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Dead Feminists: Historic Heroines in Living Color (Hardcover)
This book from local letterpress luminaries Chandler & Jessica celebrates their series of broadsides featuring powerful quotes from dead feminists. We learn, not only about the fascinating lives of these 24 women, but the research, details, and thought that went into creating the fantastic art devoted to them. [sweet pea]— From Dead Feminists
A national bestseller, this gorgeously illustrated letterpress-inspired book combines feminist history with a vision for a better future. Dead Feminists is a lushly illustrated and inclusive celebration of inspiring women who transformed the world and created social change.
Based on the beloved letterpress poster series of the same name, Dead Feminists interweaves intricate broadside art with archival photographs and ephemera. This book brings feminist history to life, profiling 27 unforgettable forebears of the modern women's movement such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Gwendolyn Brooks, Rachel Carson, and more. Across eras and industries, passions and geographies, this collection of diverse, progressive, and perseverant women faced what looked like insurmountable odds and yet, still, they persisted.
Dead Feminists, which features a foreword by Jill Lepore, author of The Secret History of Wonder Woman, is an illuminating and innovative reminder that women can be extraordinary agents of change. The future is female, but in many ways so is the past. Dead Feminists takes feminist inspiration to a new level of artistry and shows how ordinary and extraordinary women have made a difference throughout history (and how you can too).
Adina De Zavala
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Washington State Suffragists.
About the Author
Chandler O'Leary received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is the proprietor of an illustration and lettering business called Anagram Press. Jessica Spring holds an MFA from the Center for Book and Paper Arts. She is a letterpress printer and teacher and the proprietor of Springtide Press.