GRAPHIC DESIGN

PUBLISHER
METROPOLIS BOOKS

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 128 pgs / 100 color / 50 tear-out posters.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE
Out of stock indefinitely

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE
CATALOG: FALL 2010 p. 175   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781935202240 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $30.00 CDN $35.00

AVAILABILITY
Not available

"Today, there are many platforms for sending and receiving information. Too many! In fact, frequently, we are more likely to miss important messages as they fly by our eyes in clever animated Flash sequences or rotating decks on the web. Bells and whistles trump form. Form often trumps content. These days the medium is indeed the message. Which is why the venerable poster retains its resonance and relevancy."
Steven Heller writing in Green Patriot Posters.

ON EARTH DAY IN 1971, Keep America Beautiful ran an advertisement that, in many ways, changed the face of the environmental movement in America. It’s become one of those pieces of popular culture that is burned so indelibly into our collective consciousness that even people who were not alive when it aired have memories of it. You know it well: A weathered Native American travels by canoe from the bucolic countryside to a trash-infested urban landscape, whereupon he turns to the camera and sheds a single tear.
According to the Ad Council, the “Crying Indian” ad helped inspire volunteers to reduce litter by as much as 88 percent in thirty-eight states. Whether or not those miraculous results are possible, the ad’s larger importance is unmistakable: It showed that, when presented emotionally rather than factually, green issues could make a far more effective impression than the environmental movement had been able to do until then...

Excerpt is from Morgan Clendaniel's essay, "Green Means Go," published in Green Patriot Posters.

  

METROPOLIS BOOKS

Green Patriot Posters

Images for a New Activism

Published by Metropolis Books
Edited by Edward Morris, Dmitri Siegel. Text by Michael Bierut, Thomas L. Friedman, Steven Heller, Edward Morris, Dmitri Siegel, Morgan Clendaniel.

<p>The poster featured here is "Eat Local, Buy Local, Grow Local!" by Christopher Silas Neal. It is reproduced from <a href="9781935202240.html">Green Patriot Posters</a>.This book brings together the strongest contemporary graphic design currently promoting sustainability and the fight against climate change. Collectively, essays by Michael Bierut, Steven Heller, Edward Morris and Dmitri Siegel look back in time to posters and ideas that set the stage for the current movement (World War Two posters, images of international cooperation, posters from the environmental movement in the 1960s and 1970s) and address the state of the poster: what is the efficacy and mode of distribution for purposeful, message-oriented graphic images today? Thomas L. Friedman advocates for "a redefined, broader and more muscular green ideology that can be the basis of a new unifying political movement for the twenty-first century." The bulk of the book is given over to a compilation of the best posters on the theme of sustainability by a variety of contemporary artists (both emerging and established), among them Shepard Fairey, Michael Bierut, DJ Spooky, James Victore and Geoff McFetridge. These posters, which have a strong graphic presence and which never rest on the tired slogans of the past ("Save the Earth," etc.), show that graphic design does not passively respond to the zeitgeist--it helps shape it. The book, which is sustainably printed in the U.S., reproduces 50 of these posters as tear-outs. Also included is a section on action, with documentation of designs at work in the world: on buses, billboards, protesters' placards, graffiti, t-shirts and so on. This movement is about a new form of patriotism, one that exhibits pride of place, but not fear of others.

The poster featured here is "Eat Local, Buy Local, Grow Local!" by Christopher Silas Neal. It is reproduced from Green Patriot Posters.

Green Patriot Posters



print icon


arrow back


arrow forward


OF RELATED INTEREST

Italian Film Posters

ITALIAN FILM POSTERS

Essay by Dave Kehr. Introduction by Martin Scorsese.

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9780870706929 | US $39.95

Pub Date: 9/2/2003
Out of print | Not available


Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People

DESIGN REVOLUTION: 100 PRODUCTS THAT EMPOWER PEOPLE

By Emily Pilloton. Foreword by Allan Chochinov.

METROPOLIS BOOKS

ISBN: 9781933045955 | US $34.95

Pub Date: 10/31/2009
Active | Awaiting stock


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

ELISA LESHOWITZ | DATE 8/31/2012

America's Most-Wanted Eco Posters on Governor's Island

America's Most-Wanted Eco Posters on Governor's IslandLast Sunday, after a short ferry ride from Brooklyn, I attended the Cooper Hewitt's rousing America's Most-Wanted Eco Posters event on Governor's Island. Organized by Ellen Lupton, co-curator of the Graphic Design Now in Production exhibition on view on Governor's Island through Labor Day, and Ed Morris, co-author of Green Patriot Posters, the event took place in an impromptu classroom, where approximately 30 participants interacted with a panel led by Morris.
continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

ALEX GALAN | DATE 4/28/2011

Design Activism: Green Patriot Posters at Kunsthalle Galapagos

Design ActivismTuesday, April 26 2011: On a sparkling spring evening, Kunsthalle Galapagos in DUMBO Brooklyn and AIGA NY hosted a lively panel discussion on the topic of Design Activism, moderated by Susan Szenasy, EIC of Metropolis Magazine, and featuring Michael Beirut, partner at Pentagram, DJ Spookly, Edward Morris, founder of Canary Project, Dmitri Siegel, Executive Director of marketing at Urban Outfitters, Jeremy Osborn, cofounder of 350.org, and James Slezak, head of sustainability practice at Purpose.com. The event celebrated the publication of Green Patriot Posters, published by Metropolis Books and edited by Morris and Siegel. One topic that particularly riled the designer-heavy crowd was the importance of anger and outrage in fueling a movement. Panelists also discussed the extent to which design can really influence a generation or a subset of people, and what it means to be a connected, wired capitalist and a radical at the same time. continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

ELEANOR STREHL | DATE 11/1/2010

Green Patriot Posters Launch at The Standard

Green Patriot Posters Launch at The StandardOn Wednesday, October 27, 2010 D.A.P. was joined by Metropolis Books and the editors behind the new book Green Patriot Posters: Images for a New Activism for a launch at Le Bain in The Standard Hotel. DJs (and contributors to the book) Jon Santos and DJ Spooky provided the music for a beautiful evening overlooking the Hudson River. continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/7/2012

(Re)Make America: Brick by Brick, Calloused Hand by Calloused Hand

(Re)Make America: Brick by Brick, Calloused Hand by Calloused HandOne day after the conclusion of an extraordinarily arduous campaign season and midway through one of the worst natural disasters in recent American history, we are pleased to feature Justin Kemerling's "(Re)Make America." Reproduced from Green Patriot Posters, Metropolis Books' compelling collection of contemporary posters promoting sustainability and the fight against climate change, it reads, "BRICK BY BRICK: CALLOUSED HAND BY CALLOUSED HAND." In the book, Kemerling writes, "It’s as if we’re approaching this grand realization. Deep down we know we can’t carry on like this. With such levels of pollution, inequality and injustice, we’ll all collectively have the 'aha' moment, get a grip, and use our vast quantities of creativity to remake America and our world community into a bright place for everyone to call home. It's definitely a good time to be out there making noise." continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/30/2012

Green Patriot Posters at Governor's Island

Green Patriot Posters at Governors Island"Today, there are many platforms for sending and receiving information. Too many! In fact, frequently, we are more likely to miss important messages as they fly by our eyes in clever animated Flash sequences or rotating decks on the web. Bells and whistles trump form. Form often trumps content. These days the medium is indeed the message. Which is why the venerable poster retains its resonance and relevancy." Steven Heller writing in Green Patriot Posters. continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

DMITRI SIEGEL & EDWARD MORRIS | DATE 10/21/2010

DESTROY THIS BOOK, Excerpted from Green Patriot Posters

Green Patriot PostersMOST PEOPLE JUST DON’T get climate change. Few grasp the need and, more important, the opportunity to transform our society. So the people who do get it need to be louder, more insistent, and more effective at getting the message across. continue to blog


FORTHCOMING AND NEW: DESIGN AND DECORATIVE ARTS

VeryGraphic

VERYGRAPHIC

Edited with introduction by Jacek Mrowczyk. Preface by Piotr Rypson, Krzysztof Lenk, Agata Szydowska.

CULTURE PL

ISBN: 9788360263181 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 2/23/2016
Active | In stock


Slash: A History of the Legendary LA Punk Magazine

SLASH: A HISTORY OF THE LEGENDARY LA PUNK MAGAZINE

HAT & BEARD PRESS

ISBN: 9780996744720 | US $60.00

Pub Date: 3/22/2016
Forthcoming


The Music Library

THE MUSIC LIBRARY

Edited by Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell. Foreword by Jerry Dammers. Text by Jonny Trunk.

FUEL PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780993191138 | US $55.00

Pub Date: 4/26/2016
Forthcoming


ECAL Graphic Design

ECAL GRAPHIC DESIGN

Edited by Angelo Benedetto. Text by François Rappo.

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037644553 | US $49.95

Pub Date: 5/24/2016
Forthcoming


Max Bill

MAX BILL

FUNDACION JUAN MARCH

ISBN: 9788470756320 | US $70.00

Pub Date: 2/23/2016
Active | In stock


Colors

COLORS

Foreword by Francesco Bonami. Interviews with Luciano Benetton, Oliviero Toscani.

DAMIANI/FABRICA

ISBN: 9788862084246 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 10/27/2015
Active | In stock


Posters: Eat & Drink in Italian Advertising

POSTERS: EAT & DRINK IN ITALIAN ADVERTISING

Edited by Mario Piazza, Alessandro Bellenda.

SILVANA EDITORIALE

ISBN: 9788836630561 | US $65.00

Pub Date: 11/24/2015
Active | In stock


Style and the Family Tunes

STYLE AND THE FAMILY TUNES

Edited by Cathy Boom.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775740081 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 12/29/2015
Active | In stock


Wanderland

WANDERLAND

Preface by Pierre-Alexis Dumas. Text by Bruno Gaudichon. Illustrations by Emmanuel Pierre.

ACTES SUD

ISBN: 9782330049133 | US $40.00

Pub Date: 12/29/2015
Active | In stock


Design for People

DESIGN FOR PEOPLE

Edited by Chappell Ellison, Bryn Smith, Scott Stowell. Introduction by Karrie Jacobs. Foreword by Douglass G.A. Scott. Text by Wynton Marsalis.

METROPOLIS BOOKS

ISBN: 9781938922855 | US $40.00

Pub Date: 1/26/2016
Active | In stock


On Display

ON DISPLAY

Text by Catherine Flood, Hettie Judah.

HAYWARD PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9781853323263 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 3/24/2015
Active | In stock


Lex Reitsma: 196 Posters for De Nederlandse Opera

LEX REITSMA: 196 POSTERS FOR DE NEDERLANDSE OPERA

NAI010 PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9789462081499 | US $35.00

Pub Date: 4/28/2015
Active | In stock


ARTBOOK LOGO
 
 

the art world's source for books on art & culture

  

CUSTOMER SERVICE
orders@artbook.com
212 627 1999
M-F 9-5 EST

TRADE ACCOUNTS

800 338 2665

CONTACT

JOBS + INTERNSHIPS

NEW YORK
Showroom by Appointment Only
155 Sixth Avenue
New York NY 10013
Tel   212 627 1999

LOS ANGELES
Showroom by Appointment Only
818 S. Broadway, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Tel. 323 969 8985

ARTBOOK LLC
D.A.P. | Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.


All site content Copyright C 2000-2013 by Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. and the respective publishers, authors, artists. For reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders.

ARTBOOK AMPERSAT

The D.A.P. Catalog
www.artbook.com