I have not blogged in over one month, wow! Amazing how fast time flies. I have been occupied with other matters - a book deadline, new posters, a growing company, the craziness of living life. I have lots to share about the last month and all the events I have been participating in. This week marks the completion of a book I have been working on with Josh MacPhee for over 3 years. It's called REPRODUCE & REVOLT, a graphic toolbox to be launched into the hands of political activists all over the world. The book will contain over 600 new and exciting high-quality black & white illustrations and graphics about social justice and political activism for activists to use on flyers, posters, t-shirts, brochures, stencils or any other graphic aspects of political campaigns. All the graphics will be bold and easy to reproduce, in addition to being royalty-free/creative commons.
It has been such an honor to work on this book. It has caused me many a sleepless night, it has been my torture for a long time, but I love working on it. I love to know that it will change the landscape of political graphics for decades to come. I think about Rini Templeton a lot as I work on this book, one of the biggest inspirations in my life. It has been a hard February for me, emotionally, physically, mentally, and yet it has been a month of big demands on my time - that is the case for this book. It is a labor of love without a doubt. I sometimes feel extremely exhausted from the sheer hours of work that go into something like this. And this evening, as I was struggling with the last leg of this book, I saw this piece and it made me remember why I do what I do. The piece is by an artist named "Pure Evil."