Revolution Times: Underground Press of the '60s and '70s

Thursday, October 20, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, December 1, 2016 (All day)
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The history of 1960s and 1970s radical newspapers comes to life in this visual exhibit, featuring historically significant counterculture newspapers from the archive of Black Panther Party historian Billy X Jennings. Gallery talk with Jennings: November 3, 3:30pm - 5pm. Reception: November 3, 5pm - 7pm. Gallery hours: Tuesdays - Fridays, 11am - 4pm. The gallery will be closed for Thanksgiving break, November 23 through November 26. Free.
Fine Arts Building, Design Gallery (Room 115)
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Revolution Times is an exhibition celebrating the graphic design of 1960s and 1970s radical newspapers, which were tools used for organizing movement toward social change, motivating masses and disseminating ideas to promote a rise in counter culture. It highlights the graphic design that challenged societal norms while creating an ethos around the struggle for equality, civic engagement and justice.

The exhibit features selections from The Black Panther Newspaper, The Berkeley Barb, The East Village Other, Basta Ya, Berkeley Tribe, San Francisco Oracle, Chicago Seed and many others.

Curated and designed by Stacy Asher, Aaron Sutherlen and students at University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

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The Design Gallery’s mission is to inform and educate the campus community, the design community and general public in the diversity of practices and issues of design in its past, its present and future. The gallery functions as a collaborative teaching and learning workspace for students, faculty and internal and external partners and as a public forum, inviting deeper engagement in design practices and discourses.

Activities include individual and group exhibitions, lectures, symposia and publications spanning industrial, graphic, interactive, apparel and interior design. Themes and discourse span the contemporary and historical, the theoretical and practical, the commercial and social and the expansive implications of design. The Design Gallery is based in SF State’s School of Design.