Tag Archives: AIDS Graphics

The Language of Protest

The AIDS crisis in the 1980s propelled many to take to the streets in anger and protest to rebel against the Reagan government, demanding rights to healthcare, treatment for AIDS, funding, and information. This movement mobilized communities, and in particular … Continue reading

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The Indomitable Spirit

Barbara Kruger, The Indomitable Spirit, 1990 (1349.2000) In response to the AIDS crisis of the 1980s and early 90s, a range of activist groups, including ACT UP and Gran Fury, created a group of 230 photomontage posters, stickers, pamphlets, and … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day

ACT UP ad hoc Gay Pride Committee, U.S. Spends More in 5 Hours on Defense than in 5 Years on Healthcare, 1989 Richard Deagle, Tom Starace, and Joe Wollin (ACT UP New York), American Flag, 1989 ACT UP New York, … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day

ACT UP, The AIDS Crisis Is Not Over, late 1980s GANG, AIDS Crisis, ca. 1991 ACT UP, The Truth Shall Set You Free (recto), ca. 1989 ACT UP, The Truth Shall Set You Free (verso), ca. 1989 Unidentified Artist, New … Continue reading

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Flip Side of the Stonewall Raid

ACT UP New York, The First Gay Pride Was a Riot, ca. 1991 With the recent death of Seymour Pine, the police officer who led the 1969 raid on the Stonewall Inn, it seems appropriate to reflect on one of the … Continue reading

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Protect Marriage Equality in Maine

Gran Fury, Read My Lips, 1988 Mainers, vote NO on prop 1.

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