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Posters of Discontent: A Political Expression In Graphic Art On The EMU Campus

Sep 28, 2016

The gallery set up in EMU's Student Center
Credit Lisa Barry

There’s a special graphic art exhibition on display inside the Eastern Michigan University Student Center, featuring 74 politically based posters from artists around the world.

The “Posters of Discontent” exhibition was organized by EMU professor of graphic design in the school of art and design, Andrew Maniotes.

Andrew Maniotes is a professor of graphic design in the school of art and design at EMU.
Credit Lisa Barry

I spoke to him about the graphic art display…

In addition to the 74 posters from artists around the world, Eastern Michigan University graphic art students were asked to express how they felt about the racist graffiti found on the EMU campus.

An EMU student expresses their reaction to racist graffiti found on the school's campus in a special poster included in the exhibition.
Credit Lisa Barry

Those posters have been added to the exhibition which can be seen in the EMU Student Center Gallery through October 12.

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