Stencil Pirates Call for Art Roundup

1) SAW
Deadline: September 1, 2005

SAW ( is seeking posters for an international street art campaign about land and the effects of globalization. We want you to design and submit posters that will be printed and wheatpasted in cities across Europe and North America. The strongest designs will be published as a mass produced, newsprint poster collection. This will be a 24 page, 2-color newspaper which will include up to 30 posters. SAW will pay for the printing, and volunteers will distribute the posters. The majority of posters will be wheatpasted in public by participating artists and folks who just want to paste up their city.

For examples of similar projects, see:

Based in the U.S., SAW is a network of printmakers, stencil artists, graffiti writers and painters who use the streets for art and activism. We are taking back our cities and towns from the businessmen, cops and politicians who define public space for their own benefit. As a volunteer-run group, we make street art for political campaigns and post each other’s work across North America. Since 2001, our projects have talked about prisons, the mass media and utopian ideas for the future.

SAW wants to look at how globalization has affected our lands and how people are fighting back. How has it affected land in the cities -
especially housing? How has globalization impacted land and workers in the countryside with farming, mining, drilling, logging and other
resource extraction? What are the connections between land struggles in the global south, indigenous nations and the industrialized north? How are workers, farmers and campesinos resisting the impacts of globalization? What organizing strategies have worked and which ones have failed?

We want posters that build connections between international struggles and actual organized projects with high profile publicity. We especially want to see multilingual submissions and work from the perspective of women, Third World communities and indigenous/First Nations. Although it’s not required, we encourage artists to collaborate with grassroots, social change organizations of their choosing to make posters. We want work that is both imaginative and relevant to "on the ground" organizing around issues of land, housing and globalization.

For more details and submission process:

phone: 415-821-7282
mail: Josh M./SAW, PO Box 476971, Chicago, IL 60647
after August 1st: 53 Third St., Troy, NY 12180


2) Reproduce and Revolt!: Radical Graphics for the
21st Century

Attention Radical Artists!
CALL FOR ARTWORK to be published in a new book.
Deadline: October 31st, 2005

Reproduce and Revolt!: Radical Graphics for the 21st Century
Edited by Josh MacPhee
Soft Skull Press

Reproduce and Revolt! is a graphic toolbox to be launched into the hands of political activists. The book will contain over 300 new and exciting
high-quality illustrations and graphics about social justice and political activism for activists to use on flyers, posters, t-shirts, brochures, stencils or any other graphic aspects of political campaigns. All the graphics will be bold and easy to reproduce, in addition to being open source/anti-copyright. The book will come with clear instructions on how to best utilize the images so as to improve the graphic qualities of political campaigns. It will also contain a short history of political graphics, an archive of political flyers and posters throughout history, as well as information about and a bibliography of further reading for all of the social justice issues the art will cover.

I am now collecting submissions of graphics, illustrations and art for the book, which will be published by Soft Skull Press in late 2006. I will chose for the book according quality of the image, reproducibility, and how well they convey the issues. Not everyone's submissions will be included. I will also be attempting to craft the book to represent the output of as diverse a group of artists as possible, across gender, race, nationality, sexuality, ability, etc. Reproduce & Revolt! is not intended to be a who's who of well known and successful political artists, this call is open to all levels of artists.

This is my second book with Soft Skull Press ( My first, Stencil Pirates: A Global Survey of Street
Stenciling, was released in July 2004. Stencil Pirates has gottengreat reviews and is currently in it's third printing.

Here are the specifications for the images:
• Black and White/Greyscale.
• High Resolution: either original artwork on paper or high res digital images, minimum 600 dpi for greyscale, 1200 dpi for line art.
• vector-based graphics in .ai and .eps file types are encouraged (but in no way mandatory!)
• A minimum of 6 inches x 6 inches.
• All mediums are accepted (various forms of printmaking, drawing, digital design, collages, etc.). The main factor is reproducibility.
• I am not interested in images of Bush and other current politicians, by the time the book comes out they will no longer be timely. Please DON'T submit them.

Here are the catagories the images should be about (there will inevitably be overlap between the categories, these are simply guidelines and suggestions to help clarify and spark inspiration). In addition, the book will contain graphics in support of positive
activities and graphics in opposition to negative aspects of the world, these are both included below (in alphabetical order, not order of importance!):

• Anti-Authoritarianism (including anarchism, hierarchy, direct action, mutual aid and more)
• Anti-Racism (including racial equality, institutional racism, attacks on youth of color, white privilege and more)
• Counter-Globalization (including corporate control, IMF, World Bank, WTO, capitalism, austerity, world debt, alternative economies and more)
• Education (including privatization, self-education, free schools, liberatory pedagogy, urban inequalities, military recruitment and more)
• Environment (including environmental justice, environmental racism, endangered species, animal rights, earth liberation, deforestation, strip mining, water rights, bio-tech, organics, community gardens and more)
• Feminism (including women's struggles, wages for housework, equal pay for equal work, equal rights, gender discrimination, women's liberation
movement, sexual assault, men against sexism, fat lib. and more)
• Government (including bureaucracy, taxes, anti-cop, police brutality, elections and more)
• Health Care (including disability, mental health, AIDS, access, abortion, aging and more)
• Housing (including public housing, gentrification, private ownership, abandonment, homelessness and more)
• International Solidarity (including connections with movements around the world, borders, mutual aid, national liberation, Zapatista support, indigenous solidarity and more)
• Labor (including unions, work slowdowns/stoppages/sabotage, strikes, bosses, anti-work, economics, maquiladoras, sweatshops, sex work and
• Media (including media control, media consolidation, independent media, pirate radio and more)
• Prisons (including prison reform, prison abolition, racism in the criminal justice system, the death penalty, political prisoners, stopping the construction of prisons, torture, sentencing discrepancies and more)
• Protest (including marches, protests, direct action, pickets, plowshares, armed actions and more)
• Queer Liberation (including gay, lesbian, trans, intersex, and bisexual struggle, gender binaries, queer bashing, sexual liberation and more)
• War (including anti-war, imperialism, militarism, state terrorism, war tax resistance, nuclear weapons, "collateral damage" and more)

I will craft about a dozen chapters out of these catagories, and each chapters will be filled with 30-40 new and exciting illustrations and
graphics created by dozens of political artists, hopefully including you. A website of high resolution copies of a large number of the images in the book will also be created, and ideally I will include some of the graphics that don't make the cut into the published volume. People will be able to both photocopy the images or pull them directly into digital files via the website.

I hope this project will both help radical activist projects, but also help boost radical artists by getting our work further out into the world. I hope to be able to pay a nominal fee for each piece published as well as give each artist access to books at 50% off the cover price.

All material must be submitted by October 31st, 2005.
There is no limit to the number of images you can submit.
All images need to be emailed to "reproduce [at] justseeds [dot] org"
or mailed to:
Josh MacPhee/R&R
POBox 476971
Chicago, IL 60647