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The Design of Dissent Collection

About the Collection

The Design of Dissent Collection Series 1 consists of the posters, postcards, books, pamphlets, and other items that made up the original traveling exhibition. Series 2 consists of materials collected by Mirko Ilic for a 2017 update of the Design of Dissent book. Series 3 consists of items added to a Design of Dissent exhibition presented by Civilization in Seattle. Their exhibition included selected materials from the original Design of Dissent exhibition, plus items they added, a few of which were donated by Civilization to the Glaser Archives. Unless otherwise indicated, items listed are posters. “The Design of Dissent,” an exhibition and book created by Milton Glaser and Mirko Ilić, examined the vital graphic response to the constraints of government and suppressive political forces. The exhibition was held at SVA in 2005 and featured more than 100 political posters and other graphic art from around the world. Ilić published an updated edition of the book in 2017, adding political graphics created between 2005-2017.