War is Trauma
Justseeds Print Portfolio 2012
with Iraq Veterans Against the War & Booklyn
$300 (individual price)
$750 (institution price, please contact us direct before ordering)
War Is Trauma is Justseeds' third portfolio project. It is a collaborative effort between Justseeds, Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), and Booklyn. The portfolio consists of 34 prints that address the IVAW campaign “Operation Recovery” and raise awareness about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Military Sexual Assault, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Images address numerous topics include stopping the redeployment of traumatized soldiers, the GIs right to heal, supporting past and present GI resistance, challenging sexism in militarism, and ending the wars abroad.
The prints are housed within a handmade paper cover from the Combat Paper Project – paper whose source material derives from military uniforms that veterans have cut into small pieces, mixed with water, and pulped into paper as part of the healing process. Drew Cameron of the CPP writes, “The batch that I made for the portfolio is mostly created from Army Combat Uniforms that we were worn with the Stryker battalions out of Fort Lewis, WA. These are the same guys who rolled out of Iraq early back in July 2010. I also added Egyptian cotton to strengthen it. I like to imagine that the mill workers who made the cloth I used were the same ones rising up last spring.”
War is Trauma features prints by:
Justseeds: Josh MacPhee (Brooklyn), Mary Tremonte (Pittsburgh), Kevin Caplicki (Brooklyn), Chris Stain (Queens), Thea Gahr (Portland, OR), Bec Young (Pittsburgh), Erik Ruin (Providence), Pete Yahnke Railand (Milwaukee), Alec Dunn (Portland, OR), Colin Matthes (Milwaukee), Nicolas Lampert (Milwaukee), Jesse Purcell (Montreal), Roger Peet (Portland, OR), Molly Fair (Brooklyn), Santiago Armengod (Mexico City), Shaun Slifer (Pittsburg), Dylan AT Miner (E. Lansing)
IVAW: Drew Cameron (Army Veteran, Vermont), Joyce Wagner (Marine Veteran, Pittsburgh), Aaron Hughes (IL Army National Guard Veteran, Chicago), Jeremy Bergren (Marine Veteran, North Carolina), Peter Sullivan (IL Army National Guard Veteran, Chicago), Chris Arendt (MI Army National Guard Veteran, Michigan), Malachi Muncy (TX Army National Guard Veteran, Texas), Ash Kyrie (WI Army National Guard Veteran, Wisconsin), and posters from the Bay Area Civilian Soldier Alliance members Siri Margerin and Nave Fortin.
Allies: Michael Rakowitz (Chicago), Marshall Weber (Booklyn Artists Alliance, Brooklyn), Dan S. Wang (Madison, WI), Harrell Fletcher and Transformazium with Brettiny Hucks, Gayla Jean Clemons, Deon Archie, Deshon LeGrand (Portland, OR / Braddock, PA), Temporary Services (Chicago, Philadelphia, Copenhagen)
JS-IVAW War is Trauma website and copyleft downloadable graphics.
34 printed sheets and printed cover.
12” x 16” prints (30 silkscreen prints / 4 offset prints.)
12.5” x 18” cover (Combat Paper cover with letterpress title. Two sheets of combat paper bond with book cloth to form cover.)
Portfolios mailed securely – portfolios are wrapped in bubble wrap and mailed inside a cardboard mailer.
Edition of 130. Each cover in numbered. Prints signed, most numbered.
War is Trauma is designed as an organizing tool to raise awareness about IVAW, Operation Recovery, and GI resistance, and is part of an on-going series of collaborations between Justseeds and IVAW. Past collaborations include:
-Exhibitions of the JS-IVAW prints in Chicago, Evanston, Lawrence, KS, Brooklyn, to name a few.
-JS-IVAW Street Art Action - Chicago, Nov. 2010
-Temporary Conversations – Nicolas Lampert interviews Aaron Hughes.
-Printed Matter booklet “Operation Recovery” - designed by Josh MacPhee.
-Support GI Resistance patches by Kevin Caplicki.
-War is Trauma t-shirt design by Erik Ruin.
-PTSD shadow t-shirt design by Nicolas Lampert.
-War is Trauma silkscreen poster set - 5000 print run by Jesse Purcell featuring 5 designs from the portfolio series (images by Hughes, Caplicki, Lampert, Ruin, and Purcell.)