Friday, 30 November 2012

Women's Work

A nice review from Teal Triggs on  Women in Graphic Design, 1890–2012 (eds. Gerda Breuer 
and Julia Meer, Jovis/D.A.P.) can be read on the Print website.

Especially helpful is Teal’s list of previous books on the subject:
  • Isabelle Anscombe’s, A Woman’s Touch (Viking, 1984) 
  • Liz McQuiston, Women in Design (Rizzoli, 1988)
  • Pat Kirkham, Women Designers in the USA, 1900–2000 (Yale University Press, 2000)
  • Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit, Women of Design (HOW Books, 2008)
The book can be bought here.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Working Girls

Member of the European parliament Licia Ronzulli of Italy takes part with her daughter Vittoria in a voting session at the European parliament in Strasbourg. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters. Source: The Guardian online.

The Daily Graphic

A newspaper by the suffragettes, called The Daily Graphic. Images from the British Library website.

See Red Women's Workshop

An exhibition about the See Red Women's Workshop collective and their associated ephemera of protest and Women's Liberation.

Dedicated to the ideals of the second wave feminist movement, and with the founding objective of designing and producing images that explored and questioned the role of women in society – ‘the personal is political’ – See Red Women's Workshop was an alternative screen print collective focused on solidarity and revolt.

5 December 2012 – 13 January 2013
Institute of Contemporary Arts
The Mall
London SW1Y 5AH