Celebrate People's History: Ursula K. Le Guin

Artwork
Identifier:
2020.23.107
Artist:
Sophie Yanow
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
2 Color Offset Printed Poster
Date:
October 2019
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 17" Width: 11"
Description:
This is a white, black, and shades of green poster where there is an illustrated profile of a man and all around him are waves and lines that are filled in with different shades of green. At the top of the image it reads: "We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable—but then, so did the divine rights of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art. Very often in our art, the art of words.”
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.