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Graphic agitation 2: social and political graphics in the digital age

Graphic agitation 2: social and political graphics in the digital age

McQuiston, Liz, 1952-

This title explores graphic protest in the digital age, in particular over the years since the Gulf War. The book deals with a range of protest imagery from high-tech and low-tech to no-tech and is comprehensively illustrated with images ranging from lollipop wrappers to websites

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Phaidon, 2004
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Statement of responsibility: Liz McQuiston
ISBN: 0714841773, 9780714841779
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 235) and index.
Physical Description: 240 p. : ill. (some col.), facsims. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
Subject: War art; Graphic arts Social aspects.; Capitalism; Graphic arts; Graphic arts Political aspects.; Design Social aspects.; Protest movements; Green movement; Design Political aspects.


  1. Introduction; The Legacy of the Graphic Revolution: Highlights from three decades of protest graphics (1960s-1990s)
  2. The New Global Protest: Eco wars and resistance to capitalism
  3. Satire, Subversion, Subvertising: Striking at corporations; lampooning politicians
  4. Perceptions of War: The Gulf, Bosnia, Kosovo and beyond
  5. Fighting for Human Rights: Identities, attitudes and social survival; Notes; Selected Bibliography and Further Reading; Index; Credits

Author note

Liz McQuiston, previously Head of Graphic Art and Design at the Royal College of Art in London and Head of the Postgraduate course in Typography at the London College of Printing, now divides her time between graphic design practice, teaching and writing. Her publications include Women in Design: A Contemporary Viewand The Graphic Design Sourcebook, as well as Graphic Agitationand Suffragettes to She-Devils, published by Phaidon.


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