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News: The Graphic Imperative exhibition is now in Philadelphia
April 12, 2006, from Elizabeth Resnick

Poster by Alice Drueding & Joe Scorsone
Elizabeth Resnick, Frank Baseman and Chaz Maviyane-Davies are proud to announce The Graphic Imperative: International Posters of Peace, Social Justice and the Environment 1965-2005 is now on display at The Design Center at Philadelphia University, Philadelphia PA (US), from April 3 to May 23, 2006.

The Graphic Imperative is a select retrospective of 40 years of international sociopolitical posters. Themes include dissent, liberation, racism, sexism, human rights, civil rights, environmental and health concerns, AIDS, war, literacy and tolerance, collectively providing a window to an age of great change.

Focusing on the issues of our turbulent times, these 111 posters endeavor to show the social, political and aesthetic concerns of many cultures in a single exhibition through delineating themes and contrasting political realities.

The 80-page color exhibition catalogue is available on-site and through
mail order:

For those of you who live in the Tri-state area:

Graphic Imperative Gallery Tours:
Tuesday, April 11, 4:00-5:00 p.m. and 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Tours will be led by co-curator Frank Baseman.
Attendance is limited to 25 people per session.
Make a reservation in advance.
Call Carla Bednar at 215-951-2862 or e-mail

Graphic Imperative Panel Discussion:
Wednesday, April 19, Reception 6:00 p.m.; Panel Discussion 7:00 p.m.
Tuttleman Auditorium, Philadelphia University campus
Sponsored by AIGA Philadelphia and Neenah Paper Inc
Alice Drueding, Professor, Tyler School of Art, Partner Scorsone Drueding
Joe Scorsone, Professor, Tyler School of Art, Partner Scorsone Drueding
Lanny Sommese, Professor, Penn State University. All three panelists have
posters in the exhibit.
Frank Baseman, Associate Professor, Philadelphia University, moderator

Events are free and open to the public

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