However, the history of signs and slogans created to empower and politicize women goes back much further than just January. One of the most important 20th century contributions to feminist poster art came by way of the London-based feminist collective See Red Woman’s Workshop, founded in 1974 with an agenda to “...combat the images of the ‘model woman’ which are used by capitalist ideology to keep women from disputing their secondary status or questioning their role in a male dominated society.”
Inspired by the recent publication of a book documenting some of See Red’s most powerful work from the 1970s and 80s, we asked seven contemporary female artists to create political posters that feel especially relevant to the female experience today. Not surprisingly, it turns out that women are facing many of the exactly same issues as their forebears some forty years ago.
“It’s What Your Right Arm’s For” See Red Women’s Workshop