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Studio Visit with Meredith Stern

Posted July 23, 2014 by k_c_ in Studio Visit

On our way up to Cape Cod, Laurel and I stopped in for lunch with Meredith Stern and Peter Glantz. Here's some flicks of Meredith's studio and a print series she's working on.

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Signal Fire: Lost Marbles

Posted July 18, 2014 by roger_peet in Justseeds Member Projects

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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 variety of disciplines and backgrounds, trekked through ancient forests, apocalyptic burns, and across high alpine ridges to an isolated high-mountain lake. Along the way we shared thoughts and discussion about the work that we do, how we do it, and why wild lands and wild nature are important to it. It was an amazing experience, which you can have a bit of a vicarious experience of through photo essays here and here. I strongly encourage any and all artists and activists to apply to their variety of amazing outdoor programs!

Making a Celebrate People's History Poster: The Luddites

Posted July 18, 2014 by shaun in How-To

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Last autumn, I finished up a design for a new poster in the Celebrate People's History series, and it's just now hot off the presses (you can get it here)! The subject of the poster is the Luddites - not those contemporary freaks without Instagram accounts, but rather the original insurrections in the Midlands of England, roughly 1811-1813, during the violent creep of mechanization of the trades into the cultural fabric of English society. I thought it would be worthwhile to detail my design process here…

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La Autonomia es la Vida, la Sumisión es la Muerte exhibition at Interference Archive

Posted May 20, 2014 by k_c_ in Art & Politics

La Autonomia es la Vida, la Sumisión es la Muerte: A Celebration of 20 Years of the Zapatistas and the Autonomous Communities of Mexico
May 22 – August 3, 2014

Opening: Thursday, May 22, 2014
7-10pm

Interference Archive presents La Autonomía es la Vida, la Sumisión es la Muerte (Autonomy is Life, Submission is Death) a graphic art portfolio, produced by Convergencia Grafica MALLA and Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative. This exhibition honors the 520 years of struggle of the indigenous peoples of Mexico against genocide and for self-determination and autonomy through a celebration of the 20 years of the Zapatista movement’s resistance against the Mexican state and global capitalism.

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Making a logo: process, process, process

Posted April 30, 2014 by icky in Justseeds Member Projects

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Last year I worked on creating a logo and graphics for a group in Belgium. The group, LABO, in their introductory email described themselves like this: We are mainly going to give emancipatory workshops, using tools coming from Freire's Popular Education and Boal's Theater of the Oppressed. Our organisation is called "LABO", which is a letter word meaning in Dutch "Learning, Agitating, Moving, Organising" but at the same time the name illustrates how we consider ourselves as a social laboratory.

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Congo Press and Presentation

Posted April 29, 2014 by roger_peet in Events

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There's a nice little article about me in the Oregonian today, and it mentions an event that I'm hosting tomorrow at the Alleyway Bar in Portland, OR. I'll be showing pictures and video from my recent project in Congo, as well as telling stories and playing some of the music I recorded while there. If you're in PDX, come by and check it out! The Alleyway is at 2415 NE Alberta, and the event, which is free, starts at 7:30 pm.

Beyond the Wall in Philly

Posted April 11, 2014 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

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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 held across Philly with hundreds of "stake-holders" in issues around prisons and criminal justice. I filtered those conversations (as best I could!) into a set of posters, which Mural Arts is distributing across the city. We also recently converted three of the posters into public transit/commuter train advertisements, which are now showing up on trains and platforms! I'm also speaking on a panel on Tuesday April 15th in Philly on culture and prisons, as part of this same project. Check out more info on the conference HERE.

CAMOUTOPIA: Dazzle, Dance Disrupt

Posted April 1, 2014 by mary_tremonte in Events

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My MFA thesis show/project with Ontario College of Art and Design University opens this week! Plenty of events over the next ten days, capping off with a closing reception and afterparty. Follow the jump for a full list of events.

This exhibition, situated in Flex Studio Gold, a former classroom at Artscape Youngplace, formerly the Shaw Givens School, includes an installation of silkscreen printed mirrors, a DJ booth, and hand-stitched silkscreen printed snuggies. Please join in for several discursive programs during the course of the exhibition, including a silkscreen printing workshop, a discussion on intersections between contemporary anarcha-feminism(s) and queer theory, and an all ages daytime tea dance. These activities will both activate and contribute to the exhibition, which will end with a closing reception and publication release on Saturday April 12.

Stay tuned for event details, and contact mary@justseeds.org for more information.

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XXL Relief

Posted March 28, 2014 by k_c_ in Events

Justseeds will be tabling at on Saturday, March 29th for this printmaking extravaganza, exhibition, and block party, from 11AM to 5PM. Printmakers, artists, and print shops from across the country will be showing and selling their work. Live printing demos go on all day, including steamroller printing of extra large woodcuts by 15 artists in conjunction with CultureStrike and Syracuse University Print Department.

Camoutopia in Process

Posted March 28, 2014 by mary_tremonte in Justseeds Member Projects

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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 the show! Camoutopia: Dazzle, Dance, Disrupt is an exhibition and temporary social space that will exist for 10 days at Artscape Youngplace in Toronto, April 2-12, with a closing reception and afterparty April 12. Stay tuned for more programming information, for now I wanted to preview a few studio process shots.

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When is a State Not a State?

Posted March 25, 2014 by roger_peet in Environment

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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 to education to the provision of security against murderous bandits, TL2 is an organizational presence that would otherwise not exist in the remote locations in which it operates. In the absence of a state, it's organizations like TL2 that end up doing a lot of the work that people appreciate- and a lot of the work that many of them resent greatly. This is the first part of an essay that aims to consider, from an anti-authoritarian point of view, what it means to work for a non-state entity that essentially is acting as a sort-of state, including implementing elements of law-enforcement and trying to fend off powerful and extremely violent criminal forces that have previously been the de facto authority over much of the area in question. Click through to continue!

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People's Art History of the US book tour: California

Posted March 14, 2014 by nicolas_lampert in Justseeds Member Projects

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Heading to California in a few days for book tour and to re-connect with old friends and to meet new ones. The art and activism conversation will take place in activist spaces, archives, bookfairs, museums, and boxcars. Join us! Info on the book can be found here. Info on the tour, here.

Sunday, March 16, 6pm, Los Angeles, CA

The Public School, 951 Chung King Road LA CA 90012, event hosted by the Llano Del Rio Collective

6:00pm-7:00pm open discussion: mapping A People’s Art History of Los Angeles (project initiated by Robby Herbst)
7:00-8:30: book talk/open discussion on art and activism by Nicolas Lampert
http://ldrg.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/a-peoples-art-history-of-los-angeles-with-nicholas-lampert-316/

Monday, March 17th, 7:30 pm, Los Angeles, CA

Center for the Study of Political Graphics,3916 Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 103, Culver City, CA

Saturday, March 22nd, 4:30-6:00, Oakland, CA

Presenting on the panel City-wide Activist Art: mud stencils, light brigades, street signs, and other creative disruptions with Melanie Cervantes, Nicolas Lampert, David Solnit, and Emory Douglas at the Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair. Taking place at The Crucible, 1260 7th St. Oakland, CA (near the West Oakland BART)

Monday, March 24th, 6:00, Weed, CA

Black Butte Center for Railroad Culture, Weed, CA
Radical art talk on the IWW, 3 bands, and a Justseeds art show in a boxcar gallery! Performances by Kurly Something, Unexamine, Kakeriak

Wednesday, March 26th, early evening time tba, Los Angeles, CA

William Grant Still Arts Center, 2520 S. Westview St., Los Angeles, CA

http://peoplesarthistoryus.org/

Erik Ruin in the Providence Phoenix

Posted February 13, 2014 by k_c_ in In the News

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Erik was recently featured in an article titled "Aiming for Transcendence", read it on the Providence Phoenix.

Justseeds in the DR Congo!

Posted February 2, 2014 by roger_peet in Justseeds Member Projects

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I'm in the Democratic Republic of Congo for the next two months, working on a conservation theater project in and around a new national park in the east of the country. It's going to be an interesting effort, writing and directing some short skits about conservation with Congolese researchers and fieldworkers that we'll take out to small, remote villages in the upper reaches of the Lomami river. Our goal is somewhat complicated- to promote the idea of community forests, of community stewardship of forests and their fauna and flora, in the hopes of helping to defend those forests against commercial exploitation by criminal networks and well-funded poaching enterprises. This is an experimental effort- at least half the time we spend out in the field will be put to the use of determining if what we're doing gets the point across in any useful way at all. You can follow regular updates from the project here on its tumblr. If you're curious about what exactly is going on in that photograph, click here to read the most recent update from Kinshasa, Congo's vibrant and sprawling capital. If you feel like you want to support the project (which is running on the tiniest of budgets), you could consider buying a download of some amazing music I recorded in the region when I was last there.

Megafauna Not Megaloads!

Posted January 29, 2014 by roger_peet in Justseeds Member Projects


If you're paying attention to the horror-story that is the continued development of tar-sands infrastructure in Canada, then you've heard about the megaloads. These are enormous shipments of equipment destined for the tar-sands projects, moving through Pacific Northwest ports and up small highways into Canada. There's been some pretty fierce opposition to these shipments, which is ongoing. The Nez Perce and Umatilla tribes have blockaded roads, activists from Oregon, Idaho and Montana have locked down to the machinery to prevent it moving, and more people are joining in. You can read about some of the opposition on the website of Portland Rising Tide. I made a graphic for the campaign, which you can see above, and you can download a high-resolution copy of to print out and put in your window by clicking on that image and then right- or function-clicking to download.

A 2-color print that I made of the image will be available in the Justseeds store soon!

Obenge Recordings

Posted January 22, 2014 by roger_peet in Justseeds Member Projects

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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 2012. This is a collaboration with Portland's Ewe of Now label. It's available as a cassette and as a digital download on Bandcamp- you can get it here. You can read more of the story of Obenge and the projects I'm involved in in Congo here, or click through- the text included in the cassette is reproduced after the jump.

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Projet Mobilivre Bookmobile Project is Making a Book!

Posted January 21, 2014 by mary_tremonte in Books & Zines

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Projet Mobilivre-Bookmobile Project was an exhibition of zines and artist books housed in an airstream trailer, that toured around Canada and the United States with a rotating team of tour guides, who taught workshops on bookbinding and zinemaking and facilitated discussions and interactions around independent handmade media. Fellow Justseeds member Jesse Purcell and I were part of this decentralized artist collective project, and through visiting Montreal for retreats and working with collective members, I quickly developed a big affinity for Canada and particularly underground radical and queer Canadian subcultures.
Donate to our Kickstarter and support the completion and printing of this book documenting a far-reaching and resonant diy art project. For only $35 you get a book! For $100 a special edition dust jacket by your choice of Bookmobile artists, including Justseeds member Meredith Stern, as well as buddies such as Edie Fake, Peter Burr and Amy Lockhart. Check out the details at the Kickstarter page.

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A People's Art History of the United States excerpt: Living Water: Sustainability Through Collaboration

Posted January 17, 2014 by nicolas_lampert in Art & Politics

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Here is another excerpt from my book A People's Art History of the United States. This excerpt is on Betsy Damon - an environmental and feminist artist best known for Living Water Gardens - a collaborative form of sculpture and community engagement that aims to restore the damage that industrialism and misplaced priorities has had on fresh water sources. Damon is an absolute force. An artist/activist who lives in Brooklyn and someone who has been at the forefront of addressing water issues through art since the 1980s. This excerpt is from the first section of the chapter.

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Signal:03 Out Now!

Posted January 13, 2014 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

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 it's the best one yet.

You can pick up your copy HERE. We're also running a big special where you can get all three issues of Signal for only $30, check it out HERE. To celebrate the release, I made this little animated gif/slideshow!


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Zapatista Murals

Posted January 10, 2014 by roger_peet in Justseeds Member Projects

I'm just back from three weeks in Mexico, most of which I spent traveling with Santiago Mazatl in Chiapas, the southernmost state and home to the Zapatista movement and its system of autonomous rural municipalities. These communities are built on land expropriated from underutilized ranches, owned by wealthy land-barons and seized from them during the initial uprising of indigenous communities on January 1st, 1994. That was the date that NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement) took effect, something which has been utterly disastrous for Mexico in general and the indigenous Maya communities of Chiapas in particular.

This year was the 20th anniversary of that uprising, and Mazatl and I traveled to San Cristobal de las Casas in hopes of painting a mural to celebrate the fact.

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People's Art History book tour this week: Brooklyn/Baltimore/Philadelphia

Posted January 7, 2014 by nicolas_lampert in Justseeds Member Projects

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This week I will be on the East Coast presenting talks on the People's Art History book and radical art. This Wednesday night (January 8th) I'll be at the Interference Archive in Brooklyn, Thursday night (January 9th) at Red Emma's in Baltimore, Friday night at the A-Space in Philadelphia, and Saturday night at Wooden Show in Philadelphia. Please join us. The full schedule is listed below:

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Justseeds in Mexico

Posted December 25, 2013 by roger_peet

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Roger and Mazatl are in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, to participate in some of the events taking place around the 20th anniversary of the emergence of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation from the forests of highland Chiapas. We brought solidarity portfolios printed at the Martires del 68 studio in Mexico City featuring artists associated with the Martires as well as several other Justseeds artists. We'll be painting some murals in the communities later this week with fellow Justseeds compa Favianna and the illustrious Emory Douglas, of Black Panther party fame. Above is a picture of a mural by some artist colleagues from San Cristobal that we helped with. It reads " the struggle is for life and happiness."

The struggle for indigenous self determination embodied by the Zapatista communities remains intense, twenty years after masked villagers occupied San Cristobal and several other towns in the early hours of January 1, 1994. Powerful interests encroach, seeking control of water, minerals, oil, and timber, and the restive and resistant populations of Maya that comprise the Zapatista base remain a thorn in their side. It's worth doing a little reading to remind yourself exactly why these people are defending themselves, and how their struggles illustrate the basest foundation of predatory capitalism and the long colonial twilight.

Who Needs Capitalism?

Posted December 16, 2013 by roger_peet in Justseeds Member Projects

Up today on the Justseeds store is a collaboration between myself and fellow Portland artist Nina Montenegro. I thought it'd be appropriate to offer this as a free download, which you can get by clicking on the image and then right-clicking to download. Click here to read more about it and to buy a print.

Favianna's keynote at Revolve: An Art for Social Change Symposium

Posted December 6, 2013 by k_c_ in Art & Politics

REVOLVE Keynote Presentation: Favianna Rodriguez from PhillyCAM.

Future Ancestors

Posted November 25, 2013 by roger_peet in Justseeds Member Projects

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Melanie and Jesus hosted an amazing and insightful event at SoleSpace in Oakland earlier this month- here are some photos and the text of the show description.

El Día de los Muertos is usually a time to look back and give thanks to our ancestors whose existence made it possible for us to be alive today. With Future Ancestors: A Ceremony of Memory we look at the present and give thanks and celebrate the individuals whose life work is contributing to a world we will leave behind for future generations while investigating what was handed down by their ancestors and continues to shape who they are today.

Through conversations with five people we reflect on lessons and objects held sacred that haven been passed down to them. We will meditate on how these inheritances shape and inspire these individuals to look at the world around them and concern themselves with the task of building a better world.

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Beyond the Paint

Posted November 13, 2013 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

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I'm excited and honored to be doing a special project as part of Philadelphia Mural Arts' 30 year anniversary exhibition, "Beyond the Paint," at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art Museum. The show opens this Friday, Nov. 15th. I'm producing a series of Dada-esque community broadsides for my part, which will be printed in the gallery throughout the length of the exhibition. More info HERE.

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Whore Paint "This Body" Video Release!

Posted November 13, 2013 by meredith_stern in Justseeds Member Projects

Justseeds member Meredith Stern plays music with Hilary Jones and Rebecca Mitchell in a feminist band called "Whore Paint" and today is their video release of the song "This Body" which was filmed, directed, and edited by Peter Glantz.

Tomorrow night in Brooklyn, Prints Gone Wild

Posted November 7, 2013 by k_c_ in Events

Check out the following Cannonball Press promo vid for Prints Gone Wild

Go to Facebook, share and invite your friends, family and pets!
Cannonball Press.

Green Mini Demo Derby - Championship NOV 14

Posted November 6, 2013 by colin_matthes in Environment

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This year I put a ridiculous amount of time and energy into making a solar powered remote control car demolition derby (Green Mini Demo Derby). From asking numerous businesses if they would consider sponsoring a solar powered remote control car demolition derby, to building a mobile solar power station, to learning about remote control cars, retrofitting them so they are able to efficiently destroy each other, and spending countless hours painting corporate logos on cars and uniforms, it was a long, often confusing, process. I was nervous and excited (mainly terrified) for the first event, hoping the cars got charged efficiently, ran well, broke well, and that the event would be exciting.

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A People's Art History of the United States: Now available!

Posted November 5, 2013 by nicolas_lampert in Books & Zines

cover.jpgEight years of research and writing has led to my first book -A People's Art History of the United States: 250 Years of Activist Art and Artists Working in Social Justice Movements - being released today. The book is part of the People's History series that was initiated by Howard Zinn through The New Press - a non-profit press in New York City that has a long-standing reputation of publishing books on contemporary social issues.

My study on a people's history looks at US art history and specifically activist art. Not social practices. Not the "political art" found in galleries and museums. Rather, it focuses on movement culture and the activist art that emerges out of social justice and economic justice movements. My aim was to research the past from the conquest of the Americas to the present, and to look at the role of activist art in various movements, be it the early labor struggles, the women's suffrage movement, the IWW, the artist's unions during the 1930s, the art created inside the Japanese American internment camps, the photography of the Civil Rights movement, the street art employed in anti-nuclear movements, and numerous other examples.

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Barebones Halloween Preparations

Posted October 24, 2013 by roger_peet in Events

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Before I ever made a print, I made puppets. I used to live in Minneapolis, home to an astonishingly imaginative and prolific alternative theater and puppetry scene, and cut a lot of my artistic teeth making some weird-ass shit and participating in the quasi-collaborative process of other people's weird-ass shit. Not to wax overly nostalgic, but I sometimes miss those times of heavy performative weirdness now that I live in the light-rock/smooth-jazz advertising jingle that is Portland, Oregon. When friend Maren Ward invited me to come to Minneapolis as a section designer and lead artist on this year's 20th anniversary Barebones Halloween Extravaganza, I bit. We're creating a huge spectacle of puppetry and projection in Hidden Falls Park over the next couple of weekends, so if you are in the region, you should come out and check it. I guarantee you will not be underwhelmed. Confused, and perhaps cold, but not bored. Below the fold there's some photos from the ongoing build, and to the right is the poster I designed for the event.

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Justseeds at Print and Resist: Madison

Posted October 18, 2013 by nicolas_lampert in Justseeds Member Projects

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If your in Madison this Saturday, stop by Print and Resist. Justseeds will be tabling.

Josh MacPhee in Iowa City for a Week of Events

Posted September 24, 2013 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

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All the info is HERE.

Making Bandit Signs at Crowdsourced

Posted August 12, 2013 by shaun in Justseeds Member Projects

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A couple weeks back, I participated in "Crowdsourced", an exhibition organized by Robert Razcka at SPACE here in Pittsburgh. Robert has been doing these time-restricted projects for about ten years now, wherein artists have somewhere in the range of 8 hours (a modern, First World industrial work shift, give or take) to hammer out a project within the exhibition space. These (mostly) annual projects are quite fun to be a part of - Mary Tremonte and I collaborated on one of Robert's shows in fall of 2010. This time around, for "Crowdsourced", the core directive was that participating artists must interact with people who came into the gallery in the generation of their projects...

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Green Mini Demo Derby - in progress

Posted August 9, 2013 by colin_matthes in Environment

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I’m excited to finally have completed the first car for my upcoming Green Mini Demo Derby. I have sponsors that will have their own hand painted cars. After many tests, I have been building all the bodies out of wood and aluminum flashing, and on inspection you can see this one has already had a few repairs after testing. This car is sposored by Midwest Photovoltaics.

You can follow the project progress here

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In Palestine pt.22

Posted July 23, 2013 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

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In Aida Refugee Camp there is a long mural dedicated to political prisoners, comprised of simple back and white paintings of a row of prisoners twelve prisoners. So very basic, there is something really compelling about it.

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In Palestine pt.21

Posted July 22, 2013 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

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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 the night I arrived in Jerusalem was the season finale, and a young Palestinian singer from Gaza—Mohammed Assaf—was crowned the winner. And people love this guy! I mean screaming, shouting, fireworks, folks flooding the streets in celebration-type love for this guy, because he's repping Palestine. About ten days later he's playing a concert in Ramallah, and the traffic is insane (likely even more crazy than it was a couple days before when John Kerry was in town). I'm hanging out with my friend Charlie from Chicago (who now lives in the West Bank) and all the sudden a black jeep comes screaming straight at us from a side street, with four cops hanging out the windows making frantic "push back" motions with their arms. No sirens, no lights, just flailing arms in uniform. Behind the jeep are two all-black SUVs and a sleek town car, housing none other than Mohammed Assaf.

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In Palestine pt.20

Posted July 18, 2013 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

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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 mix the best of both of these registers. These images are from a mural in the Aida Refugee Camp, sponsored by Lajee Center and painted by UK artist Paul Gent with local youth.

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In Palestine pt.19

Posted July 17, 2013 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

RamallahSculpture.jpgMost 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 arrived last week, now it does. Amongst the cement bags and rebar there are some strange sculptures going up. I quite like this one, in a traffic circle off the Al-Manara Square, the city center.

Reproduce & Revolt Giant Sale!!!

Posted July 16, 2013 by jmacphee in Books & Zines

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Five years ago Favianna Rodriguez and I assembled and put out the book Reproduce and Revolt/Reproduce y Rebélate, which still stands as the best collection of contemporary political graphics created by and for activists and artists working in social movements. We're putting the book on sale now for $10 each, half off the cover price! Pick up a copy now for yourself, friend, or organization that could use it. This is a big, giant graphic toolbox in book form, and a must have for anyone creating flyers, posters, or even image-based email-blasts. All the artwork is Creative Commons, and ready to be scanned and put to use. Buy a book HERE.

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In Palestine pt.18

Posted July 16, 2013 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

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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 Saffuriya, which up until 1948 had been one of the largest towns in Northern Palestine and the Galilee. It had been a central site of resistance to the British during the Mandate period, and because of this Israel feared it, and bombed it heavily when it occupied Palestine in 1948. Almost the entire town was leveled and destroyed, with over 4,000 Palestinians sent into exile.

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In Palestine pt.17

Posted July 15, 2013 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

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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 left to fade away, or eventually be covered by a new generation of martyrs, the election posters are regularly scratched, torn, and intervened in. Some of this might be done by Israeli settlers (especially in contested areas like Hebron), in other places it seems more likely it is done by fellow Palestinians frustrated by the failures of the political process.

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In Palestine pt.16

Posted July 12, 2013 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

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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 criminal justice sociology texts to a clutch of volumes about prison movements and books written by prisoners. At al-Quds University in Abu Dis, there is an entire building central to the campus dedicated to Palestinian prisoners!

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In Palestine pt.15

Posted July 11, 2013 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

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While almost all the graffiti across Palestine is either directly political (exhortations from one political party or another) or utilitarian (so and so street, Mohammad's shoe shop, etc.), in Ramallah there is a burgeoning "street art" scene. There is emerging a form of graffiti much more familiar to the West, individual artists signing their work, and depicting non-political subjects, if still with a distinctly Arab or Palestinian bent. This seems a clear sign of the internationalism (and Neoliberalism) of Ramallah. While I suspect some would prefer to keep the streets and walls open for political messaging, it might be too late for that—street art, like all of the banks and condo construction, is a clear sign post of a city no longer controlled by its citizens, but the whims and fashions of global capital.

In Palestine pt.14

Posted July 10, 2013 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

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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 Hebron, where there is an intense Israeli military presence and a large group of vicious and brutal Brooklyn-born settlers (who taunted us and took our photos as intimidation, other internationals have been stoned—never mind what happens to the locals!), there is an amazing array of old-school hand painted signs in gorgeous Arabic handwritten script. Most were painted over 25 years ago, and have a small signature on them, with a name and city or street the painter is from.

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In Palestine pt.13

Posted July 9, 2013 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

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'nuf said.

In Palestine pt.12

Posted July 8, 2013 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

Aida_Peacesign.jpgThere 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 the two-fingered peace sign, it raises serious questions about the costs of that peace.

In Palestine pt.11

Posted July 5, 2013 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

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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 that wants to pass itself off as successful, fun, and vigorous, I didn't expect to see them in Yaffa, the Palestinian city strapped to Tel Aviv. The historic Palestinian city (it used to be much larger than Tel Aviv) is being squeezed between intense gentrification of the port/old city area and intense Judiazation of the remaining Palestinian neighborhoods, with religious extremist settlers formerly from Gaza buying up property and building new "internal" settlements.

In Palestine pt.10

Posted July 4, 2013 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

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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 exciting to see some solidarity painted in Korean on the walls at Aida Refugee Camp.

Dissent Illustrations

Posted July 3, 2013 by roger_peet in Justseeds Member Projects

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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 a couple more images after the jump.

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In Palestine pt.9

Posted July 3, 2013 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

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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 Apartheid Wall. 6,000 residents are squeezed into the equivalent of two New York City blocks. Aida is also home to Lajee Center, which does great programming with kids, including the publication of a magazine called Our Voice (we got copies for Interference Archive), a radio station, and an annual kite festival.

In Palestine pt.8

Posted July 2, 2013 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

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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 Israel, but regularly denied equal services and opportunities, thus it is important to distinguish between Israelis and Israeli Jews) there are also many signs of ongoing resistance. Large-scale movements (outside of the BDS movement) seem to not be ascendent, yet small struggles happen everyday.

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In Palestine pt.7

Posted June 30, 2013 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

Handala03.jpgOne of the most universally popular symbols I've seen here (possible second only to the Palestinian flag) is the cartoon image of Handala. He is a young Palestinian refugee, tattered and back-turned, refusing to grow-up until he can return to his homeland. He is seen as a symbol of popular defiance here, and is seen in graffiti, on t-shirts, key chains, car decals, and in shop windows. Handala was created Naji al-Ali, a Palestinian cartoonist who was exiled in 1948 (at the age of 10), and eventually murdered by Israel in the 1980s, when they went on an assassination spree of the Palestinian Left.

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In Palestine pt.6

Posted June 29, 2013 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

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This is an 8 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 a heavy process of Judaization (the structural and ideological process of converting more and more parts of Palestine into Jewish-only areas). This crossing is the ONLY entry into "the Station"—the name of the largest Arab neighborhood. Over 300 trains pass by in a day from all directions, so Palestinians have to wait for 10 minutes, 20 minutes, 30 minutes, or more EVERY time they want to cross in and out of their neighborhood. This is the most dense train crossing in all of Israel, conveniently structured to block off the Palestinian neighborhood.

In Palestine pt.5

Posted June 28, 2013 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

AlBirehBook1.jpgAs 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 entirely new and different range of books and design styles. I'm sure I'll put together some of my Judging Books by Their Covers blog posts with the gems I've found here, but as a teaser, the book to the right was in the Al-Bireh Municipal Public Library in the West Bank. It's a copy of What Self Government and to Where? by Dr. Muhammad Nayrab.

In Palestine pt.4

Posted June 26, 2013 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

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Ramallah is the geographical seat of the Palestinian Authority, but it is becoming increasingly clear that there is far from a consensus amongst Palestinians regarding them. The PA has gone two years over their mandate without an election, yet have been pushing ahead with state-building activities without any clear direction or input from the vast majority of Palestinians (within the West Bank, never mind Gaza, within Israel, or the wider diaspora). This graffiti was on a wall across from one of Ramallah's cultural centers. It's in English, and who knows who wrote it, but it does seem to speak to a vibe here which is lying just below the surface.

In Palestine pt.3

Posted June 25, 2013 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

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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. Meanwhile, many places are pristine. I'm not sure what to make of it yet, but being surrounded by so many rich palimpsists makes for a dizzyingly rich visual experience.

In Palestine pt.2

Posted June 24, 2013 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

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Today we spent the day in Nablus, with half of the time in the Balata Refugee Camp. The camp was set up by the UN in 1948 after the Israeli's violently expelled the Palestinians. The original camp was set up in 1952 with about 5,000 exiles from the town of Yafa in an area of 1 square kilometer. Now there are upwards of 29,000 residents, still in that 1 sq. km. That is about 28 people living in every square meter!

To be honest, the day was completely overwhelming. I don't even know how to process it, but I wanted to share these images of flowers painted on the walls of the camp. Maybe it will help.

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In Palestine pt.1

Posted June 23, 2013 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

OttomanKoran.jpgMolly 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 libraries desperately trying to preserve irreplaceable manuscripts like the one to the right. This is hand-scripted, illuminated, Ottoman Empire-era Koran held and maintained in the Khalidi Library in the Old City, Jerusalem. You can follow what we're doing on our trip HERE: librarians2palestine. wordpress.com

Whistle Blowers Welcome

Posted June 20, 2013 by roger_peet in Downloadable Graphics

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In solidarity with whistle-blowers everywhere, here's a small graphic you can print out and put in your window. Access the high-res version HERE. Share widely!

A Woodcut mural remembering Acteal, Chiapas

Posted June 17, 2013 by santi in Art & Politics

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It has been some months since my good friend and collaborator AIRE and I got to go on a trip to Chiapas where we got to collaborate with several organizations fighting for Autonomy in the region. One of those organizations was the main reason that brought us there, that organization is called Las Abejas de Acteal and in late December 2012 they were celebrating 20 years since they founded the group but not only were they celebrating coming together they too were remembering that 1997 the Mexican military along with the PRI political party helped arm a paramilitary organization called Mascaras Rojas who went in the community of Acteal and opened fire against a crowd of unarmed people who were praying in the local church.

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Word On The Street: Image, Language, Signage (Chicago)

Posted June 14, 2013 by nicolas_lampert in Justseeds Member Projects

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Opening this Friday at the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Colombia College Chicago, you'll find Justseeds work in the new exhibition Word on the Street: Image, Language, Signage. Also exhibiting are Superflex, Laura Kina, Chris Dorland, Mark Dean Veca, Joel Ross (with Jason Creps), Jason Thomas Pallas, Jaclyn Jacunski, Peter Liversidge, Jeffrey T. Jones, Jonathan Monk, Eric May, Steve Lambert, Nicolas Lampert (from Justseeds), and Howling Mob Society...

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Celebrate People's History Posters in Montreal

Posted June 5, 2013 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

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PUBLIC ACTION

Posted June 3, 2013 by mary_tremonte in Books & Zines

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PUBLIC ACTION, a publications residency at the Student Gallery at OCADU in Toronto, kicks off on Tuesday with a welcome breakfast with our featured artists in residence, Paul Kjelland, Leila Pourtavaf, and Agata Mrozowski.

Are you...
Interested in Publication?
Have a book you’d like to make?
Want to learn about screenprinting, risograph, publication design and bookmaking?
Care about dissemination of your voice and ideas?
PARTICIPATE!

For the month of June, the gallery will be transformed into a publications studio, with access to a variety of reproduction processes including screenprinting, photocopying, and risograph, as well as perfect binding and hand book sewing. Together we will create works that advocate for political agency. Those works may include books, performances, posters, artist multiples, and more.

Tuesday June 4, 10-1, KICK OFF BREAKFAST (potluck)
Food and dreaming and introductions!
Wednesday June 5, 7-9 pm, NIGHT SCHOOL with Paul Kjelland (potluck too)
Food and conversation about Radical Community Organizing!

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Live Silkscreen Printing Video at Windsor Mayday

Posted May 25, 2013 by mary_tremonte in Art & Politics

Broken City Lab made this sweet little video of me silkscreen printing at the end of the
Mayday march, in Drouillard Park, right across from the Ford plant. Participants in the march were excited to choose a silkscreen printed bandana with labor slogans, and even print their own. With the historical re-enactment theme of this year's march, the phrase "Solidarity Forever!" the chorus of the IWW's theme song, resonated quite strongly with folks.

For more information and recaps of Windsor's 2013 Mayworks, see HERE and HERE

Twenty Years of Legal Action for Animals

Posted May 20, 2013 by roger_peet in In the News

I was recently commissioned to design a poster for the law firm Meyer, Glitzenstein and Crystal to commemorate their 20th anniversary. MG&C has spent the last twenty years aggressively defending the livelihoods and habitats of a broad array of species across North America, and they've had considerable success doing so. The occasion of their twentieth anniversary, however, has been clouded by developments in one of their most prominent struggles- against the abuse of elephants in circuses.

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Tonight! Wildcat at Mead at Interference Archive

Posted May 16, 2013 by jmacphee in Events

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Thursday May 16th, 2013, 7pm
Interference Archive, 131 8th St. #4, Brooklyn NY 11215

Wildcat at Mead is a 1972 documentary about a seven-week wildcat strike at Mead Packaging Corp. in Atlanta, during which almost all of the majority-Black workforce stayed out and won significant community support. The film was made by the October League, a communist group that played an important role in the strike.

Jim Skillman, who served on the October League (ML) Atlanta District Committee and who helped rally community support for the 1972 strike, will be present for the screening.

Uprisings: Images of Labor Opening in Windsor

Posted May 10, 2013 by mary_tremonte in Events

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Uprisings: Images of Labor, the new set of large-format silkscreen and relief prints that Justseeds created at Union Art Gallery at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, is opening tonight at Broken City Lab's Civic Space, in the heart of downtown Windsor. In addition to the prints, we'll have bandanas and posters that I facilitated printing as part of Mayday, and some prints, posters, and bandanas for sale. All my events in town are part of Windsor's Mayworks festival, a celebration of labor through art. Check out the full events listing and updates HERE.
You can also check out Broken City Lab's site, for ongoing updates on my activities, HERE, including a video of me printing bandanas at the Mayday march!!

Opening Reception
Friday May 10th
7:00-10:00
Civic Space
411 Pelissier
Windsor, ON

Closing Danceparty with DJ Mary Mack
Friday May 17th
7:00-12:00

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Counterfeit: A Congo Diptych

Posted May 8, 2013 by roger_peet in Art & Politics

A doomed past doesn't mean a doomed future. The weight of history doesn't bear down forever- people shrug their burdens off. I've got two new prints (here and here) up on the site right now inspired by the time I spent last year in one of the world most dangerous and damaged countries, the Democratic Republic of Congo. They're attempts to talk about the history and the present of the Congo in the same breath- to mash together Congo's terrible colonial history of enslavement and exploitation with its contemporary struggle to rise above the shattered landscape and become a place of possibility for all.
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I thought I'd share a bit of the process of making these prints, specifically where some of the imagery came from, and a bit of the thought process as well.

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Strike Then, Strike Now! Opening tomorrow!

Posted May 2, 2013 by jmacphee in Events

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An Exhibition & Event Series About Work Stoppage
May 3- July 31, 2013

Opening Reception: May 3rd
7-10pm

I'm stickin to the Union! Shut It Down! "F*** Work! Si Se Puede! For as long as there has been work, workers have been withdrawing their labor in protest. Interference Archive is excited to present Strike Now, Strike Then!, an exhibition and programing series exploring the use, power, and viability of this tactic, and how it has shifted over time. Over the next three months, we will look at how work has been imagined and represented, how workers have both self-organized and been led, how economic conditions have shifted worker identities, and how “the boss” has been targeted, imagined, ridiculed, and transformed.

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Justseeds Silkscreening at Windsor Mayday!!!

Posted May 1, 2013 by mary_tremonte in Events

Join Broken City Lab and me as we silkscreen print bandanas and posters at Drouillard Park, in the heart of Ford City, with Dylan Miner's silkscreen bike, which he created with urban indigenous youth at the Turtle Island Aboriginal Education Center in Windsor, and with Latino youth at the Garage Cultural Center of Art and Creativity in Detroit, at the end of the Mayday march. BCL took a bunch of photos at the print party we hosted at Civic Space last night, as did I. Take a peek HERE!

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Justseeds/Mary Tremonte at Mayworks Windsor

Posted April 30, 2013 by mary_tremonte in Justseeds Member Projects

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Justseeds will be in Windsor, Ontario for the next three weeks doing a residency at Broken City Lab during Windsor's Mayworks festival, a celebration of art and labor.
I am conducting a number of public programs, including silkscreen printing workshops and showing Uprisings: Images of Labor, the new large-scale prints that Justseeds made in Milwaukee in March.

Check out details on Broken City's blog HERE

Check out a full schedule of Mayworks events HERE

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Art and Social Justice Panel

Posted April 23, 2013 by jmacphee in Events

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Art and Social Justice: Panel with the Artists Meredith Stern, Marshall Weber, and Josh MacPhee
Wednesday 24 April, 5:00 p.m., CFA Hall, Wesleyan University
More info HERE.
Free and open to the public.

This panel the exhibition Artists Take Action: Protest Posters Today, currently on view at the Davison Art Center.

Process of "Mass Incarceration is a Labor Issue" Part 2

Posted April 23, 2013 by meredith_stern in Justseeds Member Projects

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The first stage of creating this print involved research and sketching. After completing the sketches, I draw directly on the linoleum.
Here is an image of the pencil sketches on the linoleum.

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Save the Date! Strike Then, Strike Now!

Posted April 17, 2013 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

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Process of "Mass Incarceration is a Labor Issue" Part 1

Posted April 16, 2013 by meredith_stern in Justseeds Member Projects

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The first step in creating this print was researching labor and prison issues, including reading The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander as well as this article from The Nation

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Visiting Booklyn- My Monday, April 8

Posted April 9, 2013 by k_c_ in Books & Zines

I always enjoy my visits to Booklyn. I had to deliver copies of Occuprint and the Justseeds Migration Now Portfolio and knew I'd get to stay for more. Marshall Weber, an Artist and Curator at Booklyn is always happy to show me new materials. Here's a sample of what I saw.

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Pete Railand show opens April 12 in Albuquerque NM.

Posted April 4, 2013 by pete in Events

Here's the flyer for my upcoming show in Albuquerque New Mexico. If you are in the area please stop by. This is a 2 night show only. I will have some preview photos here on the blog soon.
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Justseeds SGCI shadow conference photos

Posted March 22, 2013 by nicolas_lampert in Justseeds Member Projects

Our shadow conference talks continue on Saturday at the Union Art Gallery (9am-5pm). Also check out the opening of our second show at Reciprocity at the Sweet Water urban farm in Bayview. Opens March 23 5pm-8pm.

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Punks Against Apartheid

Posted March 14, 2013 by Jesse_Purcell in Events

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Tonight join Imaging Apartheid at Rock Against Racism MTL #3 - Punks Against Apartheid

An evening to celebrate and build punk rock solidarity with Palestine
Une soirée pour célébrer et bâtir la solidarité entre le punk et la Palestine

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jeudi, le 14 mars
Katacombes, 1635 St-Laurent, Montréal
$6-10 (selon vos moyens/sliding scale)
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Video Experiments and Weird News

Posted March 13, 2013 by roger_peet in Justseeds Member Projects

Part of the month I spent at the Caldera Arts Center was taken up by attempts to fashion some music videos out of the clips I shot while traveling in Congo. Lacking an enormous amount of video editing experience, I ended up doing a bunch of dragging-and-dropping in IMovie while trying to sync things up with some of the recordings of choral groups from the tiny village I was staying in. I think they turned out pretty well! I showed some of them at a couple of presentations I did in Portland last week. Just prior to the first presentation I had some crazy news: the crashed plane that I and some Congolese colleagues found in the forest near Obenge had been tentatively identified by some people at the Aviation Safety Network.

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A Mural in the Autonomous Community of Comandanta Ramona

Posted March 11, 2013 by santi

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In mid December of 2012 I was lucky to travel to Chiapas to collaborate with a number of Autonomous organizations and projects with an amazing group of committed graphic workers and a videographer, our friend Jason Michael Aragon who works with the PanLeft productions collective in Tucson, AZ.

The trip involved many projects and collaborators though for this specific project we were able to join forces with the ongoing Zapantera Negra, which is a project linking the Black Panther Party and the Zapatista struggles through art collaborations, talks, and bringing people involved with Autonomous struggles in Mexico and Emory Douglas together.

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Susan Platt on the War is Trauma portfolio/exhibition

Posted March 8, 2013 by nicolas_lampert in Justseeds Member Projects

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Art historian Susan Platt has recently helped organize the War is Trauma portfolio exhibition at the M. Rosetta Hunter Gallery at the Seattle Central Community College. She contextualized the project with the following text:

"A dramatic exhibition of original prints addressing some of the traumas that soldiers and veterans experience opened February 26 at the M. Rosetta Hunter Gallery, Seattle Central Community College. It continues until March 21.

A portfolio of thirty-two handmade prints produced by the Justseeds Collective in collaboration with Iraq Veterans Against the War includes many crucial issues affecting veterans, including sexual assault in the military, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

The artists come from many parts of the United States, many of them are formerly active duty military. In some cases the veterans were artists themselves. In other cases, the veterans worked with an artist to present their story.

The art work ranges from a simple block printed text “Remember the Vet who can’t forget” by Michael Rakowitz in Chicago, to pure imagery such as “Battle Cross Over Iraq” with a repeated pattern of the rifle holding up a helmet, referring to a deceased soldier and the map of Iraq, in various vivid pastel shades.

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Feminist Art Conference in Toronto

Posted March 7, 2013 by mary_tremonte in Events

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I am showing the This Is An Emergency portfolio and speaking about Politics and Social Change Through Art on a panel as part of the Feminist Art Conference in Toronto on Saturday.
Registration is full, but if you come early in the day you may be able to get a spot from a cancellation.

This Is An Emergency will be on display again later this month at the EveryBody Conference in Guelph, Ontario. More info HERE

More information about FAC HERE
Feminist Art Conference
Saturday March 9
12:00-8:00
Foundary Coworking and Events
376 Bathhurst St.
Toronto, ON

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Warlords, Sorcery, and Wildlife

Posted February 25, 2013 by roger_peet in Justseeds Member Projects

A really nice interview with me was just released on international conservation website Mongabay.com. I talked with journalist Jeremy Hance about my experiences in Congo, some of the history of the projects I was involved in while there, and the wild and crazy world of contemporary Congolese conservation. In addition, Bonoboincongo.com just published a post that I wrote about our expedition in search of the crash of an enormous Antonov AN-12 freighter in the forest near Obenge. Lots of good pictures! If you're in Portland, mark your calendar for March 7th- I'm giving a free talk at the Waypost Bar on N. Williams at 8pm. I'll be showing videos like the one above, playing some sound recordings of amazing Congolese music, and teaching a short class on how to build a drop-snare for an elephant.

New Website for Interference Archive

Posted February 21, 2013 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

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All this is lead up to our opening tonight:
Rebel Newsprint: Underground Press
February 21 – March 24, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 21 , 2013, 7 – 10 pm
Interference Archive, 131 8th St. #4, Bklyn, NY 11215

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Process: Labor Creates All Wealth

Posted February 18, 2013 by roger_peet in Justseeds Member Projects

It's week three of my arts residency in the high Cascade mountains of central Oregon. I'm at the Caldera Arts Center, in the burnt pine woods uphill from the town of Sisters, and I'm getting a lot done. One reason for this is the studio that I have available for use while I'm here. It's huge.
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I'm working on several projects at the same time, but today I'm going to do a short process post about just one of them.
In March the members of Justseeds will be at the Southern Graphics Conference in Milwaukee, doing a bunch of live printing and giving some talks about the stuff we do. The theme for the art we're going to make while there is "Labor". Since my art usually has an ecological thrust to it, I tried to figure out how I might bend that theme to my interests. I reasoned that if there's any labor that's undervalued, it's the labor of the small beasts that keep our world running. Ants perhaps, or bacteria. Or maybe bees. I'd been wanting to make an image of bees for a while, and I recalled that I'd also wanted to try to make an image of a sunflower, tracing the Fibonacci spirals within the seed-head. I decided to combine the two.

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Rebel Newsprint!

Posted February 17, 2013 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

Toronto: Migration Now! Panel Discussion & Reception

Posted February 11, 2013 by mary_tremonte in Events

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We had to reschedule the opening due to OCAD's snow day. Please see below for details.

Justseeds: Migration Now! And More Graphics for Social Change
February 8-14, 2013
at OCAD University's Graduate Student Gallery, 205 Richmond St W.
All events free and open to the public. Accessible space.

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2013. 6:00-10:00 pm
OPENING RECEPTION with music by DJ Teach, refreshments, print sale, and live silkscreen printing with Radical Design School

7:00 PANEL DISCUSSION with No One Is Illegal Toronto, Justice for Migrant Workers, The Beehive Collective, and Radical Design School. Moderated by Mary Tremonte of Justseeds.

Migration Now!, the limited-edition portfolio of handmade prints addressing migrant issues from Justseeds & CultureStrike, is debuting in Toronto! The exhibit will also feature a selection of graphics from No One Is Illegal Toronto, Voices from Outside, the Justseeds prison portfolio, Radical Design School, and the Imaging Apartheid poster project, based in Montreal. Programming will highlight the knowledge and experiences of activists and organizers from Toronto, and how art and social justice can impact one another. migrationnow.com http://toronto.nooneisillegal.org

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Justseeds Interview on Prison Radio Guelph

Posted February 8, 2013 by mary_tremonte in Art & Politics

I was interviewed yesterday on Prison Radio Guelph, at CFRU 93.3 fm, discussing the Justseeds: Migration Now! exhibit currently on view at OCAD University's Graduate Gallery at 205 Richmond St. W.
Check it out on their archive page HERE and tune in at 43:00 to catch me. You can also hear a bit of the so crucial A Tribe Called Red (pictured here, lifted from a great article in Now magazine), who I got to DJ with last night at the Art Galley of Toronto.

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War is Trauma portfolio show in Cupertino, CA

Posted February 4, 2013 by nicolas_lampert in Events

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Bay Area friends: Check out the Justseeds-IVAW "War is Trauma" portfolio that is on exhibit at the "War and Healing" exhibition at the Euphrat Museum of Art at De Anza College in Cupertino in the Bay Area. The show features a great line up of veteran artists and artists in support of GI rights:

Combat Paper Project with co-founder Drew Cameron, Joyce McEwen Crawford, Thomas Dang, Mike Dooley, Pantea Karimi with Daniel Konhauser, Linden Keiffer, Rolf Kriken, Sanaz Mazinani, Giuseppe Pellicano, Ehren Tool, Elizabeth Travelslight, Diego Marcial Rios, the Justseeds Artist Collective / Iraq Veterans Against the War, and Xiaoe Xie.

War & Healing
February 4 - March 21, 2013
Open Monday - Thursday, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. during exhibits

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Process: The logo for the Rebellious Nursing Conference

Posted February 2, 2013 by icky

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I recently had the opportunity to design logos for two great organizations, Fight Back Pittsburgh and the Rebellious Nursing Conference. The creation of a logo is really difficult process! Both of these groups have different needs (based on their activities and intentions) but there were a few ideas that I thought both logos should have:

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Congo stories

Posted January 31, 2013 by roger_peet in Justseeds Member Projects

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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 weird glory of the world of Congolese nature conservation is so strange that it seems like a dream. My friend Dino, a Congolese researcher, told me a story about walking into a dense, wet forest in the Northeast searching for okapi, the elusive forest giraffe. He and his team ran into a group of heavily armed rebels, who agreed to escort them for a fee. They crossed over two ridges, and a scout came back saying that there was an army post ahead. The rebels stopped to clean and oil their Kalashnikovs and the rocket launcher prior to attacking the army post, assuring Dino that this was covered by the fee he had paid. DIno waited until they were engrossed in their task and hurried his porters and fieldworkers ahead towards the army post. The army let them pass, in exchange for another fee, and they went on through the forest, looking hard through the dappled madness of foliage for the delicate camouflage of the okapi.

For the next month I'll be in Eastern Oregon, at the Caldera residency, staying in a fancy A-frame cabin in the snowy high-altitude pine forests between Three-Fingered Jack and the obsidian monolith of Black Butte. While I'm there I'll be working on some big blockprints and preparing some drawings to make into big screenprints. Probably I'll focus on Congo, but I've got a bunch of other ideas in the pipeline as well. I'm going to be writing a good deal too, trying to craft a narrative from the stack of journals I filled up while in DRC. Stay tuned!

Migration Now! Portfolio finished!

Posted January 18, 2013 by roger_peet in Justseeds Group Projects

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After a year of hard work, the Justseeds/Culture Strike "Migration Now!" portfolio is finally finished! It's a collection of 37 handmade prints from the artists of Justseeds and Culture Strike, addressing the full spectrum of migrant issues, from the drug war to deportation. The portfolio was co-organized by Favianna and Roger, and printed at Mullowney Printing in San Francisco and Flight 64 studio in Portland. Check out the project website for images of the individual pieces, all of which you can download at high-resolution. The portfolio is for sale now in the Justseeds store.

The Lomami Bandanas: Bear Deluxe article and other press

Posted January 4, 2013 by roger_peet in Justseeds Member Projects

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I've been back from Congo for nearly a month now, which seems crazy. It was very odd to travel from a place like Obenge, the Congolese village where I stayed two months, and where it is almost impossible to buy anything, to the United States in the throes of the annual Christmas conniption. I'm slowly putting together some writings and posts about my time there, seeking out a little press, and starting to process some of my experiences into art. One of the prints that I cut while in Congo is up on the Justseeds store today, check it out.
You can follow posts specifically about the bandana project (as well as some of my recordings from Obenge) on the tumblr I set up for it. I also recently wrote a guest post for bonoboincongo, the blog written and curated by Terese Hart for the conservation project with which I was volunteering, about the tomb that I helped to build for a dead park-guard. I wrote an essay about the bandana project for Portland's environmental arts journal Bear Deluxe, which you can read here. Lastly, there's an Antonov-load of photos from my trip on my flickr page. There's more to come!

Slideshow: Guns vs. Butter (Pittsburgh)

Posted December 18, 2012 by shaun in Justseeds Member Projects

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Back from the Congo

Posted December 17, 2012 by roger_peet in Justseeds Member Projects

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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, grumbling at the cold rain. I've been wanting to write here about my experiences but have had trouble figuring out where to start.
I spent two and a half of those months in Obenge, a village of about 350 people far up in the midreaches of the Lomami river, Orientale province, eastern DRC. I was volunteering with a project called TL2, named after the three rivers that drain the area, big rivers winding torturously north towards the mother river, the Congo.

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This is an Emergency! Portfolio Review

Posted December 11, 2012 by meredith_stern in Art & Politics

Great review by Ana Alvarez in Brown University College Hill Independent
To read the article on the Brown University College Hill Independent click here.

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My print for the Munch Gallery Show

Posted December 8, 2012 by icky in Justseeds Member Projects

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This is my print for the Sowing the Seeds of Love show at Munch Gallery in New York. It's four color reduction print (four shades of grey!) turned into a GIF. It's a riff on a WPA print about the Philadelphia port done by Robert Muchley in 1936.

Sowing the Seeds of Love at the Munch Gallery, NYC

Posted December 7, 2012 by k_c_ in Justseeds Group Projects

Here's a couple of install shots to whet your appetite for tonight's opening reception at the Munch Gallery in NYC.
Come out

Friday December 7th, 7-9 p.m.
245 Broome St
NY, NY

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Justseeds Exhibition NYC Opening Reception this Friday!

Posted December 6, 2012 by k_c_ in Events

‘Sowing the Seeds of Love’ by collective group, Justseeds, is the newest exhibition in conjunction with Munch Gallery. Each artist has created a unique piece specifically for the gallery, and all original work will be accompanied by limited edition work. The exhibition will also include a site-specific collaborative mural. We are excited to present the first Justseeds group exhibition in New York City.

Artists include: Jesus Barraza, Kevin Caplicki, Melanie Cervantes, Mazatl, Alec Dunn, Molly J Fair, Thea Gahr, Nicolas Lampert, Josh MacPhee, Fernando Marti, Colin Matthes, Dylan Miner, Roger Peet, Jesse Purcell, Pete Railand, Favianna Rodriguez, Shaun Slifer, Chris Stain, Meredith Stern, Mary Tremonte, Bec Young.

Exhibition runs December 7-23, 2012
Check out the Facebook event

Guns vs. Butter exhibition (Pittsburgh)

Posted December 5, 2012 by shaun in Justseeds Member Projects

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Presented at Future Tenant (downtown Pittsburgh), Guns vs. Butter is a new exhibition of anti-war graphics that brings together the contemporary print work of the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative alongside posters from the historical collection housed in the Interference Archive. The exhibit contextualizes the work of current socially-motivated graphics alongside a history of posters as an integral element of popular grassroots movements against war, colonialism, and military occupation. Highlighted is the 2011 portfolio project “War Is Trauma”, a collaboration between Justseeds, Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), and the Booklyn Artists’ Alliance. (details below)

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"This is an Emergency!" Portfolio Review

Posted December 4, 2012 by meredith_stern in Art & Politics

Review in The Daily Campus at University of Connecticut
Here is the direct link to read the article on their website.

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Erin and Laura Rosenthal's print for "This is an Emergency!"

Posted November 27, 2012 by meredith_stern in Art & Politics

This print is from "This is an Emergency!" a print portfolio on gender justice and reproductive rights.

To purchase a copy of the portfolio, you can click HERE.

To check out the website for this project, click HERE.


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Arley Rose Torsone's print for "This is an Emergency!"

Posted November 20, 2012 by meredith_stern in Justseeds Member Projects

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To purchase a copy, you can click HERE.

To check out the website for this project, click HERE.

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Interview with Ken Rinker

Posted November 15, 2012 by meredith_stern in Justseeds Member Projects

Ken%20Rinker.jpgThis 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.

To purchase a copy, you can click HERE.

To check out the tumblr website for this project, click HERE.

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12 years of cultural production comes to Brooklyn!

Posted November 14, 2012 by k_c_ in Art & Politics

La Persistencia de los Sueños/The Persistence of Dreams-

Sublevarte Colectivo Retrospective: 1999-2012
November 16-December 31, 2012

Opening Reception: Friday, November 16, 2012, 7-10 p.m.

As student movements around the world inspire us anew, Interference Archive invites Sublevarte Colectivo, a group born of the 1999 student strikes in Mexico City, to produce a retrospective exhibition of their thirteen years of graphic production. In La Persistencia de los Sueños, they will bring their graphic street interventions into the gallery to highlight the various social movements and uprisings in which they participated and supported.

Sublevarte Colectivo believes that the graphic arts should be a vehicle of expression and communication in society, and that these days the power of the visual image is stronger than words. They have brought this vision to their work with the Zapatistas, the flower sellers of Atenco, the striking teachers of Oaxaca, and dozens of other social struggles in Mexico.

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Interview with Heather Booth of the Jane Abortion Service

Posted November 13, 2012 by meredith_stern in Justseeds Member Projects

HeatherBooth.jpgThis is an interview of Heather Booth which is printed in the hand sewn zine of "This is an Emergency!" a print portfolio on gender justice and reproductive rights.

To purchase a copy, you can click HERE.

To check out the website for this project, click HERE.

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Sublevarte Colectivo is in the USA

Posted November 10, 2012 by k_c_ in Art & Politics

Interference Archive and Sublevarte Colectivo are pleased to announce the following events as part of our upcoming exhibition La Persistencia de los Sueños/The Persistence of Dreams (November 16-December 31, 2012), featuring thirteen years of public-art interventions by Sublevarte Colectivo:

Friday, November 9, 4:00-8:00 pm
Dia de los Muertos
Sublevarte Colectivo members will join the "Understanding Violence and Politics" panel at 6:00 pm
Ya-Ya Network
224 W 29th St.
14th floor
NYC

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Raise Your Fist!

Posted November 9, 2012 by shaun in Film & Video

One of my favorite consequences of posting video work on the internet is the possibility that someone might take the time to tweak your project in a new direction. Over at submedia, they've already got a remix up of the All Power To The People! video I posted just a month ago - and they've reworked the image flow a bit and added a hardcore techno score: "Raise Your Fist" by Angerfist. Nicely done! Now I'm holding out for a remix to the tune of Loretta Lynn's "Fist City"...

Delia Kovac's print for This is an Emergency!

Posted November 8, 2012 by meredith_stern in Art & Politics

DK.jpg"This is an Emergency!" a print portfolio on gender justice and reproductive rights.

To purchase a copy, you can click HERE.

To check out the website for this project, click HERE.

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This is an Emergency! Essay: Elizabeth Esris

Posted November 6, 2012 by meredith_stern in Art & Politics

ElizabethEsris.jpgThis essay was written by Elizabeth Esris, for the hand sewn zine in "This is an Emergency!"

To purchase a copy, you can click HERE.

To check out the website for this project, click HERE.

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Mary Tremonte's print for "This is an Emergency!"

Posted November 4, 2012 by meredith_stern in Art & Politics

Mary.jpgThis print is from "This is an Emergency!" a print portfolio on gender justice and reproductive rights.

To purchase a copy, you can click HERE.

To check out the tumblr website for this project, click HERE.

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Virginia Reath interviewed by Molly Fair

Posted November 1, 2012 by meredith_stern in Justseeds Member Projects

VirginiaReath.jpgMolly Fair interviewed Virginia Reath RPA MPH. Virginia has spent the last 30 years as a practicing clinician and educator in the field of Gynecology and sexual/reproductive health for women. She is a committed feminist and activist as well as a practicing visual artist. She is at a crossroads creatively and professionally, having recently ended her GYN clinical practice to focus on art making. In the future she plans to open a different model of health practice to provide health counseling and consulting with an integrative approach on a wide variety of women's health concerns.

To purchase a copy, you can click HERE.

To check out the website for this project, click HERE.

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Josh MacPhee talk at GSVU, Nov. 1st

Posted October 31, 2012 by jmacphee in Events

gsvuFukush.jpgI'm giving a talk at Grand Valley State University in Michigan tomorrow night, November 1st, for anyone in the area. I've put together a new presentation, digging through a bunch of history related projects I've been involved in over the past decade. I've been here since Sunday working on a 5 color reduction wood block print, which has been a ton of fun! The image to the right is an in-process shot...

An Evening with JOSH MACPHEE
Thursday November 1, 2012
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Padnos Student Gallery, CAC
Grand Valley State University

Thea Gahr's print for "This is an Emergency!"

Posted October 30, 2012 by meredith_stern in Art & Politics

Thea.jpgThis print is from "This is an Emergency!" a print portfolio on gender justice and reproductive rights.

To purchase a copy, you can click HERE.


To check out the tumblr website for this project, click HERE.

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Sam Merritt's image for "This is an Emergency!"

Posted October 25, 2012 by meredith_stern in Art & Politics

This print is from "This is an Emergency!" a print portfolio on gender justice and reproductive rights.

To purchase a copy, you can click HERE.


To check out the tumblr website for this project, click HERE.


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Celebrate People's History Poster Exhibition in Tokyo

Posted October 23, 2012 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

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Meatscapes: the radio interview

Posted October 23, 2012 by nicolas_lampert in Justseeds Member Projects

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Last week I was interviewed by an Australian radio program about my "Meatscapes" collage series. Here's a link to the five-minute interview:
http://www.abc.net.au/rural/content/2012/s3609364.htm

Olivia Horvath's image for "This is an Emergency!"

Posted October 23, 2012 by meredith_stern in Art & Politics

This print is from "This is an Emergency!" a print portfolio on gender justice and reproductive rights.

To purchase a copy, you can click HERE.

To check out the tumblr website for this project, click HERE.


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Graphics Fight Torture

Posted October 22, 2012 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

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Graphics Fight Torture, A screen-printing workshop with Josh MacPhee

Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State St., 7th floor
Part 1: Monday, October 22, 4:15–7:30 p.m.
Part 2: Wednesday, October 24, 4:15–7:30 p.m.
Reception: Friday, September, 14, 4:30–7:00 p.m.

This two-part workshop features artist, printmaker, author, and activist Josh MacPhee from the Justseeds Cooperative and the Interference Archive in Brooklyn, New York. This workshop is presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Opening the Black Box: The Charge is Torture" now on view in the Sullivan Galleries, and is a Chicago Torture Justice Memorials project.

Molly Fair's image for "This is an Emergency!"

Posted October 18, 2012 by meredith_stern in Art & Politics

This print is from "This is an Emergency!" a print portfolio on gender justice and reproductive rights.

To purchase a copy, you can click HERE.

To check out the tumblr website for this project, click HERE.

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RadioActivity! Movie Screening at Interference Archive Oct.18

Posted October 15, 2012 by molly_fair in Film & Video

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RadioActivity! Movie screening: Oct. 18th, 2012, 7:30 PM
Interference Archive, 131 8th St. #4 Brooklyn, NY, 11205

This screening is part of the exhibit RadioActivity! Anti-nuclear Movements from Three Mile Island to Fukushima, a collaboration between Interference Archive and Todos Somos Japon which runs until Nov. 4. These movies highlight feminist resistance, direct action, and the creative interventions of collectives in the anti-nuke movement. The event is free, but donations are welcome!

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Bec Young's print for This is an Emergency!

Posted October 15, 2012 by meredith_stern in Justseeds Member Projects

BY.jpgThis image is printed in "This is an Emergency!" a print portfolio on gender justice and reproductive rights.

To purchase a copy, you can click HERE.

To check out the website for this project, click HERE.


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Wisconsin Uprising(s)

Posted October 15, 2012 by nicolas_lampert in Justseeds Member Projects

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Dylan AT Miner recently wrote a short catalog essay for the work that I created in collaboration with Paul Kjelland for the 2011 Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship for Individual Artists Exhibition in Milwaukee. I asked Dylan to write the essay because of his talents as a writer and a critical thinker, and our shared interest in radical art and radical sports. Below is his writing.

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Sewing Freedom

Posted October 14, 2012 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

sewing_freedom_final.jpgJared 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. It's got a bunch of new illustrations in it by my Signal partner-in-crime Alec Icky Dunn. Alec's been showing me drafts and images from the book in process for months, so I know it looks great. Can't wait to get my hands on an actual book!

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All Power To The People! (video)

Posted October 12, 2012 by shaun in Film & Video

I've finished up a video that I was collecting images for at the Interference Archive during the end of this last August (right after gathering for our Justseeds planning retreat). Partially an inside joke about predictable tropes in movement posters (born of my years working with political print-makers), and partially a serious meditation on the power of icons and symbols, the basic idea was to scour the archive for all the instances I could find of a raised fist on a poster, print, zine, or book cover, and then string them all together in a rapid-fire looping video...

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Meredith Stern's image for "This is an Emergency!"

Posted October 11, 2012 by meredith_stern in Art & Politics

Meredith.jpgThis print is from "This is an Emergency!" a print portfolio on gender justice and reproductive rights.

To purchase a copy, you can click HERE.

To check out the tumblr website for this project, click HERE.

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Melanie Cervantes' print for "This is an Emergency!"

Posted October 9, 2012 by meredith_stern in Art & Politics

Melanie.jpgThis print is from "This is an Emergency!" a print portfolio on gender justice and reproductive rights.

To purchase a copy, you can click HERE.

To check out the tumblr website for this project, click HERE.

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The Milwaukee Commandos - exhibition at INOVA

Posted October 8, 2012 by nicolas_lampert in Justseeds Member Projects

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Paul Kjelland and I recently collaborated on a new series of prints and the jerseys of an imagined team uniform inspired by the Open Housing Marches in Milwaukee in the late 60s, the Commandos, and by Father James Groppi, their advisor during their formative years. The work is now on exhibit at INOVA in Milwaukee as part of the 2011 Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship for Individual Artists Exhibition. Stop by and see our work - plus 6 other artists - from Wed-Sunday 12-5 (Thur 12-8) at 2155 N. Prospect Ave in the Kenilworth Building. The show runs from October 5th - December 9th.

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Lois Harada's print for "This is an Emergency!"

Posted October 2, 2012 by meredith_stern in Art & Politics

Lois.jpgThis print is from "This is an Emergency!" a print portfolio on gender justice and reproductive rights.

To purchase a copy, you can click HERE.

To check out the tumblr website for this project, click HERE.

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Justseeds + Dark Dark Dark + Sweet Water Organics

Posted September 28, 2012 by nicolas_lampert in Justseeds Member Projects

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Justseeds is participating in the BAY VIEW GALLERY NIGHT in Milwaukee tonight. If your in town, stop by Sweet Water Organics - a large scale urban aquaponics farm housed inside a warehouse - and see a new install of prints by Pete Railand, Nicolas Lampert, and Colin Matthes. And join us for a magical night of art, dance and music. Urarider (Naomi Joy & Clare Hubbard) will be performing before a special dance performance from the Friction Dance Company, immediately followed by a performance from Dark Dark Dark with Hello Death supporting.

Doors open at 4pm. Performances began at 8pm.

**There will be a separate requested donation for the Hello Death / Dark Dark Dark performance.** Performance at 9pm from Friction Dance Company.

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Print Lottery Benefit for AS220 Community Printshop!

Posted September 27, 2012 by erik_ruin in Art & Politics

Hey all- we're in the final few days of Print Lottery 2012, an uniquely structured benefit for AS220 Community Printshop. Members of the public can purchase a $100 ticket, guaranteed to win a print at the culminating event on this Saturday September 29, 2012. In the interest of fun, artwork in the show is won by way of a blind lottery. Yes, you can order long-distance and have your prints shipped to you!
Prints have been donated by a wide variety of folks, including Justseeds members Meredith Stern, Melanie Cervantes, Jesus Barraza, Mary Tremonte, Bec Young and of course myself, as well as a bunch of other friends/favorite printmakers like Swoon, William Schaff, Amos Paul Kennedy, Kyla & James Quigley (AKA Gunsho), Dennis McNett, Emmy Bright, Xander Marro, Pippi Zornoza, the list goes on! the AS220 Community Printshop makes printmaking accessible & affordable to a lot of folks, myself included, and deserves yr support!
For added inspiration, check out this sweet video about the shop-

Communal History from Timothy Whitney on Vimeo.

The Bridal Fair by Susan Simensky Bietila

Posted September 27, 2012 by meredith_stern in Art & Politics

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This comic is printed in the hand sewn zine of "This is an Emergency!" a print portfolio on gender justice and reproductive rights. It was originally printed in World War 3 Illustrated.

To purchase a copy of the portfolio, you can click HERE.

To check out the website for this project, click HERE.

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Kristina Brown's image for "This is an Emergency!"

Posted September 25, 2012 by meredith_stern in Art & Politics

kristina.jpgThis print is from "This is an Emergency!" a print portfolio on gender justice and reproductive rights.

To purchase a copy of the portfolio, you can click HERE.

To check out the website for this project, click HERE.

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Katrina Silander Clark's print for "This is an Emergency!"

Posted September 20, 2012 by meredith_stern in Art & Politics

katrina.jpgThis print is from "This is an Emergency!" a print portfolio on gender justice and reproductive rights.

To purchase a copy, you can click here. To check out the tumblr website for this project, click here.

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Stain Mural in Charlotte, NC

Posted September 18, 2012 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

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A month back I spent five days in Charlotte, NC with Chris Stain, helping him out with his install at the McColl Center for Visual Art. This included making a rad zine, and helping him paint out a huge mural, which you can see above and below...

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Ian Cozzens from Secret Door Projects print for "This is an Emergency!"

Posted September 18, 2012 by meredith_stern in Art & Politics

Ian.jpgThis print is from "This is an Emergency!" a print portfolio on gender justice and reproductive rights.

To purchase a copy of the portfolio, you can click HERE.

To check out the website for this project, click HERE.

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Interview with Gina Glantz

Posted September 13, 2012 by meredith_stern in Art & Politics

This interview is printed in the hand sewn zine of "This is an Emergency!" a print portfolio on gender justice and reproductive rights.
To purchase a copy of the portfolio, you can click HERE.

To check out the website for this project, click HERE.


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A New Species of Monkey in DR Congo

Posted September 12, 2012 by roger_peet in In the News

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I'm currently in DR Congo, in the capital Kinshasa, to be precise, waiting for a dawn flight to Kisangani in the Northeast. I'm volunteering with a team of scientists led by Drs. John and Terese Hart, who are leading a push to establish a new national park in the east, straddling the borders of Maniema and Orientale provinces. The Harts announced today the discovery of a new species of monkey in the forest where I'll be working for the next few months. It's an exciting announcement, the first new monkey species described for 29 years. The story of this little beast, known as the Lesula, is pretty poignant- a team of Congolese field researchers working for the park project noticed an unusual monkey coming ashore off a pirogue from a remote upstream region in the arms of the local schoolmasters' daughter, Georgette (pictured above).

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Favianna Rodriguez's print for "This is an Emergency!"

Posted September 11, 2012 by meredith_stern in Art & Politics

Favianna_Emerg.jpgThis print is from "This is an Emergency!" a print portfolio on gender justice and reproductive rights.

To purchase a copy of the portfolio, you can click HERE.

To check out the website for this project, click HERE.

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Interview with Peg Johnston by Sarah Reiter

Posted September 6, 2012 by meredith_stern in Art & Politics

This interview is printed in the hand sewn zine of "This is an Emergency!" a print portfolio on gender justice and reproductive rights.

To purchase a copy of the portfolio, you can click HERE.

To check out the website for this project, click HERE.


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"The Meek Shall Inherit" NYC Exhibition

Posted September 4, 2012 by meredith_stern in Events

Opening: Saturday, September 8, 6 - 8 PM here
421 Hudson Street Greenwich Village, NYC. Show runs until October 6.

Information about the opening can be found HERE.

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This is an Emergency! Introduction

Posted September 3, 2012 by meredith_stern in Art & Politics

This is the Introduction to the reproductive rights and gender justice print portfolio, "This is an Emergency!"
To purchase a copy of the portfolio, you can click HERE.

To check out the website for this project, click HERE.

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Emmy Bright's print for "This is an Emergency!"

Posted August 31, 2012 by meredith_stern in Art & Politics

EB.jpgThis print is from "This is an Emergency!" a print portfolio on gender justice and reproductive rights.

To purchase a copy of the portfolio, you can click HERE.

To check out the website for this project, click HERE.

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Interview with Judith Arcana of the Jane Abortion Service

Posted August 28, 2012 by meredith_stern in Art & Politics

JudithArcana.jpgThis interview with Judith Arcana, written by Sam Merritt, appears in the hand sewn zine "This is an Emergency!" To purchase a copy, you can click HERE.

To check out the website for this project, click HERE.

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Photos from the Justseeds Retreat at Interference Archive

Posted August 28, 2012 by nicolas_lampert in Justseeds Member Projects

mixing up collective work and play...

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This is an Emergency! Project Release!

Posted August 21, 2012 by meredith_stern in Art & Politics

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“This is an Emergency!”
A reproductive rights and gender justice portfolio
A collection of 17 Artist Prints and 9 Inter-generational Essays

I am pleased to announce the release of a project which brings together the voices and artwork of over two dozen people on reproductive rights and gender justice. This collection highlights the visual art and stories of people most affected by these issues- women, queer identified, and transgendered artists and organizers. Reproductive rights and gender justice are in a state of emergency. This is a collection of responses to this crisis through visual art and interviews.

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Gathering Moss in a Decommissioned Pool

Posted August 21, 2012 by shaun in Justseeds Member Projects

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On an invitation from curator Amanda Donnan, I initiated a collaboration with friend and local field botanist Jessica McPherson as part of Project: Lido - a temporary collection of installations in the decommissioned Leslie Park Pool in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh. After some initial on-site conversations with Amanda and Leslie Pool Collective member Susan Englert, I got the idea that, in the context of several other large-scale sculptural projects that other artists were planning for the pool grounds, it would be intriguing to research and highlight the pool's diminutive bryological communities - patches of moss whose thriving presence is a welcome contrast to the pool's chlorine-scrubbed past...

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Interview with Judy Kashoff by Meredith Stern

Posted August 18, 2012 by meredith_stern in Art & Politics

JudyKashoff.jpgThis interview is printed in the hand sewn zine of "This is an Emergency!" a print portfolio on gender justice and reproductive rights.

To purchase a copy, you can click HERE.

To check out the tumblr website for this project, click HERE.

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Monotype workshop at Anderson Ranch with Enrique Chagoya

Posted August 9, 2012 by nicolas_lampert in Justseeds Member Projects

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After ten years of teaching college art I decided to experience life from the other side - as a student, a much better side I might add. Favianna Rodriguez's inspiring post on the Justseeds blog last year about her experience taking a class with Enrique Chagoya at the Anderson Ranch in Snowmass, Colorado inspired me to sign up for the same course this year. So a few weeks back, I loaded up the truck and headed West with the goal of learning new printmaking techniques and experimenting with new forms of image making.

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Ecole de la Montagne Rouge: Àvenir-opening reception, Thursday, August 9th

Posted August 7, 2012 by k_c_ in Events

Ecole de la Montagne Rouge:
Àvenir [Future]
August 9- September 20, 2012


Opening Reception:
Thursday, August 9th, 7-10pm
Interference Archive
131 8th St #4
Brooklyn, NY

The École de la Montagne Rouge (EDLMR)—an initiative of young, socially-engaged artists who are mainly from the bachelor of graphic design program at École de Design - UQAM (Université du Québec à Montréal)—is collaborating with the Interference Archive to experiment with ways of using the spaces of the gallery as sites for gathering, place-making, production and exchange on students protest in Québec and all around the world. Through its actions, thoughts and research in the area of graphics, EDLMR offers a unique aesthetic approach to revolutionary movements and an alternative way of helping the Quebec Spring makes it mark:

“We and thousands of other students across Quebec believe that education is a right, not a privilege reserved for the well-off. The tuition increase jeopardizes access to higher learning for our generation and future generations. Sensing that an unlimited general strike is looming, many protest movements and pressure tactics are being organized across Quebec. This is an opportunity for all students to show solidarity, defend our points of view and get involved so that we can create a balance of power in relations with the government. Our victory depends on the daily efforts made by each and every one of you.”

Lomami Bandanas: Kickstarter

Posted July 17, 2012 by roger_peet in Justseeds Member Projects

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I've finished the drawing for my project in DR Congo this fall- I'll be printing the image at right (click to embiggen) onto about four hundred big bright bandanas and taking them with me to hand out to the people who live near the new Lomami National Park in eastern DRC. It's an exciting project to be a part of, conservation from the ground up! I've started a Kickstarter campaign to help me fund it, please take a moment to go check it out! Rewards aplenty. I'm pretty excited that the project was featured on the fantastic conservation news website Mongabay, and the write-up has a little interview with me.

DO ANYTHING Exhibition

Posted July 12, 2012 by mary_tremonte in Events

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Queering the TreesitRealTree camo hanky collaboration with Shaun Slifer

Here is a sneak peek of the hankies I have been busily designing and printing for the Do Anything exhibition, opening July 13 at Space 4 Art in San Diego. The show is curated by my friend Chris Kardambikis, one of the forces behind Encyclopedia Destructica (who created the Secret Pockets book with me), and features work by individual artists and collectives who focus on do-it-yourself publishing and print projects. Employing alternative methods of production to create and distribute books, zines, and video work, the exhibiting artists work with a variety of themes to actively engage a wide audience. The exhibition takes place at two San Diego locations: San Diego Space 4 Art and Double Break. The show coincides with the San Diego Comic Con.

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Acid Rain TV: The Grey Stare

Posted July 11, 2012 by shaun

I've got a video featured in July's Acid Rain public access television series, curated by Jerstin Crosby. You can see it online, but my intention was to create something that would operate in the channel-surfing realm - timed to (roughly) coincide with the cable television and DVD release of "The Grey" (2012), a Liam Neeson survivalist blockbuster...

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photos/press from "Zone of Contention: The US/Mexico Border"

Posted July 5, 2012 by nicolas_lampert in Events

NLcaution350.jpgFor those interested in art that addresses border issues the Weatherspoon Art Museum at UNC Greensboro is currently exhibiting "Zone of Contention: The US/Mexico Border." Dan S. Wang and I contributed our collaborative-made letterpress print Caution Migrant Workers. This time around we enlarged it and wheat pasted it to a sheet of plywood to better mimic the look of a broadside.

The image itself voices our opposition to the Arizona Immigration Bill SB-1070 and references the look and the phrasing of a 1851 Broadside poster that was created in resistance to the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 that was hung in Boston that alerted fugitive slaves and citizens to have a “Top Eye” open for the police who were empowered to detain all “suspected” escaped slaves so that they could be returned back to slavery in the South. Our print rejects SB-1070 law and the climate of xenophobia in Arizona and beyond and stands in solidarity with migrant workers the world over.

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This Is An Emergency Print Process

Posted July 4, 2012 by mary_tremonte in Justseeds Member Projects

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This is my print for This Is An Emergency!, a portfolio about Reproductive Rights and Gender Justice organized by Justseeds' own Meredith Stern. The lineup of artists is impressive, and these graphics so urgently needed. In this blog post, I will discuss my process in designing and printing my piece.

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Slideshow: Commission for Treasonous Strategies

Posted July 3, 2012 by shaun in Justseeds Member Projects

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Click below for a slideshow of images from a recent exhibition I opened with Tesar Freeman in Pittsburgh, PA. I have some more materials on each of the projects I did on my site here (slideshow doesn't show captions or details, unfortunately).

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Lomami Bandanas: first sketch

Posted June 29, 2012 by roger_peet in Environment

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I just finished the first sketch of the image for the Lomami National Park Bandanas! What are those, I hear you cry. Well, they're going to be a pile of brightly colored bandanas with a refined version of the above image screenprinted on them. I'm making them to take with me to DR Congo this fall, where I'll be volunteering with a group that is working to set up a new national park in the east of the country, in one of the last patches of unbroken forest left in the country. What's really great about this project is that the idea of the park is being promoted from the ground up, agreed upon by the people who actually live there, instead of being decreed from on high by those with political clout. The bandanas are intended to be useful objects that also carry information about some of the species the park will protect. It's my hope that people will see a lot more of these than they would of a poster hung in an office somewhere. Something that occurred to me while drawing this is that I seem to be designing a logo for a national park. In Congo. The mind boggles slightly. I'll be running a Kickstarter campaign in July to help fund the project, please do stay tuned for that. Also, below the jump: the cover for the Justseeds/ Culture Strike "Migration Now" portfolio, which should be done in mid-July. Busy times!

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Commission for Treasonous Strategies (Pittsburgh)

Posted June 18, 2012 by shaun in Justseeds Member Projects

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Commission for Treasonous Strategies is a collaborative exhibit between Justseeds member Shaun Slifer and Tesar Freeman, a presentation of sculptural work which reflects upon the history of the United States and raises questions about the perceived authority of objects and relics when housed in sanctioned museums.

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CPH in NZ pt2

Posted May 19, 2012 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

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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 the Young Adults section of the Upper Riccarton Community and School Library (for more info on the show, click HERE).

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New CPH Posters Hot of the Presses!

Posted May 11, 2012 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

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If you haven't checked out the Justseeds store lately, you might have missed the cascade of new Celebrate People's History posters that have been coming out. I'm excited to announce that a half dozen have been printed, and another half dozen are on their way in the next couple months. These are the first new posters in the series in over a year—there are some great ones, and they are still only $4 a pop! Check out:

Wisconsin Workers Uprising by Sue Simensky Bietila
Jane Jacobs by Sabrina Jones
Major Taylor by Janet Attard
Vieques Libre by Dave Buchen
Jamaican Maroons by Damon Locks
Sacred Ground by Aaron Samsel

Agit-Prop and Intervention Exhibit at Neurotitan

Posted May 4, 2012 by k_c_ in Justseeds Group Projects

Here are some flicks of the Justseeds exhibition Agit-Prop and Intervention, currently up at Neurotitan Gallery in Berlin, Germany.

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Punk & Metal Record Covers 05: Antimaster

Posted April 13, 2012 by santi in Justseeds Member Projects

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This week’s cover is Antimaster. I had previously posted on the blog the Silkscreen printing process of this cover, but this is what it looked like originally.

I had done a couple designs for them previous to this gatefold cover and they were really open and receptive to any advice I could provide. So when it came down to illustrating it was super quick and easy.

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Occuprint Broadsheets Have Arrived!

Posted April 12, 2012 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

Occuo_dropoff1.jpgWe 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 crap!

Guidebook to Alternative Nows Kickstarter

Posted April 12, 2012 by mary_tremonte in Justseeds Member Projects

A Guidebook of Alternative Nows is a collaboratively created book that illuminates ways contemporary artists, activists and others are devising more socially, economically, and ecologically just versions of “now.”
I am designing the cover as well as some special "Alternative Now" badges, and both Justseeds and member project Howling Mob Society have contributions to the book, as well as a host of other amazing projects. Read on for more info.

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Drago video of Chris Stain's release party

Posted April 6, 2012 by k_c_ in Books & Zines

Official book launch for Chris Stain's latest project and Drago's newest title - LONG STORY SHORT - at Wooster Street Social Club in NYC on March 14th, 2012.

Buy the book on dragolab.com:

http://www.dragolab.com/en/books/catalogue/Long-Story-Short

Punk & Metal Record Covers 04: Condenada

Posted March 30, 2012 by santi in Justseeds Member Projects

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Condenada is an all lady hardcore punk band from Chicago, IL. They definitely draw inspiration from Los Crudos and 90’s latino bands from the area, but they not only address issues of race and class here. Gender is their main focus.

They were on tour in Mexico a couple times but I never got to see them. Nor actually meet them nor was I ever in touch with them. My friend Alejandra booked their tour and had a sex education booth set up at their shows, and gave all kinds of workshops. Alejandra was the one who asked me to do this cover for a Discography that would be sold to support their Mexico tour.

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Endangered Species Condoms released!

Posted March 26, 2012 by roger_peet in Justseeds Member Projects

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The second round of Endangered Species condoms have been released! I was commissioned by the Center for Biological Diversity to produce five original paper-cuts for the series, which also incorporates the panther image from my "Ecology of Fear" print. The packages were nicely laid-out by graphic designer Lori Lieber, and will be distributed by thousands of volunteers around the country starting on Earth Day. Click through to see all of the images!

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Reproductive Rights and Gender Justice Project

Posted March 21, 2012 by meredith_stern in Justseeds Member Projects


Hey there! A new Kickstarter Project just launched featuring several Justseeds artists including Melanie Cervantes, Favianna Rodriguez, Molly Fair, Thea Gahr, Bec Young, Mary Tremonte, Meredith Stern, and several artists. Please check out the kickstarter video for info, and HERE is a link to the page!

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Punk & Metal Record Covers 03: Profanator

Posted March 16, 2012 by santi in Justseeds Member Projects

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Profanator is a Thrash Metal band from Queretaro. Like most thrash metal bands they wanted the grim reaper to be their main focus of the album.

The first draft of this image included an hourglass but I decided to not use it in the end. There was too much stuff going on as it is. And they really wanted the image to have lots dark or black preferably.

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Last Three Days & Previews of Witches & Mad Prophets

Posted March 13, 2012 by erik_ruin in Art & Politics

We're in the last 3 days now of my Kickstarter campaign to fund a portfolio project i'm curating & publishing on the theme of heresy.

Witches & Mad Prophets will feature offset prints of original work by 13 amazing artists- AMTK, Bec Young, Charlotte de Sédouy, Corina Dross, Dylan Miner, Ian Cozzens, Katrina Avocado, Lee Relvas, Mandy Katz, Santiago Armengod, William Schaff, Xander Marro, and myself. The fundraising's been a runaway success, the band the Mountain Goats tweeted about it, we hit our goal in a day and a half and right now we sit at 240% of our funding goal with three days to spare! There's still 40-something portfolios available for pre-order, so if you want to make sure you get one (for only $40!), get them here! See below for previews and more info...

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Chris Stain Book Release Party

Posted March 13, 2012 by jmacphee in Justseeds Member Projects

LSS_FLYER_LONG2.jpgThis Wednesday (tomorrow) is the long awaited book release for Chris Stain's Long Story Short, which has been in the works for over two years. Join us in celebrating from 8-11pm at the Wooster Social Club, 43 Wooster St, Manhattan. (Click on the flyer to the right for a bigger version.)

Endangered Species Condoms

Posted March 8, 2012 by roger_peet in Justseeds Member Projects

hydrodamalis.jpgSome 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 a part of the Center's work to bring the subject of human overpopulation to a wider audience, a goal I wholeheartedly share.

Discussions of human population are hair-triggers for many on the left who feel that any mention of overpopulation is code for racist eugenics programming. Simultaneously, those on the right looking for a backdoor into the environmental movement have tried to make immigration-related "population control" an issue. All demagoguery aside, however, the exponential increase in human population is a fact, and a fact that brings with it a raft of consequences impossible in a world with fewer humans. Humanity monopolizes an enormous percentage of the world's surface, as well as the products of that surface, and whether rich or poor, more humans means less room for anything else. It's past time for a non-ideological discussion on population that cuts through the hate and fear and gets to the heart of the matter: other species live on this planet as well, and they need to be able to get away from us. As our numbers increase, that is becoming impossible. This project aims to make the link between the dwindling numbers of so many distinct forms of life and the swelling of one big, rude one: humanity.

Ante la Destruccion Ambiental, Organizacion! San Cristobal, Chiapas

Posted February 15, 2012 by santi in Events

ExposicionADAOVolante.jpgThis Friday 17th of February we will be opening a graphic art show in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas.

These posters are a collection of silk screens that were created to use as a tool to bring attention to the Climate Crisis, Natural Resource extraction.

So if you are near San Cristobal please join us at the opening of this exhibit at 8:30pm.

The show will be at:
El Paliacate: Espacio Cultural.

5 de Mayo # 20 Col. La Merced
San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas

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Witches & Mad Prophets: A Portfolio of Heretics on Kickstarter!

Posted February 14, 2012 by erik_ruin in Art & Politics


Hey all- I'm trying to raise funds right now for a really exciting portfolio project on the theme of religious heresy featuring Justseeds artists Bec Young, Dylan Miner, Mazatl and myself alongside other luminaries like William Schaff (be sure to watch to the end of the video for his bit!), Xander Marro, AMTK, Charlotte Desedouey, Corina Dross, Ian Cozzens, Lee Relvas, Mandy Katz and Katrina Avocado.
Click here for more info and to contribute!
For only $40, you get the whole thing shipped to you (in the U.S.)!

Realizing a Class Struggle Penny Crusher?

Posted February 9, 2012 by shaun in Justseeds Member Projects

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For several years, I've had the idea to create a souvenir penny-crushing machine which would imprint pennies with designs relevant to working class struggles for social justice in Western Pennsylvania's past. Unfortunately, I've hit a number of dead-ends in the process of trying to make this project a reality. In it's current incarnation, the machine would incorporate an updated, slimmed-down, somewhat mobile design based on that of former Westinghouse engineer Bill Ball, constructed by Stuart Anderson and myself, and incorporating illustrations by Pittsburgh labor history artist and political cartoonist Bill Yund. Although my inclination is to keep the scope of the project regional, I'm open to reinterpretation if it influences the possibility of realizing the finished project. In its ideal state, this machine would be mobile enough to migrate to several museums and other relevant venues. Please get in touch if you have serious funding ideas or other relevant leads!

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Panther Lunch Club

Posted February 2, 2012 by mary_tremonte in Art & Politics

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Alec "Icky" Dunn, Josh MacPhee, and myself each designed a place mat for Edith Abeyta's Panther Lunch Club, part of the Food For Thought exhibition at Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamunga, CA, on view now through March 23rd.

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Painting 2 Banners in Acteal; 14 Years of Impunity

Posted January 19, 2012 by santi in Art & Politics

Acteal-01.jpgFor a while I’ve been going to Acteal in the municipality of Chenalhó, in the state of Chiapas, Mexico. Acteal is a small Tzotzil community who were victims of the 22nd of December 1997 massacre by a PRI party sponsored Mascaras Rojas paramilitary group.

I have encountered lots of people who mistake Acteal as a Zapatista Community. One key difference is that Las Abejas (The Bees) is a pacifist and religious organization. Despite those differences, Las Abejas have vocally expressed their support for the EZLN and their demands. It was this link with the Zapatistas which led to the massacre of 45 members (4 of them pregnant) of Las Abejas. The members were murdered inside a small church praying, in an environment filled with fear of the EZLN growing stronger.

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Dara Greenwald's Video Work

Posted January 13, 2012 by shaun in Inspiration

Video was only one medium in Dara's amazing body of work, but every bit of her brilliance, sharp social and political critique, and raucous sense of humor comes through in the videos she made. Last November, Dara and Todd Chandler spent an afternoon going through her hard drives and consolidating over 20 videos in an effort to catalog them online. They're going up on a Vimeo page - right now there are 16 pieces on there and the rest will be uploaded soon. Please watch, share, and screen widely.

Old Yeller's Dance

Posted January 13, 2012 by shaun in Justseeds Member Projects

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 family. I think it's best with headphones if you've got 'em handy.

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An interview with Mazatl and The 555 Collective

Posted January 5, 2012 by santi in Art & Politics

arm1.jpgThe Following is an Interview I did with the 555 Collective. You can visit their web page here and the Interview here

Mazatl is an artist residing in Mexico City. His works embody a striving for justice and a sense of hope. HIs answers to our five questions reflect a rare mixture of compassion and intellectual bravery.

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Big Collaborative Blockprints

Posted January 4, 2012 by roger_peet in Justseeds Member Projects

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The two big blockprints from the We Agree project are finally available today in the Justseeds store; one made by three Justseeds artists, and the other by the Taring Padi cooperative of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Each one is 3 feet by 9 feet, printed on heavy canvas. Read more about the project here. Click through for images, and click over to the store to check out the prints.

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Organizers sold out!

Posted December 21, 2011 by roger_peet in Justseeds Member Projects

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 I expected. Thanks very much to everyone who bought them; this means we will have to print more next year!

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Organizers sold out!

Posted December 21, 2011 by roger_peet in Justseeds Member Projects

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 I expected. Thanks very much to everyone who bought them; this means we will have to print more next year!

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Posters for the Port Shutdown

Posted December 17, 2011 by roger_peet in Justseeds Member Projects

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Last Monday, people in cities up and down the West Coast came out to try to shut down the ports. My friend Chris and I put together some posters for the event here in Portland, which had pretty great turnout and succeeded in actually shutting down several terminals at the port for the day, as well as Schnitzer Steel. The call to shut down the port in Portland was directed primarily at SSA Marine, an unscrupulous union-busting subsidiary of Goldman Sachs that operates the terminals here in PDX. Tendrils of solidarity were also extended to ILWU workers struggling at the nearby port of Longview. While the local ILWU leadership eschewed any notion of endorsement of the shutdown, rank-and-file workers showed up with pizza for the occupiers.

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Work Visit at the Interference Archive

Posted December 13, 2011 by mary_tremonte in Justseeds Member Projects

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Alec "Icky" Dunn, Shaun Slifer and myself recently visited the NYC Justseeds crew to put in a work day at the Interference Archive. We designed and installed lighting, Shaun installed sweet vinyl on the door, and we prepped for the archive's first exhibition, highlighting Riot Grrrl and 90's feminist punk.

A project that grew out of the personal collections of Dara Greenwald and Josh MacPhee, the Interference Archive explores the relationship between cultural production and social movements. The archive consists of many kinds of objects that are created as part of movements: posters, flyers, publications, photographs, t-shirts, moving images, audio recordings, and other printed matter. Through public exhibitions, a study center, talks, screenings, publications, workshops, and an on-line presence, we use this cultural ephemera to animate histories of people mobilizing for social transformation.

Interference will be having an open house this Friday. Stay tuned for more info, and for more photos, see the set on our Flickr, HEREFor more information, interferencearchive.org

Morning Crush: "Immigrants Know Your Rights" Poster Pack

Posted December 8, 2011 by colin_matthes in Justseeds Member Projects

I really like these two posters and this seems like a cool project. ni_discriminacion.jpg
English Translation:
Neither Discrimination Nor Abuse, We have Rights, Rights to a Lawyer.

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(I can) read the writing on the wall-18

Posted December 2, 2011 by k_c_ in Justseeds Member Projects

Pepper spraying cop on the Bowery, November 2011, NYC, NY

Look at Pepper Spraying Cop for more.