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METROPOLIS BOOKS

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

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PUB DATE 11/30/2010
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CATALOG: FALL 2010 p. 175   

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"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.

  

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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.

Featured posters are: "Power Up Windmill" (2009) by Shepard Fairey; "Oil Spill Gulf of Mexico" (2010) by Marlena Buczek Smith; "Let's Ride" (2010) by Jason Harady; "If You Don't Like My Tone" by Andrew Sloat; "Shit Be Meltin'" by Xan der Pollock; and "Eat Local, Buy Local, Grow Local!" by Christopher Silas Neal.

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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.
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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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