Dead Feminists: Historic Heroines in Living Color by Chandler O'Leary and Jessica Spring
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
- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: Sasquatch Books; Reprint edition (October 11, 2016)
- Language: English
- Dimensions: 7.2 x 1 x 10.8 inches
Chandler O’Leary is an illustrator, letterer and entrepreneur living and working in the Pacific Northwest. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and later settled in Washington State with her husband and son, in a century-old Craftsman house overlooking Puget Sound.
Pacific Northwesterner Jessica Spring started setting cold type on a Compugraphic Editwriter 7300 phototypesetting machine (a huge console with a big green screen) in 1982 as an undergraduate English major, beginning her lifelong interest in typography. She learned to set real metal type in 1989 and has been a letterpress printer ever since.