Chicago Women’s Graphic Collective

The featured poster is a reprinted Cuban poster by the Chicago Women’s Graphics Collective. They have produced and distributed thousands of colorful feminist posters worldwide.

The Chicago Women’s Graphics Collective was organized in 1970 to create posters for the growing women’s liberation movement.
The Women’s Graphics Collective used silkscreen to create large brilliantly colored prints in large quantities on a low budget. Later the group used offset printing for the more popular posters.

The founders of the Graphics Collective wanted their new feminist art to be a collective process in order to set it apart from the male-dominated Western art culture. Each poster was created by a committee of 2 to 4 women led by the artist/designer.

Thousands of posters were sold all over the world until the Graphics Collective dissolved in 1983.


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