Sunday, December 27, 2009

History Is A Weapon wants a logo

Yo, graphic designers! We need a sick logo, one good enough to convey history is a weapon and get on ffffound. If you, or someone you know, can make us it* on the free, we'd love to hear from you. Of course, we'll send you awesome presents that'll make your parents proud and school children follow you singing. Contact info us at: "the directorate at history is a weapon dot com," except translated into emailese.

*it meaning a scalable vector in EPS, SVG, or AI document. Preferable with a Black and White and color option, but at least a black and white option. We really will mail you something awesome.

EDIT: We received these two in the comment section. Keep working, people, we need a logo!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The People Speak

The People Speak is premiering tonight and, though we've already seen it, we are pretty excited. It's on at 8pm Eastern, on the History Channel and it is going to knock socks. Set up the TIVO, email your friends, prepare to see the best thing the History Channel has ever done.

The People Speak has its own site, but don't forget your good friends at History Is A Weapon:

  1. A People's History of the United States
  2. Black Hawk's Surrender Speech, 1832
  3. Brief Account of the Devastation of the Indies
  4. The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro
  5. Ain't I A Woman?
  6. Wall Street Owns The Country
  7. War Is A Racket
  8. Letter from a Birmingham Jail

Of course, we have much more than that; start exploring and congrats to Arnove and Zinn and everyone who worked on it.
How excited were we? We added: People Have The Power by Patti Smith, Letter from Palestine by Rachel Corrie, Organizing in Our Communities Post-September 11th by Monami Maulik, "You Have to Fight for Freedom" by Sylvia Woods, 'Be Down with the Brown!' by Elizabeth ("Betita") Martinez, Surviving the Storm: Lessons from Nature by Julia Butterfly Hill, Organizing the Unemployed in the Bronx in the 1930s by Rose Chernin, Why we Fight by Vito Russo, "Who Will Revere the Black Woman?" by Abbey Lincoln, Women, Power, and Revolution by Kathleen Neal Cleaver, Of Woman Born by Adrienne Rich, Stonewall by Martin Duberman, Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne moody, Abortion Is a Woman's Right by Susan Brownmiller, and "Back of the Yards" by Vicky Starr ("Stella Nowicki"). Maybe even one more that we forgot about...