If the political effectiveness of design is the collective mobilization, we have recently witnessed the important contribution of the graphic expression during the anti-Trump campaigns. For this reason, we wanted to dedicate Minchō #14 to committed graphic artists, whose works have an important social impact and an activist vocation.
This new issue brings together the inspiring poster art of Alain Le Quernec, the protest art of printmaker Paul Peter Piech, “bastard pop design” by Un Mundo Feliz, the mordant banners and publications of Juan Pérez Agirregoikoa, and Raymond Pettibon’s contribution to the California punk scene, amongst other contestatory artists. In addition, find features about the challenge of representing controversial Donald Trump in magazine covers; documentary graphic novels and animation shorts depicting the suffering of victims of armed conflicts; and a selection of some of the best children’s picture books for social and political awareness.
From its very cover, Minchō 14 encourages graphic artists to keep speaking up on issues that matter for the sake of social transformation.
Paul Peter Piech
Beyond the Parody, Trump (Barry Blitt, Edel Rodríguez and others)
Animated Stories for the Refugee Awareness
Documenting the Suffering in Contemporary Graphic Novels (Joe Sacco, Guy Delisle, Igort & Sarah Glidden)
Un Mundo Feliz
Alain Le Quernec
THE NEW CONTEMPORARY:
Juan Pérez Agirregoikoa (interview)
HAVE A NICE BOOK:
Illustrated Politics (Mikel Casal, Negrescolor, Catarina Sobral, Serge Bloch and Shawn Harris)
To See & Be Seen