The Art Workers book presents case studies from the local art contexts of Estonia, Finland and Sweden, collects artist-testimonies, discusses activist practices and maps out contemporary and historical forms of organising within the international art field.
The Art Workers identity typography is a grotesk, a typeface originating from industrialism, combined with the digitally manipulated DIY aesthetics of our time. The typography reflects the urgency of handmade signage made for protesting, and nods towards the working class movement in the beginning of industralisation.
The book is edited and co-written by Erik Krikortz, Airi Triisberg and Minna Henriksson, and includes further contributions by Corina L. Apostol, Michael Baers, Fokus Grupa, Minna Heikinaho, Vladan Jeremić, Elina Juopperi, Jussi Kivi, Barbora Kleinhamplová, Jussi Koitela, Raakel Kuukka, Marge Monko, Zoran Popović, Precarious Workers Brigade, Taaniel Raudsepp & Sigrid Viir, Krisdy Shindler, Tereza Stejskalová, Lotta Tenhunen.
Graphic design by Summer Studio
Published in English, 2015