The 1960s: Silkscreen Book

This book is a visual documentary of the controversial social issues that engulfed America during the 1960s. Using a concertina fold format, the issues are divided by the two sides of the book. The first depicts iconic imagery of some of the atrocities surrounding the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War with the reverse side showcasing iconic imagery of the reaction against the war and racial segregation. The absense of a beginning or end to these issues is represented by the seamless narrative that the concertina format creates. The whole book is screen printed between greyboard offcuts from a letterpress workshop held together using a screenprinted belly band with a quote by journalist Tom Brokaw. "The sixties had so many parts, so many beginnings without endings, so many convulsions it is impossible to get a uniform judgement of exactly what it was we went through"

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