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Thursday
19
APR

Signs of Resistance with Busboys and Poets Books

18:30
20:00
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Please join Busboys and Poets as we welcome author Bonnie Siegler to Busboys and Poets Takoma.

Award-winning graphic designer, Bonnie Siegler, will showcase a collection of visual expressions of resistance throughout American history from her new book, SIGNS OF RESISTANCE. In hundreds of iconic, smart, angry, clever, unforgettable images, her book chronicles what truly makes America great: citizens unafraid of speaking truth to power. Many of the historical images are as relevant today as they were in their time.

Each chapter of SIGNS OF RESISTANCE covers a different movement in history—from the American Revolution, Women’s Suffrage, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Vietnam War to Black Lives Matter, the actions of our forty-fifth president, and the Women’s March.Siegler offers an inspiring, optimistic, and visually galvanizing history lesson about the power people have when they take to the streets and stand up for what’s right.

Bonnie Siegler, voted one of the fifty most influential designers working today by Graphic Design USA, founded and runs the award-winning design studio Eight and a Half. She is best known for her design work for Saturday Night Live, the Criterion Collection, HBO, Late Night with Seth Meyers, StoryCorps, Participant Media, and Newsweek. Most recently, she was the creative director of the Trump parody autobiography You Can’t Spell America Without Me by Alec Baldwin and Kurt Andersen and created the main title sequence for Will & Grace. She has taught at the graduate level for many years at the School of Visual Arts and Yale University, conducted workshops at the Maryland Institute College of Art and Rhode Island School of Design and judged design competitions all over the place. Siegler is the author of two new books, SIGNS OF RESISTANCE, which is a visual history of protest in America, and DEAR CLIENT, which is a book that will (hopefully) help clients work more successfully with creative people.

This event is co-sponsored by Artisan Books. Books will be available for purchase before and after the event. Please contact books@busboysandpoets.com with questions.