Graphic Agitation 2
Social and Political Graphics in the Digital AgeBook - 2004
A survey of social and political graphics since the early 1990s.
Graphic Agitation 2 explores graphic protest in the digital age, in particular over the years since the Gulf War. The book deals with a range of protest imagery from hi-tech and low-tech to no-tech and is comprehensively illustrated with images ranging from lollipop wrappers to websites. Graphic Agitation 2 is a survey of social and political graphics since the early 1990s. It illustrates and contextualises work produced in relation to key themes such as- environmental movements; the rise of corporate power; branding; wars (e.g. in the Balkans and the Gulf War); and human rights - all of which have been prominent items in the news over the last few years. The graphic design projects discussed in this book are all of 'the digital age' but they are not all digital-based. The author deals with the impact of digital innovations on traditional methods of social and political protest and also looks at how they work together. This mix of media is both appealing and informative.