I love colorful vaguely utopian political art. Help me buy more.
November 4, 2017 10:34 AM   Subscribe

I am obsessed with the affordably priced lefty posters from JustSeeds. I would like to find more art like this to buy for my walls and my comrades. My tastes run more towards utopian/colorful/ecological than grim/scary/death imagery. For example, this honeybee-inspired "Labor Creates All Wealth" image is very much my thing. I also want to support lesser-known shops, artists, and collectives than say, Shepherd Fairy.
posted by mostly vowels to Grab Bag (12 answers total) 49 users marked this as a favorite
Some of the Beehive Design Collective and Crimethinc stuff is probably darker than you're looking for, but they both have some things I think you might like.
posted by box at 11:06 AM on November 4, 2017 [2 favorites]

Syracuse Cultural Workers might have some stuff you'll like.
posted by lyssabee at 11:09 AM on November 4, 2017 [2 favorites]

You want Nikki McClure; you can buy her calendars and prints at BuyOlympia.com
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 11:15 AM on November 4, 2017 [4 favorites]

I have friends that do exactly this kind of thing, cheerful fun adorable utopian visions. They don't seem to have a ton for sale per se but I know they take commissions.
posted by tchemgrrl at 11:17 AM on November 4, 2017

I think you'd like the Creative Action Network, which invites artists to create illustrations based on various political themes. Very positive.
posted by pinochiette at 1:44 PM on November 4, 2017

Couple things to clarify:
-Crimethinc is decidedly the opposite of what I'm looking for.
-Syracuse Cultural Workers has great stuff and I like their work, but I really want more obscure artwork (preferably small-run prints, if at all possible) than, say, the usual lefty posters you see in a UU church social hall.

Some great answers, please keep them coming.
posted by mostly vowels at 2:07 PM on November 4, 2017

Rhea Ewing is a local hero. Their work combines fascination with the forms of nature and support for a better world. Many samples at the website rheaewing.com. Rhea's intricate designs work well for coloring books: the Seven Strengths series illuminates the fundamental cooperation in nature. They sell prints, imprinted merch like tees and fabric, and even originals thru their site.
posted by Jesse the K at 2:46 PM on November 4, 2017

You might like some of the posters from the Organisation of Solidarity of the People of Asia, Africa, & Latin America - OSPAAAL. Lots of amazing (retro) designs, and they should be for sale, though I'm not sure that the site is still active.
posted by sagc at 3:59 PM on November 4, 2017

Favianna Rodriguez who has some art up at JustSeeds, Dignidad Rebelde and Melanie Cervantes, Miriam Klein Stahl, Zeph Fish (maybe you could buy?), Political Gridlock, Micah Bazant, maybe look through these posters?
posted by latkes at 9:30 PM on November 4, 2017

Oh, hey, I also asked this before.
posted by ITheCosmos at 10:30 AM on November 5, 2017

ITheCosmos I have no idea how I missed that! Thanks for posting it. I think this is plenty to keep me busy for ages. Thanks comrades!!
posted by mostly vowels at 5:57 PM on November 8, 2017

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