Activism follows anger
See Red Women’s Workshop: Feminist Posters 1974-1990By See Red members
Foreword by Sheila Rowbotham
Designed by Claire Mason
Four Corners books, £19.99
How do you channel anger into effective activism? This question remains urgent in an era of media spectacle and ‘clicktivism’. So now is a good time for this history of See Red, the London women’s workshop. Using bold and often funny posters, this radical collective addressed visual aspects of women’s liberation and other struggles against oppression. The book includes hundreds of original works and a vivid account by See Red members of tactics, production processes and premises, collaborations and discussions.
Cover from See Red Women’s Workshop showing the collective’s fist logo, featured on posters and placards.
Top: Spread showing Right On Jane, 1977 and 1988.
Monika Parrinder, writer, Senior Tutor, Royal College of Art, London
Read the full version in Eye no. 93 vol. 24, 2017
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