Attention Radical Artists!
CALL FOR ARTWORK to be published in a new book.
Deadline: October 31st, 2005
Reproduce and Revolt!: Radical Graphics for the 21st Century
Edited by Josh MacPhee
Soft Skull Press
Reproduce and Revolt! is a graphic toolbox to be launched into the
political activists. The book will contain over 300 new and exciting
high-quality illustrations and graphics about social justice and
political activism for activists to use on flyers, posters, t-shirts,
brochures, stencils or any other graphic aspects of political
campaigns. All the graphics will be bold and easy to reproduce, in
addition to being open source/anti-copyright. The book will come with
clear instructions on how to best utilize the images so as to improve
the graphic qualities of political campaigns. It will also contain a
short history of political graphics, an archive of political flyers and
posters throughout history, as well as information about and a
bibliography of further reading for all of the social justice issues
the art will cover.
I am now collecting submissions of graphics, illustrations and art for
the book, which will be published by Soft Skull Press in late 2006. I
will chose for the book according quality of the image,
reproducibility, and how well they convey the issues. Not everyone's
submissions will be included. I will also be attempting to craft the
book to represent the output of as diverse a group of artists as
possible, across gender, race, nationality, sexuality, ability, etc.
Reproduce & Revolt! is not intended to be a who's who of well known
and successful political artists, this call is open to all levels of
This is my second book with Soft Skull Press (www.softskull.com). My
first, Stencil Pirates: A Global Survey of Street Stenciling, was
released in July 2004. Stencil Pirates has gotten great reviews and is
currently in it's third printing.
Here are the specifications for the images:
• Black and White/Greyscale.
• High Resolution: either original artwork on paper or high res digital
images, minimum 600 dpi for greyscale, 1200 dpi for line art.
• Vector based .eps or Illustrator files are great, .tif and high
quality .jpg are also acceptable
• A minimum of 6 inches x 6 inches.
• All mediums are accepted (various forms of printmaking, drawing,
digital design, collages, etc.). The main factor is reproducibility.
Here are the catagories the images should be about (there will
inevitably be overlap between the categories, these are simply
guidelines and suggestions to help clarify and spark inspiration). In
addition, the book will contain graphics in support of positive
activities and graphics in opposition to negative aspects of the world,
these are both included below (in alphabetical order, not order of
• Anti-Authoritarianism (including anarchism, hierarchy, direct action,
mutual aid and more)
• Anti-Racism (including racial equality, institutional racism, attacks
on youth of color, white privilege and more)
• Counter-Globalization (including corporate control, IMF, World Bank,
WTO, capitalism, austerity, world debt, alternative economies and more)
• Education (including privatization, self-education, free schools,
liberatory pedagogy, urban inequalities, military recruitment and more)
• Environment (including environmental justice, environmental racism,
endangered species, animal rights, earth liberation, deforestation,
strip mining, water rights, bio-tech, organics, community gardens and
• Feminism (including women's struggles, wages for housework, equal pay
for equal work, equal rights, gender discrimination, women's liberation
movement, sexual assault, men against sexism, fat liberation and more)
• Government (including bureaucracy, taxes, anti-cop, police brutality,
elections and more)
• Health Care (including disability, mental health, AIDS, access,
abortion, aging and more)
• Housing (including public housing, gentrification, private ownership,
abandonment, homelessness and more)
• International Solidarity (including connections with movements around
the world, borders, mutual aid, national liberation, Zapatista support,
indigenous solidarity and more)
• Labor (including unions, work slowdowns/stoppages/sabotage, strikes,
bosses, anti-work, economics, maquiladoras, sweatshops, sex work and
• Media (including media control, media consolidation, independent
media, pirate radio and more)
• Prisons (including prison reform, prison abolition, racism in the
criminal justice system, the death penalty, political prisoners,
stopping the construction of prisons, torture, sentencing discrepancies
• Protest (including marches, protests, direct action, pickets,
plowshares, armed actions and more)
• Queer Liberation (including gay, lesbian, trans, intersex, and
bisexual struggle, gender binaries, queer bashing, sexual liberation
• War (including anti-war, imperialism, militarism, state terrorism,
war tax resistance, nuclear weapons, "collateral damage" and more)
I will craft about a dozen chapters out of these catagories, and each
chapters will be filled with 30-40 new and exciting illustrations and
graphics created by dozens of political artists, hopefully including
you. A website of high resolution copies of a large number of the
images in the book will also be created, and ideally I will include
some of the graphics that don't make the cut into the published volume.
People will be able to both photocopy the images or pull them directly
into digital files via website.
I hope this project will both help radical activist projects, but also
help boost radical artists by getting our work further out into the
world. I hope to be able to pay a nominal fee for each piece published
as well as give each artists access to books at 50% off the cover price.
All material must be submitted by October 31st, 2005.
THIS IS THE FINAL DEADLINE
There is no limit to the number of images you can submit.
All images need to be emailed to "reproduce [at] justseeds [dot] org"
or mailed to:
Chicago, IL 60647
If you have any additional questions, feel free to write or email the