WCH Woodcut Riso Poster – Li Lin
WCH Woodcut Riso Poster – Li Lin
WCH Woodcut Riso Poster – Li Lin
WCH Woodcut Riso Poster – Li Lin
WCH Woodcut Riso Poster – Li Lin
WCH Woodcut Riso Poster – Li Lin
WCH Woodcut Riso Poster – Li Lin
WCH Woodcut Riso Poster – Li Lin

WCH Woodcut Riso Poster – Li Lin

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Beautiful, limited-edition Riso print poster, featuring a set of lithograph collages of woodcuts by Chinese artist Li Lin. Only 100 of these posters have been printed for Lunar New Year: 50 in black, and 50 in sky blue.

Li Lin was invited as one of the 372 translators to participate in the Chinese edition of Working Class History: Everyday Acts of Resistance and Rebellion. She chose two stories of her birthday. After finishing the translation, she was indignant and promptly engraved the first print of "Working Class History," featuring the portrait of the first democratically elected Prime Minister of Congo, Patrice Lumumba (later brutally assassinated by Western colonial powers). Her connection and collaboration with Working Class History have persisted to this day.

This poster is composed of a total of 17 small lithographs featuring characters and historical events from the book.

Artist           Li Lin
Designer     Lao Lu
Risograph on 250g European Cotton Paper
Size             A3 (11.7” x 16.5”/297 x 420 mm)
Colours       Black or Sky Blue

Beginning with the first row, going left to right, stories illustrated include: the murder of poet Federico Garcia Lorca, Indigenous Zapatista women, potential nuclear war, a missing young man, the UK Mental Patients’ Union, Harriet Tubman and her words: “I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”, Violet Gibson, Working Class History: Everyday Acts of Resistance & Rebellion, pioneering Chinese feminist He Zhen, Japanese rice riots of 1919, Korean anticolonial activist Shin Chae-ho, socialist Rosa Luxemburg, the Mexico 1968 Olympic massacre and Black power salute, the assassination of Patrice Lumumba, Zoot suit riots in the US, words by Garcia Lorca, the South African shack dwellers’ movement.