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How Posters Have Targeted Police Violence, From the 1960s to Today, Lexis-Oliver Ray, Hyperallergic, Los Angeles, USA, September 28, 2020

18th Street Art Center’s ‘To Protect & Serve?’ examines cycles of police violence through protest art, Christina Campodonico, The Argonaut, Los Angeles, USA, September 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

A Visual History of 50 Years of Social Issues, Gloria Kondrup, Penn State, Centre County, Pennsylvannia, USA, March 28, 2019

The Broad's 'Soul of a Nation': Art from the Rubble of Watts, Makeda Easter, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, USA, March 22, 2019

Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism, Carol A. Wells, Jewish Currents, Accord, New York, USA, September 12, 2018

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 

Carol Wells - Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Carol A. Wells, West Den Haag, Den Haag, The Neherlands, August 25, 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

The Power of the Poster, Alex Demyanenko, Capital & Main, California, USA, June 18, 2018

Artistas Destacan El Poder De Un Cartel Para Despertar Voluntades, Ivan Mejia, Agencia EFE, Madrid, Spain, June 10, 2018

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

The Center for the Study of Political Graphics stages a show of posters designed solely by women, Will Novosedlik, Applied Arts, Toronto, Canada, May 8, 2018

A Woman’s Art Is Never Done: The Feminae Exhibition, Alex Demyanenco, Capital & Main, Los Angeles, California, USA, April 23, 2018

After the killing of Stephon Clark, police need to finally stand up and say: 'Enough',  Guztavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, USA, April 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

Words and Pictures: 'To Protect & Serve?' showcases 50 years of police brutality protest posters,  Sonaiya Kelley, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, USA, January 23, 2018

Poster Power: The Dramatic Impact of Political Art, Paul Von Blum, Truthdig, Santa Monica, California, USA, December 30, 2017

When Hollywood Movie Posters Met Revolutionary Cuban Design, Michael Dooley, Print Mag, Blue Ash, Ohio, USA, December 28, 2017

These Powerful Political Posters Called Out Police Violence in L.A. and Beyond, Drew Tewksbury, Los Angeles Magazine, Los Angeles, California, USA, December 15, 2017

Art. Word. Thought, Nancy Kay Turner, Riot Material, Los Angeles, California, USA, October 3, 2017

Hollywood in Havana: Film posters by Cuban graphic artists are love letters to American cinema, Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, USA, September 29, 2017

When Hollywood Met Castro-Era Havana, Alex Suskind, Vanity Fair, Worldwide/USA, August  18, 2017

 'Hollywood in Havana' at PMCA exhibits Spanish language posters promoting US films as Cuban Art,  Mary Reinholz, Pasadena Weekly, Pasadena, California, USA, August  17, 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


An Abundance of Latin American Art in Los Angeles, Susan Delson, The Wall Street Journal, New York City, New York, USA, July 21, 2017


How Cuba’s Movie Posters Influenced Its Revolutionary Art, Meg Miller, Co.Design, New York City, New York, USA, July 12, 2017


The Cuban Government Brought New Life to Hollywood Movies With These Vivid Posters, Amy Crawford, Smithsonian.com, Washington, DC, USA, July 2017


Historical political graphics shed new light on social issues, Sarah Kim, Tyler Kwon and McKenna Thurber, HS Insider Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, USA, June 29, 2017


Here comes 'Condozilla': Housing protest posters from around the globe, R. Daniel Foster, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, USA, June 18, 2017


How Artists Survive: They Learn to Cook at the Peace Press, Juri Koll, HuffPost, New York City, New York, USA, June 17, 2017

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


Hollywood In Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films, Cuba Journal, Miami, Florida, USA, May 5, 2017


Hollywood in Havana to Join Getty-Led Pacific Stand Time: LA/LA, Pasadena Independent, Pasadena, California, USA, January 11, 2017


An Exhibit of Cuban Posters of U.S. Movies Sheds New Light on the Island Nation, Eva Recinos,LA Weekly, Los Angeles, California, USA, January 3, 2017


Los Memes Mantienen Vivos los Carteles Electorales, José Manuel Abad Liñán, El Pais Journal, Madrid, Spain, November 8, 2016. Note: This link is no longer available


Poster Politics: Understanding the Art of Persuasion, Carol A. Wells, CNN Style, London, England, November 4, 2016


Cuba's take on Hollywood classics, The Art Newspaper, London, England, October 25, 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


Pasadena Museum of California Art to Participate in PST: LA/LA with Cuban Film Posters Exhibition, Pasadena Now, Pasadena, California, USA, October 19, 2016


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


Original Poster Art Exhibit Pays Tribute to Mexico's Missing 43 Students,  Sola Agustsson, Huffington Post, New York City, New York, USA, March 7, 2016


A poster exhibit stopping in L.A. gives voice to Mexico's missing 43 students, Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times, California, USA, February 18, 2016


Museum commemorates Ayotzinapa with a ‘Roar of Silence’, Francisca Ortega, Houston Chronicle, Houston, Texas, USA, February 18, 2016


International Art Posters Remember Mexico's Missing Students,  Catherine Chapman, The Creators Project-Vice.com, Venice, California, USA, Feb 16, 2016


Exposición en Los Ángeles mantiene vigente el caso Ayotzinapa,  Isaias Alvarado, La Opinión, Los Angeles, California, USA, January 29, 2016


Historic Boycott Posters Exhibit Coming to Tacoma, The Suburban Times, Lakewood, Washington, USA, June 30, 2015


Considering the Immigrant Experience through Political Posters Laura C. Mallonee, Hyperallergic, Brooklyn, New York, USA, June 2 2015

Posters Promoting Israel Boycott Were Vandalized, Curator Says, Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, USA, May 29, 2014

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


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


The Breakthrough of Students Against Mass Incarceration, The Guardian-UCSD, San Diego, California, USA, December 2, 2013


Using Art in the Struggle for Social Justice, Eric Ahlberg, Beachhead, Venice, California, USA, October, 2013


Political Posters Invade Arena 1 Gallery for Santa Monica Art Walk, Santa Monica Mirror, California, USA, March 12, 2013


On View: 'Decades of Dissent' Shows the Power of Political Posters, Liesl BradnerLos Angeles Times, California, USA, November 3, 2012


10 Political Things to Do in L.A. Before (and After) the Election, Tanja M. Laden, Los Angeles Weekly, California, USA, November 2, 2012


Seeing Things | Power to the Poster, Brooke Hodge, New York Times, New York, New York, USA, October 11, 2012


Decade of Dissent: Democracy in Action 1965-1975 at the new West Hollywood Library, USA, September 26, 2012


The Oldest Things in Southern California's Archives, Part 1, Nathan Masters, KCET, Burbank, California, USA, June 13, 2012


A Decade of Dissent, Tiffany Do, Proofs, Los Angeles, California, USA, June 1, 2012


Admiring LA's Center for the Study of Political Graphics *, Iris Schneider, LA Observed, Los Angeles, California, USA, April 23, 2012


Historic Protest from 1960s and 1970s California,  An Xiao, Hyperallergic, Brooklyn, New York, USA, March 14, 2012


Why political posters are crucial to OCCUPY & the demands of the 99%, Favianna Rodriguez, The Center for Media Justice, Oakland, California, USA, November 28,2011


Political Posters Make Bold Statements, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, USA, April 14, 2010


Emory Douglas and the Black Panther Party: All Power to the People, Canadian Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, February 26, 2009


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


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


DESIGN NOTEBOOK; For Graphic Artists, Back to the Barricades, Phil Patton, New York Times, New York, New York, USA, August 26, 2004


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


In graphic protest, Christopher Knight , Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, USA, January 15, 2003

Show draws from all walks, Hilary E. MacGregor, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, USA, January 15, 2003 


Protest Posters Find Asylum With Activist, Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, USA, June 5, 2001



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