The Design of Dissent: Socially and Politically Driven Graphics
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Chosen by the Editors at Amazon.com as one of the top 50 Best Books of 2005 - Now in paperback!With the world's economy in a slump, the Middle East's never ending conflict, and the on-going war on terrorism, there is a heightened awareness in the world community of the many sides of the numerous issues that both directly and indirectly affect our lives. Increasingly, peopl...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Rockport Publishers (first published 2005)
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R.Friend
Few design publications can match the sheer volume of high-concept work presented here. Strong messages, strong visual communication. The work literally speaks for itself, and is followed by a lengthy interview of Milton Glaser by Steve Heller.
Christian Hurst
holy cow! this book is incredible, but not for the weak of heart... definitely rated NC-17 for disturbing images, lots of war images, etc. but this is a must-have for the serious graphic designer.
Benjamin Wetmore
Poor selection, poorly executed. There are many better images and imagery to use, and yet the author's choice doesn't give you a glimpse into really great, compelling images, but rather tries to give a snapshot into a variety of select causes. The art should have come first, not the issues.

So you're treated to a variety of causes, moments, issues which reads chronological whereas it would have been much better to receive just all the really great dissent images with more commentary and context.
Sean
I loved this book. I found it when I was in college and going through a very minor "angst" period mixed with a dash a philosophy. This book was awesome. I have always liked graffiti art and protest. This book is a lot of fun to read and very powerful as well. A great coffee table book that you can keep looking at over and over.
Athena (Shardbearer)
Very powerful book. Show's propaganda from around the world, poster design for causes and a lot of work that was banned from public places.
Dave
I love this book. I used to use it as a text book in a design class I taught. Great art and some brilliant commentary by Tony Kushner.

"Art is not a mirror, it is a hammer!" —Fluxus
Mike
Another collection of world graphic art worth checking out.
Not for the timid or easily offended.
Peacegal
A wide variety of political dissent art, from all around the world.
Adam

Great design book chocked full of political pieces.
Jessica La La La La La!
My aunt sent this to me several years ago, it's fantastic!
che mahmoud
كتاب معادى للرأس مالية اوى... :D
Katalin Eisenberg
This is a gem of a book.
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