I’m happy to say that we have launched the Kickstarter campaign for the first catalog to be published by the Center for Sex and Culture Gallery. We have chosen a very important body of work for this first effort: our collection of safer sex posters, graciously donated to us by Buzz Bense. I would very much appreciate any donation you can make to support this project, but also your efforts in spreading the word about this campaign.http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/595936600/cscs-safer-sex-poster-exhibition-catalog
 Many of us remember vividly the period in the 1980s and 90s when campaigns promoting safer sex practices developed, looking back on the visual materials from these campaigns has been both a moving experience of memory and an exciting new perspective of the work many of us did in that time. As these posters and other materials begin to pass in to something more like history than recent memory, we get to see them again. Thankfully, we can now see a little more of their artistry rather than only seeing the urgency that created their message. These materials are of both cultural and artistic significance. They were often created by advertising and illustration professionals who were suddenly free to apply their best and most innovative ideas that may have been constrained by mainstream business. With the lives and health of their community at stake, and often their own, these artists brought all of their skill to bear on efforts to save lives. The catalog will contain images of these collected materials, primarily posters, including safer sex campaigns from North America, Europe, and Oceania. We will also include an art historical essay by Alex Fialho as well as Alex’s interview of Buzz Bense about the collection he accumulated and a foreward by Dr. Carol Queen.
 Please join us in producing this important volume of materials, both for the preservation of history and to communicate to the world more broadly the great power of the work so many did in desperate times. Your contribution is critical to our success. You will be rewarded at various levels with copies of the catalog, original posters (duplicates from the collection), CSC Library tote bags (it’s like we are PBS, no?), and even a personalized tour of the archive guided by our gallerist, Dorian Katz and CSC executive director Dr. Carol Queen. 
CSC’s exhibition displaying nearly 100 of these safer sex posters from the Buzz Bense collection opens on November 7 at 7 pm, and runs through January 31st 2014. Thank you so much for your support of this project. It means a great deal.
Dorian

I’m happy to say that we have launched the Kickstarter campaign for the first catalog to be published by the Center for Sex and Culture Gallery. We have chosen a very important body of work for this first effort: our collection of safer sex posters, graciously donated to us by Buzz Bense. I would very much appreciate any donation you can make to support this project, but also your efforts in spreading the word about this campaign.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/595936600/cscs-safer-sex-poster-exhibition-catalog



Many of us remember vividly the period in the 1980s and 90s when campaigns promoting safer sex practices developed, looking back on the visual materials from these campaigns has been both a moving experience of memory and an exciting new perspective of the work many of us did in that time. As these posters and other materials begin to pass in to something more like history than recent memory, we get to see them again. Thankfully, we can now see a little more of their artistry rather than only seeing the urgency that created their message.

These materials are of both cultural and artistic significance. They were often created by advertising and illustration professionals who were suddenly free to apply their best and most innovative ideas that may have been constrained by mainstream business. With the lives and health of their community at stake, and often their own, these artists brought all of their skill to bear on efforts to save lives.

The catalog will contain images of these collected materials, primarily posters, including safer sex campaigns from North America, Europe, and Oceania. We will also include an art historical essay by Alex Fialho as well as Alex’s interview of Buzz Bense about the collection he accumulated and a foreward by Dr. Carol Queen.


Please join us in producing this important volume of materials, both for the preservation of history and to communicate to the world more broadly the great power of the work so many did in desperate times. Your contribution is critical to our success. You will be rewarded at various levels with copies of the catalog, original posters (duplicates from the collection), CSC Library tote bags (it’s like we are PBS, no?), and even a personalized tour of the archive guided by our gallerist, Dorian Katz and CSC executive director Dr. Carol Queen.
CSC’s exhibition displaying nearly 100 of these safer sex posters from the Buzz Bense collection opens on November 7 at 7 pm, and runs through January 31st 2014.


Thank you so much for your support of this project. It means a great deal.

Dorian

Notes

  1. queershoulder reblogged this from centersexculture and added:
    WE DID IT! :) I am so proud of us!
  2. progenyofworms reblogged this from thebicker
  3. sexbuttface reblogged this from thebicker
  4. scholarly-rhythm reblogged this from thebicker
  5. toccata-carpimusnoctem reblogged this from thebicker
  6. daggerpen reblogged this from thebicker
  7. honeybeeshepherd reblogged this from thebicker
  8. chaotic-awesome reblogged this from thebicker
  9. vanityunfaire reblogged this from thebicker
  10. pantaro reblogged this from lemongrabmypenis
  11. lemongrabmypenis reblogged this from thebicker
  12. goodnewsfeminism reblogged this from thebicker
  13. madammistress reblogged this from thebicker
  14. revolution-valonia-mk-3 reblogged this from thebicker
  15. notbrianna reblogged this from thebicker
  16. nonveganzombie reblogged this from thebicker
  17. thebicker reblogged this from note-a-bear and added:
    Signal boosting!
  18. note-a-bear reblogged this from queershoulder
  19. stressbubble reblogged this from gaywitchesforabortions
  20. unicornsmayonnaise reblogged this from queershoulder

← Previous Post Next Post →

About

The Center for Sex and Culture provides a judgment-free education, cultural events, a library/media archive, and other resources to audiences across the sexual and gender spectrum. From our San Francisco home we promote creativity, information and healthy sexual knowledge.

Current CSC bloggers: Marilyn Roxie, Miss Andry, MissIan, and Shayna Sparling

Subscribe via RSS

Twitter Facebook
FetLife Kotango       

Blog posts are curated by Center for Sex and Culture interns and staff members, including event reminders, news about events at other organizations, and media content curated from other Tumblr sites with source attribution when available. If you would like to contact us about content removal, please e-mail socialmedia@sexandculture.org.

Home
Contact
Internships
Accessibility
Online Bookstore
Vintage Mags for Sale
Alibris & Amazon Wishlists
Masturbate-A-Thon
Grace Alley Mural
Zineography
Sexology Journals Database
Zine Catalog
Bookish Beasts


Ask me anything Submit

Ask