Art “Reverting to Type,” an exhibition on protest posters

“Reverting to Type,” an exhibition on protest posters

Emanuele D'Angelo

Typographic printing has always been for a long time a means of dissent, even if now technology has managed to overcome it there are those who have not forgotten its beauty, importance and history.

The London-based artisan print shop New North Press, ten years after the last one, has created a new exhibition entitled “Reverting to Type”.

The founders of New North Press, Richard Ardagh and Graham Bignell, have involved several print shops from all over the world, to create a unique exhibition gathering the best protest posters.

A tradition that despite the passage of time has never been interrupted. From Martin Luther, who with his “Ninety-five Theses” posted in All Saints’ Day in Wittenberg, shook the Christian universe, to the latest protests of the “Black Lives Matter” movement, posters represent a fundamental part of our history.

All of these historic and iconic posters can be found on display at the Standpoint Gallery in London on view until January 29, 2021.
The exhibition is clearly also available online or you can visit the appropriate Instagram account.

Written by Emanuele D'Angelo
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