Celebrate People's History: Seattle WTO Shutdown

Artwork
Identifier:
2020.23.79
Artist:
Nicolas Lampert
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
2 Color Offset Printed Poster
Date:
April 2015
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 17" Width: 11"
Description:
This poster is tan and light gray map of a city layout on the background. There is then an overlay of a circle of people holding hands in the center. There is text in purple at the top that reads, "Direct action shuts down the world trade organization meeting in Seattle”.
Historical Context:
The Celebrate People’s History posters are rooted in the do-it-yourself tradition of mass-produced political propaganda. These posters embody democracy, inclusion, and group participation in the writing and interpretation of the past. Unlike most political posters, the posters part of the Celebrate People’s History series tell the stories of the underdogs, those individuals and groups helping to move forward the collective struggle of humanity to create a more just world. For 20 years, over 130 different posters have been displayed on the streets of over a dozen cities representing over 150 artists and writers. The Celebrate People’s History Poster Series has been organized and curated by Josh MacPhee since 1998.