

More information about Signal: A Journal of International Political Graphics & Culture HERE.