Signal: A Journal of International Political Graphics and Culture, Vol. 9

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    Alec Dunn, Josh MacPhee

    Publisher: PM Press

    Year: 2024

    Format: Paperback

    Size: N/A pages

    ISBN: 9798887440248

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Signal weaves a story of how culture is central to social transformation, both yesterday and today.

This ongoing series is dedicated to documenting and sharing political graphics, creative projects, and cultural production of international resistance and liberation struggles.

Highlights of the ninth volume of Signal include:

  • Hell No, We Won’t Glow: Selections from the Anti-Nuclear Power Discography by Dirk Bannink and Sean P. Kilcoyne
  • They Have Calluses on Their Tongues. We Have Calluses on Our Hands. Davide Tidoni interviews Italian artist and self-appointed worker communicator Pietro Perotti
  • Click to Edit: Print on demand and the aesthetics and means for production of the far right by Alex Lucas
  • Creative Freedom behind the Iron Curtain Aaron Terry explores the film posters of the Eastern Bloc


What People Are Saying

“If you are interested in the use of graphic art and communications political struggles, don’t miss the latest Signal.” Rick Poyner, Design Observer

“Offering these graphics to generations far beyond their original audiences, this title is recommended for designers, activists, archivists, and scholars studying protest movements." Library Journal

Signal reads like a magazine in that it consists of a number of smaller, independent articles but the loose continuity of subject holds it together as a book. As a series, this is going to be a great resource. Dunn and MacPhee are filling a void in terms of political graphics; there’s a lot of material for them to cover and this is solid start.”

Signal is dotted with stunning photography that will certainly reel in many people who are into unusual art. Dunn and MacPhee do an impressive job of conveying not only what is new and relevant in political art, but also its history and its presence in the everyday." Political Media Review

About the Editors

Alec Dunn is an illustrator, printer, and nurse living in Portland, OR. He is a member of the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative and co-author of It Did Happen Here: An Antifascist Peoples History.

Josh MacPhee is a designer, artist, and archivist. He is a founding member of the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative (, the author of An Encyclopedia of Political Record Labels, and co-editor of Signal: A Journal of International Political Graphics and Culture. He co-founded and helps run Interference Archive, a public collection of cultural materials produced by social movements ( He regularly works with community and social justice organizations building agit-prop and consulting on cultural strategy.

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