The Celebrate People’s History Poster Series has been organized and curated by Josh MacPhee since 1998. Each box set includes all 100 offset posters and a signed and numbered letterpress colophon sheet, presented in a custom stamped cloth box.
It’s rare today that a political poster is celebratory, and when it is, it almost always focuses on a small canon of male individuals: MLK, Ghandi, Che, or Mandela. Rather than create another exclusive set of heroes, Josh MacPhee has generated a diverse set of posters that bring to life successful moments in the history of social justice struggles. To that end, he asked artists and designers to find events, groups, and people who have moved forward the collective struggle of humanity to create a more equitable and just world. The posters tell stories from the subjective position of the artists, and are often the stories of underdogs, those written out of history. The goal of this project is not to tell a definitive history, but to suggest a new relationship to the past.
Artists: Alec Dunn, Bec Young, Chris Stain, Colin Matthes, Dylan Miner, Erik Ruin, Fernando Martí, Friends of Justseeds, Jesus Barraza, Josh MacPhee, Justseeds Collaboration, Mazatl, Melanie Cervantes, Meredith Stern, Molly Fair,Nicolas Lampert, Pete Railand, Roger Peet, Sanya Hyland, & Shaun Slifer, Erok A., Aprille, Brandon Bauer, Dan Berger, Blanco, Tom Civil, Peter Cole, Bobby Cortez, Eain Dhruva, Lindsay Draws, Erik Drooker, Alexander Dwinell, Adam Fanucci, Darrell Gane-McCalla, Ganzeer, Garage Collective, John Gerkin, Robin Hewlett, Rachael House, Sabrina Jones, Keinom, David Lester, Kate Luscher, Sara Beth Meister, Claude Moller, James David Morgan, Un Mundo Feliz, Marc Nelson, Beth Pulcinella, Ally Reeves, B. Riley, Cristy Road, Ben Rubin, Joshua Kahn Russell, Nicole Schulman, Tim Simons, SpeakEasy Press, Miriam Klein Stahl, Swoon, Boff Whalley
17.5 x 11.5 inches
edition of 25
ships via Fedex