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Dead Feminists Book Event

10/18/2016 - 7:00pm

Join us as we celebrate the release of Dead Feminists: Historic Heroines in Living Color, the new book from Chandler O'Leary and Jessica Spring! This gorgeously illustrated, letterpress-inspired book combines feminist history with a vision for a better future. Based on the beloved Dead Feminists letterpress poster series, this illuminating look at 27 women who've changed the world features a foreword by Jill Lepore, author of The Secret History of Wonder Woman. Intricate and beautiful broadside art takes center stage in this richly visual book that ties inspiring women and the challenges they faced to today's most important issues. The book revisits the original posters—plus adds new art, archival photographs, and ephemera—to tell the stories of feminists such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Gwendolyn Brooks, Rachel Carson, and more. 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).

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.

Event address: 
Tacoma Main Library, Olympic Room
1102 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402