See Red Women’s Workshop: Feminist Posters 1974-1990

Foreword by Sheila Rowbotham

Art

See Red Fc

Founded in 1974, See Red Women’s Workshop grew out of a shared desire to combat sexist images of women and to create positive and challenging alternatives. Women from different backgrounds came together to make posters and calendars that tackled issues of sexuality, identity and oppression. With humour and bold graphics, they expressed the personal experiences of women as well as their role in wider struggles for change.

Written by See Red members, detailing the group’s history, the book features all of their original screenprints, alongside posters commissioned for radical groups and campaigns. Confronting negative stereotypes, questioning the role of women in society, and promoting women’s self-determination, the power and energy of these images reflect an important and dynamic era of women’s liberation — and have continued relevance for today.

See Red Int1Jpg
See Red Int2
See Red Int3
See Red Int6

“Undeniably effective.” (Mark Dery Publishers Weekly)

“See Red Women’s Workshop chronicles the struggles, humor, and successes of young women trying to make a change in their society.” (Hinali Shah And Merilyn Chang Metropolis

“The posters still seem able to speak to different generations, although it indicates, as if we were in any doubt, that the struggle for women’s freedom and equality is far from won.” (Buzzfeed)

“Confronting negative stereotypes, questioning the role of women in society, and promoting women’s self-determination, the power and energy of these images reflect an important and dynamic era of women’s liberation ― and have continued relevance for today.” (JUXTAPOZ)

“The legacy these posters leave behind is arresting, urgent, and inspiring for all who march in their wake. “(Rebecca Bengal Vogue)

“…the messages shouted by the members of See Red continue to be relevant. “(Bryony Stone It's Nice That)

See Red Int4

See Red Women’s Workshop: Feminist Posters 1974-1990
Foreword by Sheila Rowbotham

Paperback, 184 pages, 31 × 22 cm
Designer: Clare Mason
Published September, 2016
ISBN 978-1-909-82907-7
£19.99