Graphic Agitation 2
Social and Political Graphics in the Digital Age
A survey of social and political graphics since the early 1990s.
Graphic Agitation 2, a follow-up volume to the hugely successful Graphic Agitation, is a survey of social and political graphics since the early 1990s. It illustrates and contextualizes work produced in relation to key themes such as environmental movements, the rise of corporate power, identity branding, wars (in the Balkans and the Gulf War) and human rights - all of which have been prominent news items over the last few years.
While this is a book for people working in visual media, it is equally appealing to any reader interested in the subjects discussed with its combination of journalistic and narrative information and visual coverage. The work shown is by both non-professional and professional designers such as Jonathon Barnbrook, James Victoire, Paul Hamilton and Makoto Saito.
Some of the work is provocative, but the book itself is not out to provoke; it is an objective representation of graphic excellence and wit: the result is visually, psychologically and intellectually stimulating.