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Articles & Interviews

Carol A. Wells Interview, Activist Video Archive (AVA), Los Angeles, CA, 2023

Ted Hajjar Interview, Activist Video Archive (AVA), Los Angeles, CA, 2023

Carol A. Wells & Ted Hajjar Interview, Activist Video Archive (AVA), Los Angeles, CA, 2023

Can Design Stop A War & Save The Planet? : Five Posters That Changed History, Carol A. Wells,
Graphicus Magazine, Turin, Italy, April, 2022

Change the World, Kazoo Magazine, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, November, 2021

In Graphic Design, What Does It Mean to be Accessible?, Teena Apeles, KCET, Los Angeles, CA, June 21, 2021

A Tour Through Design and Social Activism in LA, From 1960s to Today, Matt Stromberg, Hyperallergic, Brooklyn, NY, USA, June 20, 2021

A D. C. Poster Exhibit Aims to Get Out the Vote, Displaying Political Imagery Days Before the Election, Justin Wm. Moyer, The Washington Post, Washington, D. C., USA, October 23, 2020

For decades, activists got free rent from a leftist landlord. His son is putting a stop to it, Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, USA, September 17, 2020

Saving the Peace Center
, Tara Lynn Wagner, Spectrum News, Culver City, USA, September 11, 2020

"Bollocks to Brexit": The UK and Trump are the big stars of EU election posters, Annabelle Timsit, Quartz, New York, USA, May 21, 2019

Be Inspired to Action at the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Trina Calderon, Best of LA Weekly, Los Angeles, California, USA, August 27, 2018 

Political Poster Renaissance​, Carol A. Wells, Communication Arts, Menlo Park, California, USA, August 14, 2018

Die Stimme des Löwen, Carol A. Wells, novum World of Graphic Design, Munich, Germany, August, 2018

Blok Design per il Centro per lo studio della grafica politica, Elena Chiocchia, Printaly, Italy, June 4, 2018

Center for the Study of Political Graphics by Blok, Richard Baird, Blog: Branding, Packaging & Opinion, England, March 3, 2018

Record Keeping & Radical Collections: Blog with reflections from the CAM 2018 Conference, Karen Limon Corrales, California Association of Museums, Santa Cruz , California, USA, February 5, 2018

The Radical Design Archive Preserving 100 Years of Political Graphics, Margaret Andersen, AIGA Eye on Design, October, 12, 2017

In its 25th year, the Getty's Multicultural Internship Program is changing the face of arts leadership in L.A., Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, USA, August 1, 2017
Los Memes Mantienen Vivos los Carteles Electorales, José Manuel Abad Liñán, El Pais Journal, Madrid, Spain, November 8, 2016.
Poster Politics: Understanding the Art of Persuasion, Carol A. Wells, CNN Style, London, England, November 4, 2016
From Clinton's Shimmy to Pepe the Frog: Memes and the LOLcat effect on the 2016 Election, Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, USA, October 20, 2016
Thing: May Day Posters, Jennie Freeburg, ACID FREE Magazine, Los Angeles, California, USA, May 2016
A Revolutionary Art Form That Leads to Social Change, Eric Ortiz, TruthDig, Los Angeles, California, USA, May 13, 2016
Mini golf in downtown L.A.? That and other arts projects win grants from Mike Kelley Foundation, Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, USA, April 5, 2016

85,000 of the World's Angriest Posters are Sitting in Culver City, David Futch, Los Angeles Weekly, Los Angeles,  California, USA, March 12, 2015
Using Art in the Struggle for Social Justice, Eric Ahlberg, Beachhead, Venice, California, USA, October, 2013

10 Political Things to Do in L.A. Before (and After) the Election, Tanja M. Laden, Los Angeles Weekly, California, USA, November 2, 2012
The Oldest Things in Southern California's Archives, Part 1, Nathan Masters, KCET, Burbank, California, USA, June 13, 2012
Admiring LA's Center for the Study of Political Graphics *, Iris Schneider, LA Observed, Los Angeles, California, USA, April 23, 2012
Power to the Paper: An Interview with Carol Wells, Steven Heller,Voice-AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts), New York, New York, USA, June 13, 2006
DESIGN NOTEBOOK; For Graphic Artists, Back to the Barricades, Phil Patton, New York Times, New York, New York, USA, August 26, 2004

Paper Trails: Exploring World History through Documents and Images: Poster Art and World History, Marc Jason Gilbert, World History Connected, Champaign, Illinois, USA, May 2004
Protest Posters Find Asylum With Activist, Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, USA, June 5, 2001

Exhibition Press
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From Cuba to Vietnam: “A Present Retrospective”, Clara Cheong, Arts Equator, Hanoi, Vietnam, June 7, 2017 

Vietnam in the eyes of a Cuban artist— A present retrospective, Bao Yen, Repeating Islands, May 29, 2017

Satirical Election Posters Remain America's Great Equalizer, Catherine Chapman,The Creators Project/Vice.Com, Venice, California, USA, August 9, 2016

The Enduring Power of Posters to Promote and Provoke, Michael Dooley, Print Magazine, Palm Coast, Florida, USA, January 16, 2014

Graphic protest: Using images to sell ideology, Carol A. Wells, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, USA, July 31, 2005

Color it Cuban, Anne-Marie O'Connor, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, USA, July 20, 2004



TEDX - Can Art Stop a War and Save the Planet?
August 19, 2015

Act Out! - Rioting Clowns, Graphic Politics, and Climate Change
March 25, 2015

Monomania L.A.: Carol Wells & The Politics of Postering
February 20, 2015

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