Graphic Witness

Graphic Witness is a site that collates and publishes information about artists who have created and continue to make, social commentary through graphic imagery. The political cartoon of course immediately springs to mind, but included in the site is an interesting section ‘The Illustrated enemy’. I managed to get myself tangled up in the propaganda postcards of the First World War for too long.

Also on the site is an exhibition of the work of second year students from the Parsons School of Design who have produced some extremely graphic imagery after the 9/11. The site is divided into two, before and after 1950. It will keep you looking and reading for hours.

This site reminded me of another site discovered the other day via Rebecca’s Pocket

We remember Dr Seuss for his children’s books but his political cartoons held by the Mandeville Special Collections Library at the University of California, San Diego are online. Cartoons are arranged in chronological order, or you can browse the images by subject.

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