Graphic Politics

May 20, 2005


SVA board member, faculty member and designer Milton Glaser and graphic designer and faculty member Mirko Ilić have created a new book, The Design of Dissent: Socially and Politically Driven Graphics, which has just been published by Rockport Press, Inc. The book contains politically themed graphic art from around the world, including posters, books, buttons, magazines and other ephemera from the 1960s to the present, from countries such as Israel, Russia, Iran, Turkey, Bosnia, Serbia, Germany, South Africa and the United States. The Design of Dissent also features a foreword written by award-winning playwright Tony Kushner, and an interview with Glaser conducted by MFA Design Department Co-Chair Steven Heller.


The book’s publication will be celebrated with “The Design of Dissent,” an exhibition at the College curated by Glaser and Ilić that will feature over 100 works from the book, on view June 3 – July 2. There will be a conversation between Glaser, Ilić and Kushner on Friday, June 3, 6 – 7pm, in the SVA Amphitheater (limited seating); and an opening reception, 7 – 9pm, all taking place at 209 East 23rd Street.


Image: Milton Glaser and Mirko Ilić, The Design of Dissent: Socially and Politically Driven Graphics, copyright Rockport Publisher, Inc., 2005.

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