We had the extraordinary good fortune to be able to offer 20 pre-publication Special Editions of the portfolio of Occupy poster art. I’ve included a handful of images of some of the posters to be included. This edition includes 35 pieces (the regular edition will have 30) and includes thirty 12” x 18” hand silk-screened artists’ prints on French paper in an archival silk-screened presentation box. The collection has been curated by Occuprint organizer, Jesse Goldstein, BOOKLYN’s Marshall Weber, and various Occuprint editorial committee members including Molly Fair, Josh MacPhee, and John Boy.
Our special edition (Occupy the ABAA) pre-publication set is limited to an edition of 20 and contains , in addition to the above:
- an original first edition of the Occupy Wall Street Journal’s Occuprint issue.
- 1 copy of the Alexandra Clotfelter’s iconic “The Beginning is Near” roped bull image, offset printed on French paper from a limited edition of 160 on French paper
- 2 Occuprint “General Strike” offset posters
- 1 Occuprint “General Strike Newspaper”.
While we placed most of the edition, I have a few sets left and, as this project is a fundraiser for Occupy, I’d like to see the entire run placed. Please contact me if you’d to have a set when they are printed (in the next month or so).
“Occuprint emerged when The Occupied Wall Street Journal asked us to guest curate an issue dedicated to the poster art of the global Occupy movement. The Occuprint website is meant to connect people with this work, and provide a base of support for print-related media within the #Occupy movement. http://occuprint.org/
Occuprint showcases posters from the worldwide Occupy movement, all of which are part of the creative commons, and available to be downloaded for noncommercial use, though we ask that artists be given attribution for their work. Our Print Lab is collaboration with the Occupy Wall Street Screen Printing Guild. The OWS Screen Printing Guild is an official working group within the OWS General Assembly. It is an open working group that regularly incorporates new members into its process and can be contacted at owsscreenguild(at)gmail(dot)com.
We look forward to creating and distributing more printed matter by supporting the development of screen-printing labs at other locations worldwide, and by printing more of the wonderful posters that we are receiving.” —Occuprint