Bulletin of the AOUON Archive, #15
Modern Political Posters: A Bibliography
This bibliography pertains mainly to post-1960 work from the U.S., and secondarily to work from other nations (and the U.N.) during this modern era. Citations of books not in English are rudimentary, as is coverage of the periodical literature -- confined so far to a few important citations scattered among book references. The historical section on World War I & II posters is a bare beginning. Save for work from the World Wars, Russian Revolution, and Spanish Civil War, little attention seems to have been paid to political poster work before the modern era, at least in English text and translation.
As this listing has been extended from personal holdings through Internet market survey as well as traditional bibliographic methods, the data for some entries are incomplete, and items are apt to be missing in proportion to their rarity. This is so particularly for exhibition catalogues and portfolios of multiple prints, which account for few entries here beyond those sponsored by prestigious institutions; and also for academic theses. (I consider this issue in a separate paper.) Editorial questions appear in brackets.
As this is a work in progress, I would appreciate additional citations, particularly of items unlikely to be discovered in other bibliographies -- as well as brief evaluative comments on the books listed, of the sorts I've begun to provide, with particular reference to U.S. work. In anticipation that others will contribute concise, informed opinions, I've signed mine as [MR]. This page now being updated by Lincoln Cushing.
Michael Rossman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Anti-Authoritarians Anonymous. Adventures In Subversion: Flyers and Posters, 1981-85. San Francisco: Oh! Press, [1985?]. 36 pp.
Bartnick, Harry: Trouble in Paradise: New England Artists Address Topical Political and Social Issues Facing the United States. MIT List Visual Arts Center, 1989.
Benitez, T., Haas, G., & Wells, C.: We Shall Not Be Moved: Posters and the Fight Against Displacement in L.A.'s Figueroa Corridor. L.A., CA: Strategic Actions for a Just Economy, 2003.
Billboard Liberation Front: The Art & Science of Billboard Improvement. San Francisco: Los Cabrones Press, 1990. 13 pp., 3 b/w + 3 color illus. Practical methods, sans ideological text.
Bread & Roses Cultural Project: Images of Labor. 1199 Bread and Roses Cultural Project, Inc., 1994. Set of 10 unsigned posters (by Jacob Lawrence, Milton Glaser, Sue Coe, etc.)
Chipp, Herschel B. & Students for Peace: Unite Against the War. Kentfield, CA; Western Star Press, 1970. Portfolio with wraps; 1 p. text + 10 oversized detached color plates. From May 1970 workshop at U.C. Berkeley.
Crimp, Douglas with Adam Ralston: AIDS Demo Graphics. Seattle; Bay Press, 1990. 141 pp., 46 b/w + 22 color illus, inc. 31 (39?) posters.
Danoff, Michael: Compassion and Protest: Recent Social and Political Art from Eli Broad Family Foundation Collection. NY; Abbeville Press, 1991. ISBN: 1558593012. . (Also Cross River Press, ISBN 0938175122??) 95 pp. Exhibition catalogue from San Jose Museum of Art.
DeNoon, Christopher, et al: Posters of the WPA. Los Angeles: The Wheatley Press, 1987. 175 pp. , 40 b/w +280 color illus. Texts by Francis V. O'Connor, Jim Heimann, Anthony Velonis; posters 1935-1943.
Drescher, Timothy: San Francisco Murals: Community Creates its Muse, 1914-1990. St. Paul, MN: Pogo Press, 1991. 46 pp. text, 58 color + 44 b/w illus. of murals, nearly all >1965. (Many of the muralists are also postermakers.)
Foner, Moe & Vassil, Pamela: Images of Labor. N.Y.; The Pilgrim Press, 1981. ISBN 0-8298-0433-1/0452-8. 94 pp., 32 color ills. 4 pp. historical intro by Irving Howe re labor. [Commissioned?] images by as many left aftists, illustrating quotes. Not posters per se, but served as basis for Bread & Roses portfolio, possibly other posters. [MR]
Foner, Philip S. & Schultz, Reinhard: The Other America: Art and the Labor Movement in the United States. West Nyack: Journeyman Press, 1985. (Abridged & augmented from the much larger Das Andere Amerika. Berlin; NGBK, 1983.) 166 pp., 36 pp. text, 380 b/w + 34 color illus. Inc. 142 b/w + 6 color posters post-1964, very few prior.
Foner, Philip S. & Schultz, Reinhard: Das Andere Amerika: Geschichte, Kunst and Kultur der Amerikanischen Arbeiterbewegung Berlin: Elefanten Press, 1983.; ISBN: 3885201011. 544 pp., >1000 b/w ills. Contributions by Tim Drescher, Shifra Goldman, Patricia Hills, James Prigoff, Naomi and Walter Rosenblum, and Fred Whitehead. An exhaustive social survey of the history of art and the American workforce. In German.
Heyman, Therese Thau: Posters American Style. Washington, D.C.: Harry N Abrams, 1998. 191 pp., 141 color plates. Exhibition catalogue, texts by Heyman and Elizabeth Broun. Inc. small group of protest posters.
[Inkworks Collective:] Hoover, M. & Simons, T., eds.: Visions of Peace and Justice. Berkeley, CA: Berkeley, CA: Inkworks Press, 2007. ISBN 9780930712-01-3. 152 pp.; ~410 color illus.; ~37 pp. illustrated text. "A book of political posters from the San Francisco Bay Area: 1974-2007." Poster intro. essay by C. Wells; politically-themed intro. essays by C. Anthony, D. Bacon, A. Davis, C. Duran, J. Humes,, Y. Lee, A. Mittal, S. Robb, & V. Whang. Including c. 55% of the shop's cumulative production through 1999, and token coverage later, the book is unique in illustrating the ordinary work of a general printshop in its locale -- and in presenting the largest collection of modern U.S. designs published to date. [Press-ready in 2000, the slightly-enlarged work was finally printed in 2007.] Handsomely illustrated and produced, throughout, it includes straightforward, useful, relatively-superficial information about the press, functionally and politically. The political essays vary widely in nature and quality; the one by Whang & Duran situates posters usefully in context of progressive culture. [MR]
Jacobs, Kerrie & Steven Heller: Angry Graphics: Protest Posters of the Reagan/Bush Era. Layton (UT): Gibbs (Peregrine) Smith Books, 1992. 92 pp., 23 b/w + 64 color illus.
Joy, Diane: No War On Iraq! –The Passions of the Peace Protesters in Their Signs. Oakland, CA: Regent Press, 2004. ISBN 1-58790-073-4. ii + 139 pp., 126 color ills. Photographs illustrating unique picket signs in situ (117 solely textual, 47 with emblems and/or images) from three anti-war demonstrations in S.F., preceding the Iraq War. Visible incidentally are 18 of the ~75 printed posters (multiples) observed at these demonstrations. The focus on individual expression undercuts the value of showing both types together in context. No individually-printed computer graphics are visible, although these (and other contemporary) demonstrations were the first in which they figured prominently. [MR]
Kramer, Margia. “Concrete Crisis: Urban Images of the ‘80s, An Exhibition of Street/Gallery Posters Sponsored by PADD in association with Exit Art.” Special 46 page illustrated supplement to Upfront Nos.12/13, Winter 1986-87.
Kunzle, David: L'Era di Johnson: Manifesti della gioventu studentesca e pacifista americana. Milano; La Pietra, 1968. 68 pp., 97 b/w + 1 color ill.; 12 pp. text + extensive caption commentary. (Precursor to later catalogues.)
Kunzle, David: American Posters of Protest 1966-70. N.Y.; New School Art Center, 1971. Exhibition catalogue: foreword by Paul Mocsany. 81 pp., b/w illus.; 216 posters listed.
Kunzle, David: Posters of Protest: The Posters of Political Satire in the U.S., 1966-70. Santa Barbara, CA: Regents of the University of California/Triple R Press, 1971. 160 pp., 236 b/w illus. inc. 189 U.S. posters. Unique, valuable reference to work of this period, w/ extensive, lucid commentary.
Lippard, Lucy: A Different War: Vietnam in Art. Seattle, WA: Whatcom Museum of History and Art & The Real Comet Press, 1990. 131 pp., 88 color ills. inc. 4 posters. Intimate, intelligent perspective on art-world involvement,. Poster discussion small but important, mainly pp. 26-29, 32, 35. [MR]
Local 1734 Art Collective: Collective Visions: National Poster Art. Wash., D.C.: Local 1743 Art Gallery, c. 1980. 19 pp.(xerox); 8 muddy b/w illus. Exhibit catalogue, 6/19-9/7/80? 1 p. intro + brief self-descriptions by 17 U.S. & 1 U.K. poster workshops, mainly serigraphic, all but one collective, all active. With the '83 catalogue, key documents reflecting the (evolving) national landscape of workshops then, & 2 of its major shows. [MR]
Local 1734 Art Collective: National Poster Art: Images of Our Time. Wash., D.C.: Local 1743 Art Gallery, 1983. 17 pp.(xerox); 18 muddy b/w illus. Exhibit catalogue, 12/9/82-1/31/83. No intro; brief self-descriptions of 6 group & 7 individual poster-makers, 3 other agencies, currently active. (See above.)
MacPhee, Josh: Stencil Pirates. Brooklyn, N.Y.; Soft Skull Press, 2004. ISBN 1-932360-15-8. 192 pp., ~29 pp. text, ~670 b/w + ~270 color ills., 12 stencils. Compact, richly-illustrated, international survey of recent and contemporary stencil art and activity in public venues. Though hardly comprehensive, its wealths of illustration ground MacPhee’s intelligent discussion of technical, artistic, and political dimensions of this activity, serving also as an introduction to actual practice. While scant reference is made explicitly to posters, multiples printed on environmental substrates are deeply cognate, and MacPhee’s work offers grounds for exploring their relationship. [MR]
Miller, J. Wesley: “Madison: Poster Country.” Bugle American 7:15, 4/23/76,; Madison, WI; pp. 16-21, 12 b/w ills. Usefully-detailed review of local postermaking 1967-75 by gatherer of “the largest collection of posters in the U.S.,” being then donated to WI State Historical Society.
Millie, Elena G.: “College Poster Art.” Art Journal, Spring 1984, V.44 No.1. 4 pp., 9 b/w ills.
Minkler, Doug, ed.: Screen Printing & Propaganda. Course Reader for a course at New College of California School of Humanities, undated. 66 pg.
Muller, Mary Lee: Imagery of Dissent: Protest Art from the 1930s and 1960s. Madison, WI; Univ. of Wisconsin Press (&Elvehjem Museum of Art), 1989. ISBN: 0932900208. 56 pp.; 6 pp. text + 89 b/w ills. Brief text is useful in contrasting analytic perspectives underlying graphic portrayals of movements in these eras. 33 images from Dissent & New Masses 1929-35 portray progressive & reactionary forces in simplistic coherence; 56 from underground papers 1967-71 demonstrate near-incoherence in illustrating radically changed analyses. (No posters per se, only some underground covers and centerfolds.) [MR]
[National Lampoon staff:] National Lampoon Art Poster Book. N.Y.: Harmony Books, 1975. 1 p. intro. + 26 oversized color plates, 24 detachable. Satirical work; half of the designs involve political themes of the time.
Newsweek, V. 70, No. 10, Feb 1972. N.Y.C.: "Art News: Posters of Protest." Hess, Thomas B., ed., Illus.by John Chamberlain; Edwin Ruda; Louisa. Matthiasdottir; William Harnett; Henry Moore; Tanomura Chikuden.
Pearson, John: Silkscreen: The Poster Project. Oberlin, OH: Oberlin College, 2000. 5 pp. text, 102 color ills. of posters + 4 b/w ills of process. Handsome catalogue documenting exhibition at Oberlin, celebrating 1973-1999 silkscreen workshop directed by Pearson. Graceful, personal accouhnt, sketching developments over this era. ~14 political posters. [MR]
Rossman, Michael: Speak: You Have the Tools! Social Serigraphy in the [S.F.] Bay Area, 1966-86. Santa Clara, CA: de Saisset Museum, 1987. 4 oversized pp.; 2 pp. text, 6 b/w illus. Exhibition catalogue. Extensive essay on the development of the social serigraphy movement and the dynasties of Bay Area workshops, w/ list of 61 designs.
Schmidt-Brummer, Horst: Street Art: Offentliche Wandmalereien In Den USA. Berlin: Amerika Haus, 1974. 68 photographs of Berkeley street art in color and b/w, inc. some posters..
Schultz, Reinhard & Kai Reschke: Frieden und Umwelt: Politisch Plakatjunst aus den USA. Bonn; Initiative fur Frieden, 1988. Exhibition catalogue. 36 pp., 2 pp. text + 40 b/w illus.
Shikes, Ralph E. “Political Posters: A Capsule History,” Art & Artists #7, Feb/Mar 1988, p. 20-21.
Smithsonian Institution: Images of an Era: the American Poster 1945-75. Washington, DC: National Collection of Fine Arts, 1975. 20 pp. text + 257 color plates. Exhibition catalogue; intro by John Garrigan, essays by Margaret Cogswell, Milton Glaser, Dore Ashton, & Alan Gowan. Inc. >90 post-1965 political designs + c. 25 countercultural. Though such work was constrained by entrance through "artistic" portals, its predominance here remains a remarkable testament to the innovative social force of posters in the '65-'75 era, hardly explored in the accompanying texts. Despite the high rank and prominence of this tribute, no selection as large of domestic political designs was published during the next quarter-century (save incidentally within Grushkin's Rock Art, and in Germany in Foner & Schultz's labor study) -- a testament as striking to other social and cultural forces. [MR]
Stryker, Susan & Jim Van Buskirk: Gay by the Bay: A History of Queer Culture in the San Francisco Bay Area. San Francisco; Chronicle Books, 1996. .) ISBN 0-8118-1187-5. ix+165 pp., ~300 color & b/w ills., inc 34 G/L + 10 AIDS posters (all >1966, though book's scope is ~1920-1995.)
Tobias, Andrew: Kids Say Don't Smoke: Posters From the Smoke-Free Ad Contest. N.Y.: Workman Publishing, 1991. 96 pp. 45 color ills. of posters, selected from 100,000 submitted from N.Y. City schools; with intro & facing anti-smoking texts by Andrew Tobias. Though not produced as multiples (save in this edition!), the designs are a touching and in some regards impressive tribute to youthful sensibilities of the medium, and to its utility in meliorative pedagogy. [MR]
Wells, Carol A.: Los Angeles: At the Center & On the Edge (Thirty Years of Protest Posters.) Santa Monica, CA: Smart Art Press, 1997. 47 pp.; 6 b/w + 20 color illus. Exhibition catalogue. 36 small pp. text: deeply informed commentary, plus notes about 16 poster workshops. [See Nelson, C., et al: Blood, Sweat, & Tears in International section.]
Wye, Deborah: Commited to Print. N.Y.: Museum of Modern Art, 1988. 118 pp., c. 100 pp text + 164 (133?) b/w illus., inc. c. 20 (55?) posters. Social, cultural and political themes in recent American printed art. Major bibliography.
Bridge: Asian-American Perspectives, V. 8 No. 1, Summer/Fall 1982. N.Y.C. "Poster Nostalgia: Ten Years of Asian American Poster Art," intro. by C.N. Lee. 1 pp. text, 62 color + 25 b/w illus. Though the images are small (<2"x3") and the printing muddy, this superb little portfolio -- centered on the major serigraphic workshops in S.F., L.A., N.Y. -- remains (as of 11/03) the largest published collection of Asian-American political work from that era, or since so far as I know. [MR]
Colborn, Bolton, Margarita Nieto, Susan M. Anderson: Across the Street: Self-Help Graphics and Chicano Art in Los Angeles. Laguna Beach, CA: Laguna Art Museum, 1995. 64 pp., 75 color ills. No posters per se, though several postermakers are included. Magnificent portfolio of serigraphic prints; fine essay by Margarita Nieta contexting emergence of modern Chicano art in California. [MR]
De Alba, Alicia Gaspar, et al: Inside/Outside the Master's House: Cultural Politics and the CARA Exhibition. Austin, TX: Univ. of Texas Press, 1998. 308 pp., 58 b/w + 21 color illus. "A study of [how] the CARA exhibition reflected cultural/sexual politics of the Chicano/a art movement & culture generally."
Gibbs, P. J.: Black Collectibles: Sold in America. Paducah, KY: Collector Books, 1987. 295 pp., c. 700 illus. in muddy color, inc. 53 U.S. posters 1964-78 from the AOUON Archive. (As of 11/03, still the largest published group of Black posters known to me.) [MR] [CGL, Box 158472, Nashville TN 37215 -- outdated.]
Goldman, Shifra M.: “A Public Voice: Fifteen Years of Chicano Posters.” Art Journal, Spring 1984, V.44 No.1. 8 pp., 8 b/w ills. Thoughtful historical survey, w/ internal focus on major workshops (LRGC, RCAF/CAC, MAC, Self-Help Graphics) and artists (R. Garcia, M. Montoya, R. Maradiaga, C. Cortez, A.M. Pena Jr.) [MR]
Kisch, John & Mapp, E . A Separate Cinema: Fifty Years of Black-Cast Posters. N.Y.: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1992. 168 pp.; >200 color illus. "A visual history of the "race movies" from 1915 to 1965 told through the posters that advertised the films."
[La Raza Silkscreen Center:] Images of a Community: An Exhibit of Silkscreen Posters and Graphic Works from 1971 to 1979. S.F.: Galeria de la Raza, 1979. Exhibition catalogue. Intro. by R. Garcia, statement by LRGC; [other data?]
Lockpez, Inverna, et. al.: Chicano Expressions: A New View in American Art. Intar Latin American Gallery, 1986. 48 pp.; 35 b/w + 9 color illus. Exhibition catalogue. Curatorial essays by Lockpez, T.I. Fausto, J. Baca, K. Turner on four Chicano art media; inc. 5 b/w +1 color posters.
Louiew, Steve & Omatsu, Glen (eds.): Asian Americans: The Movement and the Moment.. Los Angeles: UCLA Asian American Studies Press, 2001. ISBN 0934052344/352. 350 pp., 433 b/w ills. Rich compendium of testaments and perspectives on domestic A-A activism 1965-85, providing unique (?) political/social/cultural context of A-A posterwork, including brief autobiog notes by N. Hom. Posters are integrated seamlessly with other graphics and photographs, offering unusually direct testament to their original role and context in visual culture (even to the detail of including 25% from other streams of activism.) [MR]
McKenna, Teresa & Del Castillo, R.C. et. al. (eds),: Art: Resistance and Affirmation, 1965-1985. L.A.: Wright Art Gallery, UCLA, 1990. [Also Univ. Arizona 1991, 1994.] 373 pp., 46 color + 128 b/w illus. Exhibition catalogue.
Montoya, Malaquias & Lezlie Salkowitz-Montoya, “A Critical Perspective on the State of Chicano Art,” Metamorfosis, V. 3, No.1,Spring/Summer 1980, 3-10. See also Goldman, Shifra M.: “Response: Another Opinion On the State of Chicano Art,” Metamorfosis,V. III No.II, V. IV No.1, 1980/1981, 2-7.
Noriega, Chon A., ed.: Just Another Poster? Chicano Graphic Arts in California. University Art Museum, U. California at Santa Barbara, dist. University of Washington Press, Seattle, 2001. 218 pp., 57 color + 60 b/w +102 b/w thumbnails. Exhibition catalogue.Spanish/English text; essays: Chon A. Noriega, “ Postmodernism, Or Why This is Just Another Poster;” Jose Montoya, “The Anatomy of an RCAF Poster;” George Lipsitz, “ Not Just Another Social Movement;” Tere Romo, “Points of Convergence: The Iconography of the Chicano Poster;” Holly Barnet-Sanchez, “ Where are the Chicana Printmakers? Presence and Absence in the Work of Chicana Artists of the Movimiento;” Rafael Perez-Torres, “ Remapping Chicano Expressive Culture;” Carol A. Wells, “ La Lucha Sigue: From East Los Angeles to the Middle East.”. Richly instructive, the best discussion to date of its fertile subject. [MR]
[Broadman & Holman, pubs:] African Americans in U.S. History Teaching Posters. Broadman & Holman, 1997 ISBN: 0805400605. 12 posters w/ bio info, inc. MLK Jr., R.Parks, M. Anderson, F. Douglas, B. Mays, H. Tubman, M. Jackson, S. Truth, T. Marshall, F. L. Hamer, G. W. Carver, R. Allen.
[Beddard, Phil, ed.: highflyers: clubravepartyart. London; Booth-Clibborn, 1995] See U.K. entry review for texts relevant to U.S. work, and contrast with Jordan: Searching….
Belsito, Peter & Bob Davis & Marian Kester: Street Art: The Punk Poster in San Francisco 1977-1981. San Francisco: Last Gasp, 1981. 128 pp., 27 pp. text and 141 b/w illus. (22 political posters, many others w/ political imagery.)
Bisbort, Alan: The White Rabbit and Other Delights: East Totem West, a Hippie Company, 1967-1969. Pomegranate Artbooks, 1996. c. 40 posters illus. in color.
Burleigh, Victor: Great Rock and Roll Street Art. Atglen, PA; Schiffer Publishing, 2004. ISBN: 0764320998. 288 pp; 744 b/w and color ills.. A good representation of punk posters 1977-1989, S.F.-centered. Trivial intro., no text; decent band and club indices. Quarter-page and larger ills.; though nearly half are in (soft) color, only a dozen are polychrome and the colors of the rest appear arbitrary. [MR]
Chantry, Art: Instant Litter: Concert Posters From Seattle Punk Culture. Real Comet, 1985. 111 pp., 125+ b/w posters, essay. Covers 1976-1984 era.
Clarke, Ross: The Doors; Dance on Fire. Castle, 1993. 220 pp., hundreds of photos, posters, etc.; "massive comprehensive history."
Drate, Spencer: Swag: Rock Posters of the ‘90s. N.Y,; Harry N. Abrahms, 2003. ISBN 081099115-2 . 160 pp., 307 color ills. 6 pp. foreword by Art Chantry; small portfolios of work from 53 artists/groups, w/ v. brief intros to each. Somewhat mistitled - actual era-distribution 31/174/103 1990-94/95-99/00-03. Basically post-punk work, no b/w.; v. little rave work included. ~53 w/ political imagery but v. few with political relevance. [MR]
Farren, Mick: Get On Down: A Decade of Rock and Roll Posters. London; Big O Publishing, 1997. (First published 1976.) 5 pp. text, 66 oversized detachable + 39 smaller color plates.
Grushkin, Paul D.: The Art of Rock: Posters from Presley to Punk. N.Y.: Abbeville Press, 1987. 516 pp., >100 large pp. text, 153 b/w + 1527 color ills. Sumptuous, over-sized bible of the genre. Includes ~230 posters for political causes and benefits and/or with political imagery – over 25% of the early (1965-70) work illustrated, though its political character is only scantily considered. By 2001, this sub-collection, though not intended as such, still ranked with Kunzle  and Yanker  as the principal published references to political work of this era – supplementing each other usefully, albeit incompletely. [MR]
Grushkin, Paul and Dennis King.: Art of Modern Rock: The Poster Explosion. S.F.: Chronicle Books, 2004. ISBN 0-8118-4529-X. 492 pp., >1500 color ills., ~40 cumulative large pp. text. Again, over-sized and sumptuous, attempting to survey vibrant national artistic movement. Though discussing developments from mid-1980s on, nearly all illustrated work is from 1995-2004. Largely artist-focused; includes much testimony from artists on careers, intents, processes. Notable in this context (esp. compared to prior bible) for paucity of politically-oriented work, and denaturing of political imagery. [MR]
Jordan, Joel T., et. al.: Searching for the Perfect Beat: Flyer Designs of the American Rave Scene. NY: Watson-Guptil, 2000. ISBN: 0823047512. 160 pp., 350 color ills. Minimal (4 pp.) though somewhat useful text. Selection is so biased to the largest forms that typical rave cards are nearly absent; includes virtually nothing from '88-'91. Though loosely chronological, geography, imagery & designers are randomized, disabling systematic study. [MR]
King, Eric: A Collector's Guide to the Numbered Dance Posters Created for Bill Graham and the Family Dog, 1966-73. Berkeley; Savah Press, 1980. 120 pp., no illus. Differentiates orders and editions of posters, handbills, postcards.
King, Eric: The Collector's Guide to Psychedelic Rock Concert Posters, Postcards, and Handbills, 1965-1973, Vol. I. Berkeley; Savah Press, 1996. 455 pp., extensive text & clssificatory data, 813 b/w illus. Covers Russ Gibbs/Grande and Neon Rose ephemera in addition to corrected & augmented coverage of first edition.
Lemke, Gayle & Jacaeber Kastor, ed.: The Art of the Fillmore: The Poster Series, 1966-1971. Petaluma, CA: Acid Test Productions, 1997. 240 pp.
Medeiros. Walter Patrick: San Francisco Rock Concert Posters: Imagery and Meaning. MA thesis in Art History, Univ. Calif. at Berkeley, 1972. 95 pp. text, 43 b/w illus., 4 pp. biblio.
Owen, Ted & Dickson, Denise: High Art: A History of the Psychedelic Poster. London; Sanctuary Publishing Ltd., 1999. 175 pp., ~220 colour illus. The introduction, by the British nominal authors, has much misinformation. Most valuable for the primary text, reprinting Walter Medeiros's excellent essays for 1976 S.F.MOMA exhibition, slightly supplemented, focussing on major West coast artists, w/ ~120 poster ills., few not in Art of Rock, nearly all pre-1970. An overview of the contemporaneous "British scene" offers ~60 posters, enabling some comparisons. A token text & portfolio of 20 posters from the 1990s introduces "the new Wave." [MR]
Salavetz, Judith w/ Drate, Spencer: Swag 2: Rock Posters of the '90s and Beyond. N.Y.; Harry N. Abrams, 2005. ISBN: 0810992353. 160 pp. Foreword by poster artists Nels Jacobson and Dirk Fowler. “images by 50 of the most important poster artists working today.“
[San Francisco Museum of Modern Art:] San Francisco Rock Poster Art. San Francisco; SFMOMA, 1976. 32 pp. Color & b/w ills. Exhibition catalogue. Densely instructive texts by Walter Medieros. [MR]
Tomlinson, Sally & Walter Medeiros High Societies: Psychedelic Rock Posters of Haight-Ashbury. San Diego, CA: San Diego Museum of Art, 2001. 89 pp,. 23 color plates & 111 color illus. + "numerous" b&w text illus. "Well researched and beautifully printed exhibition catalogue."
Turcotte, Bryan Ray & Miller, Christopher T.: Fucked Up + Photocopied: The Instant Art of the Punk Rock Movement. Corte Madera, CA; Gingko Press, 1999 [soft 2002] 240 pp., ~1000 color & b/w ills., inc ~720 flyers from U.S. punk scene 1977 -85, contexted by background images and 53 participant statements. A sumptuous & richly evocative treatment, illuminating the music scene as much as the art, its production, and its role. [MR]
Walker, Cummings G. (ed): The Great Poster Trip: Art Eureka. Palo Alto, CA: Coyne and Blanchard, 1968. 77 pp., 210 b/w illus. Negligible text. Early S.F. rock-poster orbit.
Conal, Robbie: Art Attack: The Midnight Politics of a Guerrilla Artist. N.Y: Harper-Collins, 1992. 63 pp.; 37 pp. text, 121 color illus. inc. 31 posters. Valuable text.
Conal, Robbie: Art Burn. N.Y.: RDV Books/Akashic Books, 2003. 77 pp., large format. Preface H. Zinn, intros S. Heller & Bill Smith; 3 pp. general notes by Conal. Includes 32 poster-pages from Conal's "Artburn" series in the L.A. Weekly '97-'03, with facing text-pages mainly skewering these public figures; plus 7 covers. A few were made into separate posters; ~10 other posters from early '00s are included. Notable as rare production of editorial cartooning in poster form (cf. work of E. Douglas for Black Panthers, 30 years previously), in Conal's customary visually-raucous style. [MR]
[Conal] Von Blum, Paul: “The Public Art of Robbie Conal,” Z Magazine, November 1988, p. 79-82.
Cobb, Ron: "Mah Fellow Americans": Editorial Cartoons for the Underground Press Syndicate. Sawyer Press, 1968. 28 full-page b/w cartoons. (Some appeared as centerfold posters in underground papers.)
[Correll] Cushing, Lincoln, “Senior Progressive Printmaker,” Community Murals Magazine, Winter 1984, 19-20. Re Richard Correll.
Davis, Paul: Paul Davis: Posters & Paintings. N.Y.: E.P. Dutton, 1977. 4 pp. text + 29 oversized detachable color plates (9 political.)
[Douglas] Fax, Elton C.: Black Artists of the New Generation. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1977.  + 370 p. + 16 plates with 40 halftone ills. Fwd by Romare Bearden. "Biographical profiles of 20 contemporary African-American artists [inc.] Emory Douglas."
[Garcia, R.] Rupert Garcia: Prints and Posters 1967-1990. San Francisco, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1990. (Dist. by Northeastern Univ. Press, 1990.) ISBN 0-88401-069-4. 64 pp. Catalogue raisonne w/ 104 small color ills.; larger color plates of 31 posters + 4 b/w ills. ~20 pp bilingual text, w/ 2 small intros. & major essay by Lucy Lippard re influences on & character of RG's work; + 2 pp. artist data, 3 pp. biblio.
[Garcia, R.] Rupert Garcia. San Francisco: Harcourts Gallery, 1985. ISBN: 0941576094. 15 color ills. Inro. Peter Selz.
[Garcia, R.] Art of Rupert Garcia: A Survey Exhibition. S.F.; Chronicle Books, 1986. ISBN 0877014175 (??) 95 pp., 55 color ills. Catalogue of Mexican Museum exhibition. Foreword by David J. de la Torre; inc. biographical chronology and bibliography, essay by Ramon Favela.
[Garcia, R.] Toward Revolutionary Art, V. 2 no. 2, 1975. S.F. Inc. brief artist's statement and 7 color & b/w full-page ills., plus color cover.
Goines, David: David Lance Goines: Posters 1970-1994. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 1994. 120 pp., 108 color plates (inc. 6 political designs.)
Goines, David: David Goines: Posters. Natick, MA: Alphabet Press, 1985. 116 color plates.
[Gorman] Hurst, Tricia: R.C. Gorman: The Posters. Flagstaff, AZ: Northland Press, 1981..
Guerrilla Girls: Confessions of the Guerrilla Girls. N.Y.: HarperCollins, 1995. ISBN 0060950889. 98 pp., c. 100 color & b/w ills. 5 pp. intro by Whitney Chadwick; 20 pp. collective interview by GGs. C. 40 posters, almost all b/w & exclusively textual. Documenting perhaps the most sharply-focused efficacious poster project in domestic popular culture. [MR]
Haring, Keith: Art in Transit: Subway Drawings by Keith Haring. New York; Harmony Books 1984. Color plates. [other data?]
[Haring] Gundel, Marc: Keith Haring: Short Messages. Munich, London; Prestel Verlag, 2002. ISBN 3-7913-2980-1. 96 pp. inc. 18 pp. text, 84 color + 16 b&w ills. Catalogue raisonne by Claus von der Ostenustrations;. Exhibition catalogue. Of his 85 posters (1982-89), 17-21 were political, depending on how one counts – plus all his self-exhibition posters, implicitly. Gundel's text is useful. [MR] Bilingual English/German.
[Hidy] Lance Hidy's Posters -- Designs Personal and Public. Natick, MA; Alphabet Press, 1983. Exhibition catalogue w/ essay by Alan Fern. 64 pp., b/w and color illus.
[Kahalo] Carter, Angela: Images of Frida Kahlo. Redstone, 1989. Boxed booklet by Carter with postcards and posters folded into a box with illus labels. Vivid, intelligent documentation of Kahalo's works and workings.
Kaiper, Bruce: Toward Revolutionary Art, V. 2 no. 2, 1975. S.F. Inc. brief artist's statement and 7 b/w full-page ills.
Kent, Corita: Sister Corita. Boston; Pilgrim Press, 1968. Boxed portfolio w/ book & prints. 20 pp. texts by Corita, Harvey Cox & Samuel Eisenstein; 297 b/w plates for 1952-67 catalogue + 21 misc. b/w illus; plus c. 40 detached oversize color plates.
Kozik, Frank: Man's Ruin: The Posters and Art of Frank Kozik. San Francisco: Last Gasp, 1995. 98 pp. ~40 b/w posters & 202 + 19 other multiples + 15 originals in color, 5 pp.text. Preface by C. McCormick, intro. by P. Grushkin, 3 pp. text by Kozik, none very informative. Good survey of K's work '82-'94 showing early b/w punk roots; scanty text and v. scanty running commentary. Kozik's vivid concert serigraphy recycles very little political imagery, which is apolitically applied even in punk work. [MR]
Kozick, Frank: An Ode to Joy. S.F.; Last Gasp, 1999. 116 pp. 2 pp. negligible intros, ~119 poster + ~52 album cover colored ills. Work since previous book.
Max, Peter: Peter Max Poster Book. N.Y.; Crown, 1970. [other data?]
Max, Peter: Superposter Book. N.Y.: Crown Publishers, 1971. 1 p. text, 17 detachable oversized + 28 smaller color plates. Commercial countercultural designs.
[Minkler] Thompson, Ruthe, “Doug Minkler: Combining Art and Ideology.” Screen Print Magazine, July 1991, p. 93-95.
[Montoya, M.] Zirker, Joseph: Malaquias Montoya. Catalogue of 1997 Adeline Kent Award exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute, June 5-July 13, 1997. 28 pp; color and b/w ills..
[Montoya, M.] Malaquias Montoya and the Chicano Poster. Announcement of exhibit at La Raza Graphics Center in San Francisco, July 6 to August 15, 1989, with brief statements by the artist, Ramon Favela, Linda Lucero.
[Montoya, M.] Elliott, Vicky, “Portrait Of an Artist With a Mission,” San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle, Sunday, July 6, 1997
[Rauschenberg] Gundel, Marc: Rauschenberg Posters; U.S.; Prestel, 2001. ISBN 3791324934. 96 pp; "inc. 60 out of a total of 140 posters made by pop artist Rauschenberg since 1963," inc. ~7 overtly political. [RW]
Ray, Violet: Advertising the Contradictions. Berkeley: Violet Ray, 1984. 34 pp. inc. 2 pp. text, 30 color plates. Remarkable photo-collage designs relating American economic culture to the Vietnam war and other atrocities. [MR] (Exhibition catalogue?)
[Sances] Jos Sances: The Republican Years. Exhibition catalogue. Berkeley; self-published, 1990. 24 pp. w/ 10 pp. texts by Sances, Robbin Henderson, and Tim Drescher. 20 b/w + 1 wraparound color illus. inc. 18 posters.
[Sances] Welsh, Clarissa: “Jos Sances at D. King Gallery.” Artweek, July 1997, V. 28, Number 7. A brief review with two illustrations.
[Shahn] Pohl, Frances K.: Ben Shahn. San Francisco; Pomegranate Artbooks, 1993. 168 pp., color illus., biblio.index, Summarizes Shahn's career.
[Shahn] Prescott, Kenneth W.: Prints and Posters of Ben Shahn. N.Y.: Dover Publications (reprint.). 1982. ISBN: 0486242889 128 pp., 70 b/w + 32 color illus., 1932-69.
[Smith, Winston:] The Satirical and Surreal Montage Art of Winston Smith, Volume One. Ukiah, CA; Fallout Productions, 1988. Collages by a master of punk culture.
[Smith, Winston:] Act Like Nothing's Wrong: The Montage Art of Winston Smith. San Francisco; Last Gasp, 1994. ISBN: 086719345X. Foreword by Dirk Dirksen. 96 pp.
[Smith, Winston:] Artcrime: The Montage Art of Winston Smith, Vol. 2. San Francisco; Last Gasp, 1998. 96 pages. Color & b/w ills. Intro by Jello Biafra. ISBN: 0867194405
[Templeton] The Art of/El Arte de Rini Templeton. (Fwd. by John Nichols.) Seattlle/C. Mexico: Real Comet Press/ Centro de Documentacion Grafica Rini Templeton, 1988. 262 pp., c. 700 b/w illus. Bilingual text by colleagues & friends in U.S. & Mexico. A generous memorial, offering RT's portfolio -- mainly from 1974-86, for Hispanic causes & ephemeral publications -- for further use. Though few (<6?) posters as such are included, her generic images were widely recycled even before her death; their use in others' poster designs may have been further stimultated by this sourcebook. [MR]
[Ungerer] Rennart, Jack (ed.): The Poster Art Of Tomi Ungerer. N.Y.: Darien House Inc., 1971. (Reprinted by N.Y.: Dover Pubs, 1973.) 208pp., 324 b/w + 120 color illus. Though only a minor fraction of his output was political, the few (c. 10) designs here represent one apogee of U.S. anti-war poster-work. [MR]
Ungerer, Tomi: Tomi Ungerer. Paris/Germany: Musee Des Arts Decoratifs/Argos Press., 1981. Trilingual text. Oversize exhibition catalogue w/ >400 illus., most color.
Ungerer, Tomi: Tomi Ungerer. Carte Segretz, Italy, 1991. Exhibition catalogue, 112 pp.,
Barley, N. (et. al.?): Visual strategies against AIDS. Baden; Felix Studinka/Lars Mueller, 2002.
Davidson, Steef: The Art of Protest: Posters 1965-1975. Haarlem; In de Knipscheer. 1981. 112 pp., 99 color + 98 b/w ills. Brief preface by Diane DiPrima; terminal statement from Paddington Printshop; quirky, meaty intro by Davidson tracing influence of Dutch avant guarde artists & Situationists on activism emergent from 1957 on. "My purpose is to arrange the posters [so] that a unique process of consciousness development freeze-framed in these images can .. be conveyed." Indifferently successful. 58 U.S. designs (23 from UC/B May '70 workshop); 42 French (almost all '68); 26 Netherlands, 22 U.K., 11 W. Germany; 12 other countries; inc. 17 designs '76-'81. In Dutch/English. [MR]
Downing, John: Radical Media: Rebellious Communication and Social Movements. Thousand Oaks, CA; Sage Publications, 2001.
Finkova, Dagmar & Petrova, Sylva: The Militant Poster: 1936-1985. Prague; : International Organization of Journalists, 1986." 143 Seiten… Mit 224 farbigen Wiedergaben der Plakate." International scope.
Foner, Philiip S.: May Day -- A Short History 1886-1986. New York: International Publishers, 1986. 184 pp., many photos and posters.
Gourevitch, Jean-Paul: L'Imagerie Politique. Paris; Flammarion, 1980. 93 pp., 16 large pp. text, 100 b/w + 17 color illus., inc. 3 U.S. designs.
Helfand, William H: To Your Health: An Exhibition of Posters for Contemporary Public Health Issues. Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine, 1990. 30 pp., 10 small b/w illus. Exhibit catalogue. Brief, intelligent text relates pre-1950 work, via annotated checklist, to modern in social perspectives. Listing of 76 exhibited posters includes brief notes. 35 are recent U.S., inc. 22 at least mildly political, mainly re AIDS and women's issues. [MR]
Helmken, Charles M., ed.: Images for Survival. Washington, D.C.: The Shoshin Society, 1985. 5 pp. biligual text, 128 U.S. + 87 Japanese color plates. (All sponsored by the Society?)
Italiani, Giulio Cesare: Per la Rivoluzione per la Patria per la Famiglia e per le Donne. 100 Anni di Manifesti Politici nell Mondo. Venice; Marsilio Editori, 1978. 119 pp. Colou & b/w ills. In Italian.
Mann, James, ed.: Peace Signs: The Anti-War Movement Illustrated. Zurich: Edition Olms Zurich, 2004. 208 pp., 204 color ills. Foreword by Howard Zinn, short historical intro. by Nicolas Lampert., 7 brief section intros by Mann. 7 historical posters, 9 website images,, and 188 posters from the (second) Iraq War, apparently all from 2003 – 80 from USA, 26 from the U.K., the rest from 21 other nations, largely from the massive world-wide protest preceeding the war. Probably the first poster book to include many web-distributed graphics, and the first (other than rave-related) to include a majority of computer-designed graphics; but includes a satisfyingly-wide range of graphic styles and (apparently) media. The brief texts are mildly instructive. English/German/French. [MR]
Margadant, Bruno: Hoffnung und Widerstand: Das 20. Jahrhundert im Plakat der internationalen Arbeiter- und Friedensbewegung. (The 20th Century Witnessed through the Poster of the Internationalist Working Class and Peace Movement.) Zurich: Verlag Hans-Rudolf Lutz und Museum fur Gestaltulng Zurich, 1998. 307 pp., 526 larger + 107 thumbnail color illus. (c. 44% post-1960, inc. 18+3 U.S.); 8 pp. text intro & generous subject-oriented caption quotes from many sources. An extensive, visual survey-essay, handsome & coherent, organized in many small thematic clusters. In terms of modern U.S. movements and poster-work, its political and artistic perspectives seem as narrow and classic as consistent; in global terms, it demonstrates the hegemonic influence of Old Left imagery in modern progressive poster-work, at least in the domains covered (e.g., only one image refers to ecological/environmental concerns.) [MR]
Martin, Susan: Decade of Protest: Political Posters From the United States, Vietnam, Cuba, 1965-1975. Santa Monica, CA; Track 16 Gallery/Smart Art Press, 1996. ISBN: 0964642646. 112 pp., b/w + color illus. of Vietnam War posters w/ text about social climate of era . Exhibition catalogue. Foreword By Tom Patchett. Essays by Carol Wells, Carlo McCormick, Professor Nguyen Ngoc Dung & David Kunzle.
McQuiston, Liz & Germaine Greer: Suffragettes to She-Devils: Women's Liberation and Beyond. London: Phaidon Press, 1997. 240 pp., > 700 color illus. with c. 250 posters inc.c. 50 post-1960 U.S. Lavishly illustrated; dense, wide-ranging, instructive text.
McQuiston, Liz: Graphic Agitation: Social and Political Graphics Since the Sixties. London: Phaidon Press, 1993. 240 pp., c. 130 b/w + 600 color illus. Lavishly illustrated; dense, wide-ranging, instructive text. Inc. c. 90 U.S. posters.
Nelson, Cary & Carol Wells & Trisha Ziff: Blood, Sweat & Tears: Political Art from Northern Ireland, the Spanish Civil War, & the Streets of Los Angeles. L.A.; Smart Art Press, June 1997. 112 pp. [other data?] Exhibition catalogue. See Wells, C.: Los Angeles... in U.S.A.-- Misc.
Philippe, Robert. Political Graphics: Art As a Weapon. New York: Abbeville Press, 1982. Gorgeously illustrated, with bios of 50 artists. [other data?]
Rickards, Maurice: Posters of Protest and Revolution. N.Y.: Walker and Co, 1970. 22 pp. text, 212 b/w + 16 color illus. Historical survey, inc. 12 U.S. + 75 other post-1960 designs.
Robert-Sterkendries, Maureen: Posters of Health. Brussels 1996. 386 color illus., medical and pharmaceutical themes. Naive text; valuable mainly as international graphic reference for period. Includes c. 30 U.S. posters 1965-72.
Sarfis, Thierry, ed.: L'eau pour l'humanite - Water for humankind. Paris, Galerie Anatome, 1999. 120 pp, 94 color illus. Catalogue of international poster competition. French/English. <http://www.eauhumanite.com>
Schultz, Reinhard: Kunst & Kreig, 1939-1989. Berlin: Neue Gesellschaft fur Bildende Kunst, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 1990. 160 pp., c. 270 b/w + 49 color illus. Exhibit catalogue. Inc. 36 b/w + 6 color U.S. posters, mainly feminist and Vietnam War, from sub-exhibits curated by C. Wells and M. Rossman, with their related essays. (And D. Kunzle's illustrated essay on Cuban OSPAAAL posters.)
Timmers, Margaret (ed.). The Power of the Poster. London: V&A Publications, 1998. ISBN 1-85177-2413. 252 pp., 247 color ills. inc. 216 posters (9 USA poliical). General survey with much text, illustrations predominantly from U.K. 70 pp. on "Protest and Propaganda," inc. two intelligent essays. [MR]
Westphal, Regelindis. Die Frau Im Politischen Plakat (Woman in Political Posters). Berlin; Frohlich & Kaufmann, 1979. 143 pp., b/w ills. German.
Yanker, Gary: Prop Art. N.Y.: Darien House, 1972. 28 large pp. text, 1046 b/w + 50 color illus., all posters. Inc. 274 b/w + 13 color post-1964 progressive U.S. posters. Depicts c. 25% of the Yanker Collection donated then to the Library of Congress. Despite its naive, vapid text on "propaganda," the biases of Yanker's collecting, the random selection and dull layout of images, and mediocre printing, it remains unique and invaluable as a reference -- for no larger collection of modern U.S. designs was published though 2003 (cf. Inkworks Press: Visions . . .), and none other than Kunzle's catalogues and Grushkin's Art of Rock -- each more specialized -- includes even one-quarter as many designs from this early period. [MR]
Austellung: Das politische Plakat der Welt. Essen; Deutsches Plakat Museum, 1973. Profusely illustrated w/ full page color plates. In English/German.
Cano, Caroline & Carriere-Chardon,Sarah: 40 Ans D'affiches pour la Liberte - Amnesty International. Paris; Le cherche midi editeur, 2001. ISBN 2-86274-905-2 128 pp., 120 color ills. Pposters for the 40th anniversary of Amnesty International, some by Folon, Topor, Cieslewicz, Miro, Picasso, Fukuda. In French.
Chaffee, Lyman G.: Political Protest and Street Art: Popular Tools for Democratization in Hispanic Countries (Contributions to the Study of Mass Media and Communications, No. 40) Westport, CN: Greenwood Press, 1993. ISBN: 0313288089 xv + 193 pp., 12 b/w ills. Densely-detailed cross-national study of uses of all forms of street art by collective and state interests in popular conflicts in Spain, the Basque country, Argentina, and Brazil, mainly during the 1980s. Conflating posters with murals, wallpaintings, graffiti, etc., Chaffee derives general characterizations of usage and principles of effectiveness. Distilled, these provide useful perspectives (and significant contrasts) on poster practices in U.S. [MR]
De Micheli, Mario: Manifesti rivoluzionale europa 1900-1940. Milan; Fratelli Fabbri Editore, 1973. 143 pp., 130 color & b/w ills.
Fernandez, Dominique: Posters Against Violence Worldwide. Edmonton: Quon Editions, 1995. 80 pp., c. 60 illus. Booklet on competition submissions and winner.
Helzel, Florence B. & Battat, Eileen: Witnesses to History: the Jewish Poster 1770-1985. Berkeley, CA; Judah L. Magnes Museum. 1989. 120 pp., 50 full-page b/w plates. Selection from the Judah L. Magnes Museum; inc. bibliography.
Klanten, R. et. al: Flyermania. Die Gestalten, Ullstein. Mascal. 1990. ISBN 3548362028 96 pp., unpaginated), ~238 color ills. Mostly European work, mainly German, 1994-97. Very intelligent intro.; cool and jazzy graphics, notably unlike U.S. work. English/German. [MR]
Klanten, R. & Peyerl, A. & Hollmann, M.: Flyermania. Die Gestalten Verlag, (also Art Books Intl Ltd), 1998. ISBN: 3931126153. 400 (95?) pp. European rave flyers. English/German.
Landsberger, Stefan: Paint it Red: Fifty Years of Propaganda Posters. Groningen, NL; Groninger Museum, 1998. ISBN 90-71691-42-X. Catalogue of exhibition of Chinese, Cuban, and Soviet posters. 80 pages, ~45 color ills. Dutch/English. <http://iisq.nl/exhibitions/chairman/index/html> "Excellent reproductions of Chinese posters, mostly from the 1970's, accompanied by a thorough 15 page review from the world's authority in the field." [RW]
Marks, Edward B.: For a Better World: Posters from the United Nations. Rohnert Park, CA: Pomegranate Communications, 2000. 159 pp.; c. 13 pp. text, 9 b/w + 162 color illus. General survey, weak on pre-1980 work.
Oberwager, Jerome: How to Print Posters (UNESCO) Periodicals Service Company ISBN: 0811513270
Paret, Peter & Beth Irwin Lewis & Paul Paret: Persuasive Images: Posters of War and Revolution from the Hoover Institution Archives. Princeton University Press, 1992. 233 pp., 317 color plates. Skimpy general text; inc. only 6 post-1945 images, none U.S.
Rickards, Maurice, ed.: Banned Posters. London; Evelyn, Adams & Mackay, 1969. ISBN: 2387891503. Abundantly illustrated in color & b/w.
Samling, Paul Lipschutz: Affischen som Vapen i Krig Och Fred. Stockholm; Armemusem, 1986. Exhibition catalogue. 79 pp., 27 pp. text by 5 commentators, 48 colored plates. Inc. 8 post-1959 designs, none U.S.
Taquin, C., ed.: Le livre des triennales de l'affiche politique, Mons de 1978 a 1998. Mons, Belgium; Edition du Centre Culturel de la Region de Mons, Grand'Place, 1999 (?) 176 pp., ~200 color ills Summary of the first 7 triennales, w/ repros of winning entries & other posters, 90 pp. texts by various authors, detailed statistics, & list of all participants, winners and jury members. In French. [RW]
UNESCO Through Its Posters. Paris: UNESCO, 1989.
Weill, Alai, ed.: L'engagement Politique et Social; 11e Rencontres Internationales des Arts Graphiques. Ville de Chaumont, France; Maison du Livre et de l'Affiche, 2000. ISBN 2-9511428-2-X .103 pp., ~150 color ills. Catalogue, w/ 19th cent. posters from the collection Dutailly, new theater posters from Gunter Rambow, covers from the South African magazine I-Jusi, French posters for city life, 13 of U.G. Sato's fax art posters against nuclear testing, political posters from Germany, & 91 selections from international poster competition. In French. [RW]
30 Posters on Environment and Development/30 Cartazes parao Meio Ambiente e Desenvolimento. Visual Celebration for the U.N. Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janiero..[other data?] 60 pp.
Bird, William & Rubenstein, Harry: Design for Victory: World War II Posters on the American Home Front. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1998. ISBN: 1568981406. 170 color + 20 b/w ills. Dense, instructive mini-essays on the social and graphic politics of this wartime domestic genre, clarifying the triumphs of commercial promotion and corporate-managerial reign over modern art and labor. [MR]
Borkan, Gary A.: World War I Posters. Atglen, PA,: Schiffer Publishing, 2002. ISBN: 0764315161. 240 pp, 460 color ills.
COFFEY, John: American Posters of World War I. Williamstown MA.; Williams College. 1978. 43 pp., 19 b/w ills. Exhibition catalogue.
Crawford, Anthony R., ed.: Posters of World War I and World War II in the George C. Marshall Reseach Foundation. Charlottesville: Univ. Press of VA, 1979. 128 pp., b/w illus.
Darracott, Joseph: The First World War in Posters. Ew York; Dover, 1974. 75 illus inc. 48 color from Imperial War Museum, London.
Darracott, Joseph & Belinda Loftus: First World War Posters. London. Imperial War Museum. 1981. 72 pp, Color & b/w ills.
De Michell,, Mario: Manifesti della seconda guerra mondiale. Milan. Fratelli Fabbri Editore. 1972. 143 pp. Italian. "Profusely illustrated in colour & monochrome." [RW]
Denscher, Bernhard: Gold Gab Ich Fur Eisen. Osterreichische Kriegsplakate 1914-1918. Wien-Munchen: Jugend und Volk, 1987. 144 pp. German. "Many plates in colour. A Study of Austrian poster art of WWI First World War." [RW]
Dower,John W.: War without Mercy: Race and Power in Pacific War. N.Y.; Pantheon, 1986. Mainly text; inc. 29 b/w illus. of WW II racist posters.
Guerri, Roberto. Manifesti Italiani nella Seconda Guerra Mondiale. Milan. 1982. >75 color & b/w illus. Italian.
Gregory, G. H., (Ed.): Posters of World War II. New York, NY, U.S.A.: Gramercy Books, 1993. ISBN: 0517093189. 127 pp. : >100 col. ill.
Hardie, Martin & Arthur K. Sabin: War Posters Issued by Belligerent and Neutral Nations 1914-1919. London; A. & C. Black, 1920. xvi + 46 pp. text, 76 pp. col. + b/w illus., 80 posters.
Judd, Denis: Posters of World War II. London; Wayland Publishers, 1972. 160 pp., colour & b/w illus.
Lerner, Daniel: Paper Bullets: Great Propaganda Posters. New York; Chelsea House, 1977. 28 color ills. Axis & Allied Countries WWII.
Nelson, Derek: The Posters That Won the War. Osceola, WI; Motorbooks International, 1991 ISBN 0879385154 (?). Oversized w/ color ills. throughout.
[NJHS:] The New Jersey Historical Society Collection of World War I Posters. Newark, NJ: NJ Historical Society, 1976. Wraps. 88 pp., 79 b/w + 24 color illus.. Auction list with some prices and all estimates included. Lists >1676 illust & >600 unillust posters, artists index.
Rickards, Maurice: Posters of the First World War. London; Evelyn Adams & Mackay; New York. Walker & Co , 1968. 32 pp + 242 illus (27 colour).
Stanley, Peter: What Did You Do in the War Daddy?: A Visual History of Propaganda Posters
Theofiles, George. American Posters of World War I. A Price and Collector's Guide. New York. Dafran House. c.1973. 252 pp. >400 color & b/w ills.
Zeman Z.: Selling the War. London; Orbis Publishing, 1978. 120 pp., >100 colour ills. Allied/Axis posters of World War 2. "..included appeals to patriotism, national security warnings, help with the war effort, and general morale-boosting … the posters and the rationale behind them [show] fascinating differences between the British and German approaches to their civilian populations."
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