Journals & Publications

Art and International Affairs

Art Threat.

The Brooklyn Rail / Critical Perspectives on Art, Politics, and Culture

Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics.

The International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society.

Pavilion / Journal for Politics and Culture

Seismopolite / Journal of Art and Politics.

S1gnal / A Journal of International Political Graphics and Culture


Alysssa Battistoni.  2012. "Posters: 180 Years of American Campaign Propaganda." Mother Jones.

Christopher Beam. 2015. "Beyond Ai Weiwei: How China's Artists Handle Politics (or Avoid Them)."

Yang Chen. 2016. "Political Cartoons Thrive in Heated US Presidential Campaign." Voice of America

Greg Cook. 2016. "Art Show By Shepard Fairey and Other ‘Artists for Bernie Sanders' Comes To Boston." The ARTery. 90.9 WBUR.

Michael Dooley. 2014. "The Enduring Power of Posters to Promote and Provoke." Print.

Marina Galperina. 2012. "10 Great Contemporary Works of Political Art." Flavorwire.

Chris Good. 2011. "The Evolution of the Campaign Poster." The Atlantic.

Kathryn Henderson. 2012. Iconic Political Posters.

Chris Mansour. 2011. "The antinomy of art and politics: A critique of art as “cultural resistance." Platypus.

Jane de Hart Mathews. 1976. "Art and Politics in Cold War America." The American Historical Review.

Maria Popova. 2012. "200 Years of Stunning and Strange Presidential Campaign Posters." The Atlantic.

Barbara Rose. 2012. "The Politics of Art." The Brooklyn Rail

Julian Sanchez. 2007. "The Revolt of the Comic Books." The American Prospect.

Will Schofield. 2013. "21 Vintage Political Posters from Cuba." 50 Watts.

Martha Schwendener. 2015. "Seeing the Power of Political Posters."

Laura Sneddon. 2013. "The art of the people": how comics got political." New Statesman.

Susan Sontag. 1970. "Posters: Advertisement, Art, Political Artifact, Commodity." Originally from The Art of Revolution: 96 Posters from Cuba.

Edward Steed. 2016. "Presidential Posters." The New Yorker.

Garth Trinidad. 2015. "Art & Politics." KCRW.

Claire Voon. 2016. "The Urgent Protest Art of the Berkeley Political Poster Workshop."  Hyperallergic.

Exhibits, Institutions, ARchives & Museums

African Political Posters. Columbia College of Chicago.

The Art of Politics. The Lawrence Alkin Gallery.

Mark Bradford. 2015. Scorched Earth. The Hammer Museum of UCLA.

The Center for Artistic Activism.

The Center for Arts and Public Policy.  The University of Florida.

The Center for Arts and Public Policy.  New York University.

The Center for the Study of Political Graphics.

Chinese Posters: Propaganda, Politics, History, and Art.

Decade of Protest: Political Posters from the United States, Cuba and Viet Nam: 1965-1975.

German Propaganda Posters.

Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age, 2001-2012.

I Approve This Message: Decoding Political Ads. The Toledo Museum of Art.

International Poster Archives.

International Poster Gallery.

The Labadie Collection of Political Posters at the University of Michigan.;page=index;c=lbc2ic

Of, By and For the People: The Art of Presidential Elections.  The Fenimore Art Museum.

Polish Posters.  Central Connecticut State University.

Political Posters. The Oakland Museum of California.

Political and Tariff Reform Posters. The London School of Economics.

"Politics on Paper: Election Posters and Ephemera from The Wolfsonian–FIU Collection." The Wolfsonian, Florida International University.

Poster Collection of the Hoover Institution.

Poster Museum at Wilanów.

Sahiyar and the University of Wisconsin's Grassroots Feminist Political Posters in India.

Thomas W. Benson Political Protest Collection in the Penn State University Libraries.

Witness and Response: September 11 Acquisitions at the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress.

Recommended Books

Anonymous. 2012. Presidential Campaign Posters: From the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress & Quirk Books.

Toby Clark. 1997. Art and Propaganda in the Twentieth Century.  Perspectives: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers.

Nicholas J. Cull, David Culbert, and David Welch. 2003. Propaganda and Mass Persuasion: A Historical Encyclopedia, 1500 to Present. ABC-CLIO.

Donald Dewey. 2007. The Art of Ill Will: The Story of American Political Cartoons.  New York University Press.

Flavio Febbraro and Burkhard Schwetje.2010. How to Read World History in Art.  Abrams Book.

Milton Glaser and Mirko Ilić. 2005. The Design of Dissent: Socially and Politically Driven Graphics.

Steven Heller. 2008. Iron Fists: Branding the 20th-Century Totalitarian State. Phaidon.

Russell Martin. 2002. Picasso's War: The Destruction of Guernica and the Masterpiece that Changed the World.  Dutton.

Colin Moore. 2010. Propaganda Prints: A History of Art in the Service of Social and Political Change.  A&C Black Publishers, Limited.