Alec “Icky” Dunn



Alec “Icky” Dunn
is an illustrator, writer, and printer living in Portland, OR.  He has designed book and record covers, political graphics, punk fliers and is a member of the Justseeds Artists Cooperative. Alec is a nurse who works in critical care, harm reduction, and street medicine. He has co-edited Signal: A Journal of International Political Graphics & Culture with Josh MacPhee since 2010 and co-authored An Introductory Guide to Assessing and Understanding Common Wounds with People Who Inject Drugs (with Tim Gauthier)in 2020. 





Signal 01: A Journal of International Political Graphics & Culture
Signal 02: A Journal of International Political Graphics & Culture
Signal 03: A Journal of International Political Graphics & Culture
Signal 04: A Journal of International Political Graphics & Culture
Signal 05: A Journal of International Political Graphics & Culture
Signal 06: Journal of International Political Graphics & Culture
Signal 07: A Journal of International Political Graphics and Culture

Signal 01: A Journal of International Political Graphics & Culture

SKU: 9781604860917
Editors: Josh MacPhee and Alec Icky Dunn
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604860917
Published: 8/2010
Format: Paperback, mobi, ePub, PDF
Page count: 144
Size: 5 x 7
Subjects: Art, Politics, History

Signal 01 includes:

  • The Future of Xicana Printmaking: Alec Dunn and Josh MacPhee interview the Taller Tupac Amaru
  • The Adventures of Red Rat: Alec Dunn interviews Johannes van de Weert
  • Hard Travelin’: A photo essay with IMPEACH
  • Early 20th-Century Anarchist Imprints
  • Mexico 68: The Graphic Production of a Movement: Santiago Armengod interviews Felipe Hernandez Moreno
  • Adventure Playgrounds: A photo essay
  • Designing Anarchy: Dan Poyner interviews Rufus Segar


Signal 02: A Journal of International Political Graphics & Culture

SKU: 9781604862980
Editors: Josh MacPhee and Alec “Icky” Dunn
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604862980
Published: 7/2012
Format: Paperback, mobi, ePub, PDF
Size: 5 x 7
Page count: 160
Subjects: Art, Politics, History

Signal 02 includes:

  • Design, Mass-Production, and Social Movements: An Interview with Sandy K. of image-shift
  • Anarchist Posters in Japan
  • Breaking Chains: Political Graphics and the Anti-Apartheid Struggle
  • Selling Freedom: Promotional Posters from the 1910s
  • Street Art, Oaxacan Struggle, and the Mexican Context
  • Covering the Wall: Revolutionary Murals in 1970s Portugal
  • Røde Mor -Danish printmaking, pop music, and politics


Signal 03: A Journal of International Political Graphics & Culture

SKU: 9781604863628
Editors: Josh MacPhee and Alec Dunn
Published: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604863628
Published: 1/2014
Format: Paperback, mobi, ePub, PDF
Size: 5 x 7
Page count: 160
Subjects: Politics-Social Movements/Art

Signal 03 includes:

  • Sonic Internationalism: An Interview with Paredon Records Founder Barbara Dane
  • Game of Destruction: Deltor Stencils the Enemies of Socialism by Stephen Goddard
  • Organized Artists/Reproductive Resistance: Reflecting on the Medu Arts Ensemble
  • Quebec Spring: Striking Culture by David Widgington
  • Memories of Revolution: Yugoslav Partisan Memorials by Robert Burghardt and Gal Kirn


Signal 04: A Journal of International Political Graphics & Culture

SKU: 9781629631066
Editors: Josh MacPhee and Alec Dunn
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781629631066
Published: 6/2015
Format: Paperback, mobi, ePub, PDF
Size: 5 x 7
Page count: 176
Subjects: Art/Politics

Signal 04 includes:

  • Imaging Palestine: Rochelle Davis and Emma Murphy take a look at Palestinian Affairs, one of the PLO’s major publications
  • Fighting Fire with Water: Lincoln Cushing discusses the Bay Area Peace Navy’s large-scale visual interventions
  • The Walls Speak Even If the Media Is Silent: Tennessee Watson documents a project made in response to the violence in Juárez
  • Revolutionary Continuum: Jared Davidson cracks open New Zealand’s Kotare Trust Poster Archive
  • Kommune 1: Michael McCanne teases out the early years of West Germany’s militant counterculture
  • Illustrating the 3rd World: Josh MacPhee interviews Max Karl Winkler, book cover designer for Three Continents Press
  • Dynamic Collectivity: Ryan Hayes traces the history of Toronto’s Punchclock Printing Collective


Signal 05: A Journal of International Political Graphics & Culture

SKU: 9781629631561
Editors: Josh MacPhee and Alec Dunn
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781629631561
Published: 8/2016
Format: Paperback, mobi, ePub, PDF
Size: 5 x 7
Page count: 176
Subjects: Art/Politics

Signal 05 includes:

  • The Club de Grabado de Montevideo: Georgia Phillips-Amos unearths printmaking under dictatorship
  • Three Print Collectives: Alec Dunn interviews Friends of Ibn Firnas, A3BC, and the Pangrok Sulap collective
  • Survival by Sharing—Printing over Profit: Josh MacPhee interviews Paul Werner about the history of New York City’s Come!Unity Press
  • The Pyramid’s Reign: Analyzing an enduring symbol of capitalism with Eric Triantafillou
  • Empty Forms—Occupied Homes: Marc Herbst looks at the intersection between movement design and the struggle for housing in Barcelona
  • Discs of the Gun: A trip through music and militancy in postwar Italy by Josh MacPhee


Signal 06: Journal of International Political Graphics & Culture

Editors: Josh MacPhee and Alec Dunn
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 978-1-62963-387-9
Published: 02/2018
Format: Paperback, mobi, ePub, PDF
Size: 7×5
Page count: 176
Subjects: Art / Politics

Praise

“Offering these graphics to generations far beyond their original audiences, this title is recommended for designers, activists, archivists, and scholars studying protest movements.”
Library Journal

“If you are interested in the use of graphic art and communication in political struggles, don’t miss the latest issue of Signal.”
—Rick Poynor, Design Observer

“As a series, this is a great resource. Dunn and MacPhee are filling a void.”
—Printeresting.org

Signal 06 includes:

• Basement Workshop: The Genesis of New York’s Asian American Resistance Culture
• Jamaa Al-Yad: An Interview with Daniel Drennan ElAwar
• La Escuela de Cultura Popular Revolucionaria Mártires del 68: Thirty Years of Collective Agitation in Mexico City
• The Appalachian Movement Press
• Adhesing Uprisings, and much more.



Signal 07: A Journal of International Political Graphics and Culture

Signal 07: A Journal of International Political Graphics and Culture

SKU: 9781629638669
Editor: Josh MacPhee and Alec Dunn
Series: PM Press
ISBN: 9781629638669
Published: 7/2021
Format: Paperback
Size: 5×7
Pages: 176
Subjects: Art-Street Art/Politics-Activism

Praise

“Offering these graphics to generations far beyond their original audiences, this title is recommended for designers, activists, archivists, and scholars studying protest movements.”
Library Journal

Signal reads like a magazine in that it consists of a number of smaller, independent articles but the loose continuity of subject holds it together as a book. As a series, this is going to be a great resource. Dunn and MacPhee are filling a void in terms of political graphics; there’s a lot of material for them to cover and this is solid start.”
Printeresting.org

Signal is dotted with stunning photography that will certainly reel in many people who are into unusual art. Clocking in at just under 140 glossy pages, Dunn and MacPhee do an impressive job of conveying not only what is new and relevant in political art, but also its history and its presence in the everyday.”
Political Media Review

“If you are interested in the use of graphic art and communication in political struggles, don’t miss the latest issue of Signal.”
—Rick Poynor, Design Observer

Signal couldn’t have arrived at a better time to reassure those of us using visual culture to enter a political discourse. ”
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