Rise Up! The Art of Protest by Jo Rippon
This book utilises artwork, particularly posters, that have been created to draw attention to a variety of protest movements. They range across six themes and a time period from the early 20th century to the present day, covering women’s rights, anti-racism, disarmament, protest initiated by young people, LBGTQ+ rights and environmentalism. As artist and political cartoonist Chris Riddell says in his foreword ‘the beauty of the art of protest, as this book shows, isn’t just about the lettering or images used, although these are often very beautiful, but about the power of the message.’ Produced in collaboration with Amnesty International, this is a book to provoke questioning and discussion as well as consideration of how people can express themselves through art.