Real Print, posters by 52 contributors
Kristin Beinner James, Pall Björnsson, Todd Bourret, Kate Brown, Lola Bunting, Amina Cain, Tuni Chatterji, Mario Correa, Barb Choit, Matt Connolly, Dana DeGiulio, Kate Dollenmayer, Chris Fallon, Luke Fischbeck, Corey Fogel, Victoria Fu, Paul Gellman, Jeff Gibson, Liz Glynn, Jason Gouliard, Michelle Grabner, Katie Grinnan, Melissa Guerro, Margaret Honda, Violet Hopkins, Claire Iltis, Christopher James, Shaun Johnson, David Karwan, Chris Kasper, Olga Koumoundouros, Zachary Leener, Haven Lin-Kirk, Jen Liu, Caitlin Lonegan, Elizabeth Lopez, Thea Lorentzen, Suzanne McClelland, Susan Morris, Ragen Moss, Laurie Nye, Brian O’Connell, Deirdre O’Dwyer, Philip Ording, Matt Rich, Heather Parlato, Amara Ravva, Kay Rosen, Jenny Salomon, Aram Saroyan, Jonathan Silberman, Vivian Sming, Cal Tabuene-Frolli, Dan Torop, J. Parker Valentine, and Mark Verabioff.
On January 4, 2016, Rakish Light contacted artist friends by email: “As many of you know, last March we bought an old offset press that we’ve been restoring and learning to use under the name Rakish Light. In the same time period, the world went wrong. Early on, we joked that our reinvented, almost obsolete form of analog reproduction might be a necessary tool in dark times. Now we’re cringing at those jokes, but glad to have the press. We have a high-capacity means of production, and we would like to ask you to participate in a last-minute collaborative project to express the combination of urgency, anxiety, and ultimately hope for renewed commitment born of the present moment.” We began printing the responses we received a week later and provided the contributors with a stack of copies to distribute in time for the January 19 inauguration. On the back of each poster we printed: “Not for sale.”