A full colour 184 page book of our posters, See Red Women’s Workshop: Feminist Posters 1974-1990, is now available in many independent bookshops. Sheila Rowbotham wrote a wonderful forward for us, and See Red members collaborated on writing the groups history. It features all of our original posters, alongside others commissioned for radical groups and campaigns. The book was designed by the fantastic Claire Mason and is published by Four Corners, selling at £19.99.
Four Corners hosted a launch of the book at Raven Row, packed with old and new faces. Here’s a pic of some of us at the launch (and one of our sisters from Women in Print):
We’ve had some great reviews on various websites and blogs. Here’s a nice quote from ‘lipstick socialist’, “This is a brilliant book, one that I hope will inspire people, both women and men, to believe that we can make a difference – but only through a more collective viewpoint about politics and creating a better world.”
Liz McQuiston respected feminist author of major publications on activist graphics, also reviewed the book, in an article called The legacy of the See Red Women’s Workshop for the design mag Creative Review.
Monika Parrinder, design writer and critical studies lecturer at London’s Royal College of Art reviewed the book in a piece called Activism follows anger, for the winter 2017 edition of Eye magazine.
Nicole Ruddick, Paris Review, 8 March 2017, Women Hold Up Half the Sky
Liesl Bradner, LA Times, 3 March 2017, The Art of the Protest Poster: New book documents feminist designs from the 1970s and ’80s.
Anna Furman, The Cut, 26 Feb 2017, See Striking Posters Created by a 1970s Feminist Art Collective
Rebecca Bengal, Vogue (!), 16 January 2017, Radical Feminist Posters Never Go Out of Style
Housmans Bookshop, 27 November 2016, http://www.housmans.com/blog/?p=2726
Madeline Morley, AIGA, 13 October 2016, Poster Picks: Five Silk-Screened Prints Fighting Sexism
Bryony Stone, It’s Nice That, 5 October 2016, Girls Are Powerful: the feminist posters of See Red Women’s Workshop