Stunning Poster Art Celebrating Feminist Wisdom and Action

An effort to put feminist history into memorable, beautiful context.

Dead Feminists: Historic Heroines in Living Color, arriving on shelves next week, is a book of poster art celebrating 27 extraordinary women from history. A collaboration between Chandler O’Leary and Jessica Spring with a forward by Jill Lepore, the book features poster art and illustrated explanations, organized by action verbs like “build,” “make,” “lead” and “share.” It’s an effort to put feminist history into memorable, beautiful context. Part of the proceeds are even going to a charitable fund to help young women in Tacoma, Washingon. 

Scroll through for a selection of posters from the book below.

All images © 2016 By Chander O’Leary and Jessica Spring. All rights reserved. Excerpted from Dead Feminists: Historic Heroines in Living Color by permission of Sasquatch Books. 

 

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Paper Chase, honoring Virginia Woolf.