Date

2015

Edition Size

20

Media

Handmade paper, Letterpress, Offset print, Silkscreen

Binding

Custom box, Loose pages

Dimensions

24 × 15 × 4 in

$ 3,800.00

Out of Print


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Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

Boston Athenaeum

Cornell University

Harvard University, Fine Arts Library

Smith College, Mortimer Rare Book Room

Stanford University

Swarthmore College

The University of Iowa (UI)

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)

University of Colorado at Boulder

University of Connecticut (UCONN)

University of Delaware Library

University of Minnesota

Wesleyan University

Yale University, Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library

Celebrate People’s History: Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW); Ten Years of Fighting for Peace and Justice is a portfolio project that documents the accomplishments of the Iraq Veterans Against the War during its ten-year history. This historical publication also acts as a pro-peace and veterans rights activist tool kit. The 20 Sponsorship portfolios include original artwork made exclusively for the deluxe edition and rare ephemera and filed publications from the IVAW and members.

The portfolio includes: 66 silkscreen, offset, and letterpress prints (12.5 in x 19 inches) in die-cut silkscreen-printed box, edition of 116 (including 20 deluxe sponsorship copies), a catalog containing artist bios and print descriptions, and an IVAW reader with further information and essays.

The impressive and sponsorship sets also include a second silkscreen-printed box containing the following materials:
1 Untitled original drawing by Aaron Hughes, ink on transparent paper, 2014
1 Flag Day an original Combat Paper pulp print by Drew Cameron, 2014
1 “Distress” an original etching, by Aaron Hughes, 2014
1 Untitled, Jeremy Stainthorp Berggren, silkscreen,2011
1 Untitled, silkscreen by Joyce Wagner
1 set of 5 large silkscreen prints for the Justseeds-IVAW “War is Trauma” poster series,   2011 (with prints by Nicholas Lampert, Jesse Purcell, Erik Ruin, Kevin Caplicki)
10 assorted single-sheet B+W flyers
2 2-fold beige “Iraq Veterans Against the War” pamphlets
4 1-fold handouts
1 ” The Right to Heal” book
1 “Organizing: A Working Model” book
1 “Our Book of Inspiring Words” book
1 “Resource and Support Guide for Veterans and Active Duty Servicemembers” book
1 DVD “Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan: eyewitness accounts of the occupations”
1 “Warrior Writers: Re-making Sense” by members of IVAW book
1 Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan Eyewitness Accounts of Occupations” by IVAW and Aaron Glantz book
1 “The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan” by Dahr Jamail book
1 “Operation Recovery Toolkit” zine
1 “Celebrating Ten Years of Resistance” zine
1 “Operation Recovery” zine
1 “Operation Recovery: Fort Hood Soldiers and Veterans Testify on the Right to Heal” book
1 GWOT (Global War on Terror) medal from Aaron Hughes and other veterans, these medals were thrown back at NATO Generals in Chicago at the 2012 NATO Assembly.
2 small prints by Jesse Purcell
1 winter soldier thank you card
1 “Support G.I. Resistance” patch
1 USB of films, music, PDFs, booklets, videos

IVAW HISTORY
Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) was founded in July 2004 to give voice to the large number of active duty service members and veterans who were against the war but were under various pressures to remain silent. Today, IVAW members are in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Canada, and on numerous bases overseas. Over the past ten years, IVAW members have spoken out and taken action to end the wars they served in and transform the society that fostered those wars. This portfolio uplifts this struggle in hopes it will continue to grow and provide lessons for generations to come.  IVAW has a unique and powerful history and it is time to celebrate and share it.

THE PORTFOLIO
Edition of 116 including 20 limited edition sponsorship portfolios
Number of prints: 66
Number of contributing artists: 55
Printing: silkscreen, offset, and letterpress
Print dimensions: 12.5” x 19”
Prints housed in a die-cut silkscreen printed box
Additional materials:
Project catalog with artist biographies and print descriptions
Reflections on IVAW zine
IVAW reader

ARTISTS
IVAW members–
Aaron Hughes, Edgar Gonzalez-Baeza, Chris May, Drew Cameron, Erica Slone, Kevin Basl, Eli Wright, G.Scott Raffield, Jeremy Bergren, Jon Turner, Ash Kyrie, Joyce Wagner, & Malachi Muncy,

Justseeds Members–
Pete Railand, Colin Matthes, Nicolas Lampert, Melanie Cervantes, Erik Ruin, Jesse Purcell, Roger Peet, Josh MacPhee, & Kevin Caplicki

Civilian Soldier Alliance Members–
Lily Hughes, & Siri Margerin

Allies-
Marshall Weber, Michael Rakowitz, Swoon, Joseph DeLappe, Laurie Macfee, Ehren Tool, Sarah Ross, Ryan Griffis, Katie Hargrave, Christopher Cardinale, Sanya Hyland, Sam Gould (Red76), Suellen Semekoski, Steve Lambert, Heath Schultz, Becky Nasadow, David Solnit, Eleanor Warner, Julia Warner & more

ORGANIZING & PUBLISHING ORGANIZATIONS
Booklyn Artists Alliance
Civilian-Soldier Alliance
Iraq Veterans Against the War
Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative
Repetitive Press

NOTE: For generations, the people of Canada have provided refuge to U.S. war resisters. This gesture of solidarity and support was reflected in the production of this portfolio. A majority of the prints for Celebrate People’s History: Iraq Veterans Against the War—Ten Years of Fighting for Peace and Justice were printed at Repetitive Press in Toronto, Canada.

ORGANIZERS
Kevin Basl (Text Editor)
Aaron Hughes
Josh MacPhee
Siri Margerin
Jesse Purcell
Marshall Weber

SPONSORS
Boston Athenaeum
Cornell University Library, Rare and Manuscript Collections
Harvard University, Fine Arts Library
Smith College, Mortimer Rare Book Room
Swarthmore College, McCabe Library
University of Connecticut, Archives & Special Collections at the Dodd Research Center
University of Minnesota Libraries
Yale University, Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library
Wesleyan University

BOOKLET DESIGN
Aaron Hughes with guidance from Jerome Grand

BOX DESIGN
Box industrial and graphic design by Jesse Purcell and screen printed by Repetitive Press.

NOTES ON PRINTS
Title and Colophon prints not shown in the catalog were typeset and printed by Aaron Hughes and Mary Tremonte on Combat Paper by Nathan Lewis. Screenprinting by Repetitive Press done by Aaron Hughes and Jesse Purcell. Screenprints listed in the catalog as “Celebrate People’s History: IVAW Project Organizers” were designed by Aaron Hughes, Josh MacPhee, and Jesse Purcell.