Green Patriot Posters
Graphics for a Sustainable Community
(Contains 50 detachable ready-to-hang-posters)
- ISBN 9780500289266
- 31.70 x 24.00 cm
- Paperback with flaps
- 68 Illustrations, 68 in colour
- First published 2011
‘Far more than just a great selection of posters … a great book for designers who’ve lost their direction after one too many years in the murky world of marketing’ – Paperzine
‘Full of pithy posters, designed to spark eco-idlers into action … admirable’ – Eye Magazine
‘[A] fine release … 50 posters in tear-out form display humour and passion’ – Computer Arts
Graphic design does not passively respond to the zeitgeist – it helps shape it.
This book brings together the strongest contemporary graphic design promoting sustainability and the fight against climate change.
The texts look back in time to posters and ideas that set the stage for the current movement (World War II posters, images of international co-operation, posters from the environmental movement in the 1960s and 1970s) and ask: what is the efficacy of the purposeful, message-orientated graphic image today?
The book includes a compilation of the best posters on the theme of sustainability by contemporary artists, among them Paul Elliman, Shepard Fairey, DJ Spooky, Geoff McFetridge, James Victore and Vier5. These posters, which have a strong graphic presence and never rest on the tired slogans of the past.
Also included is a section on action, with documentation of designs at work in the world: on buses, billboards, protesters’ placards and graffiti.
Read about the contributors and partners to Green Patriot Posters