Strikethrough Typographic Messages of Protest

Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest, is a new exhibition on view beginning July 23, 2022 at the Letterform archive. Curated by Silas Munro with Stephen Coles of Letterform Archive, the exhibition will feature more than 100 objects of protest spanning the 1800s to today. The visual history of protest on display will range from nineteenth-century antislavery broadsides to the colorful affiches of the Paris 1968 uprising, from the revolutionary Black Panther newspaper to the public awareness posters of the AIDS crisis.

The hardcover exhibition catalog, Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest, is authored by Munro, with an introduction by Colette Gaiter. The catalog tells the story of graphic design in protest with 250 images, including high-resolution reproductions from Letterform Archive’s collection, archival imagery of the art in action, informative historical features, and a contribution on type by Coles. Designed by Munro with Brian Johnson, Michelle Lamb, and Randa Hadi of Polymode, it features custom typefaces by Tré Seals of Vocal Type and Ben Kiel and Jesse Ragan of XYZ Type.