Video: "Signal: 02: A Journal of International Political Graphics"

Video: "Signal: 02: A Journal of International Political Graphics"

"Signal .02" By: Josh MacPhee and Alec Icky Dunn
"Signal .02" By: Josh MacPhee and Alec Icky Dunn

For the past five years Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse and The Baltimore Book Festival have partnered to bring you The Baltimore Radical Bookfair Pavilion seeking to inform and inspire "radical innovation and intervention". At this year's festival, crowd favorites Josh MacPhee and Alec Icky Dunn discussed their newest edition to their art collection: Signal. They describe this second edition, Signal: 02: A Journal of International Political Graphics, as:

Signal is an ongoing book series dedicated to documenting and sharing compelling graphics, art projects, and cultural movements of international resistance and liberation struggles...Signal will bring these artists and their work to a new audience, digging deep through our common history to unearth their images and stories... In the U.S. there is a tendency to focus only on the artworks produced within our shores or from English speaking producers. Signal reaches beyond those bounds, bringing material produced the world over, translated from dozens of languages and collected from both the present and decades past. Although a full color printed publication, Signal is not limited to the graphic arts. Within its pages you will find political posters and fine arts, comics and murals, street art, site specific works, zines, art collectives, documentation of performances and articles on the often overlooked but essential role all of these have played in struggles around the world.

Please enjoy both the audio and video from this important discussion on the interstices between international art and activism.