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"Post No Bills": Artists use public space to share their message

The San Francisco Print Collective makes graphic art to support social justice movements.

When you walk around town, you’re sure to see large posters pasted to construction sites and the sides of buildings. Many are advertisements for movies, records, or cars. Occasionally, you’ll see a poster that isn’t selling anything: It may be there to rally people for a demonstration or make a point about affordable health care. But no matter what the intentions of the poster are, these pieces of public art draw mixed reviews from political artists, store-owners, and city workers. 


"I see that wheat-pasting is very similar to other forms of political interventions that retake public space ... It's a form of civil disobedience."

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