ISBN: 9781786750273

HB - 292 x 248mm

150 full-colour & b&w Illustrations


Rights: World

Rights Sold: UK, USA

Market: Art, Popular Culture

The Art of Protest

with Amnesty International
Jo Rippon. Foreword by Anish Kapoor

"Impressively, the book’s author, Jo Rippon, has tracked down information on every single piece of work. This includes essential historical context as well as, in many cases, the name of the artist and designer – lifting this book out of the morass of other coffee table books that are dense in pictures but light on facts."

Creative Review

The book

Against an increasingly polarizing political backdrop, The Art of Protest takes a visual journey through over a hundred years of social protest. From the early twentieth century suffragettes through to the 1960s and 1970s – considered by many the heyday of uprisings – and contemporary, social media-driven demonstrations of dissent, this illustrative history features iconic posters from world-renowned artists, including notable posters from the archives of Amnesty International, as well as more spontaneous ephemera from short-lived print collectives and street activists. With a foreword from celebrated artist and activist, Anish Kapoor, The Art of Protest showcases more than 100 posters. It covers key campaigns such as women’s liberation, nuclear disarmament, the civil rights movement, climate change, AIDS activism, and Black Lives Matter, revealing artists who have pushed boundaries, given voice to the marginalised, and railed against those who seek to deny people their rights to peace and equality.


Produced in collaboration with Amnesty International. Includes access to their art archives and a global supporter base of more than 7 million, with members, supporters and activists in over 150 countries, and offices in 68 countries.