Celebrate People's History: Octavia E. Butler

Artwork
Identifier:
2020.23.108
Artist:
Susie Wilson
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
2 Color Offset Printed Poster
Date:
October 2019
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 17" Width: 11"
Description:
This is a black, white, and yellow poster of a woman on the right side of the image in black and white and there is a yellow beams of light coming from her right eye. There is a quote on the left side of the image that reads, “There is nothing new under the sun, but there are new suns.” — Octavia E. Butler.
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.