Published by Divide and Concur, 2016

300 pages, 1 silkscreen removable protest sign cover, 31 postcards

Designed by Michael Lum

Essays by Tom Jeffreys and Lily Brent

Limited edition, 200 copies only


ISBN: 978-1-5262-0644-2

SOCIAL PROEST is 457 individual protests in 279 photographs taken across 31 towns and cities in 8 countries with 5 signs in one year. This experience captured in 2013 is now an interactive limited edition art book exploring the power or pointlessness of protests today.

The book is interactive. Featuring a removable cover that can act as your protest sign, it also includes 31 postcards that you can write to share your protests with friends, family, neighbours or political representatives 

This is not just a book; it’s a game you can play, it’s a platform for political, ethical conversations with friends/families and strangers. 

It provides hard data you can analyse about the issues that are important in our world today. I designed it to be more then a coffee table book to encourage you to get involved!

FEATURING: Three essays by me- artist Julia Vogl , activist Lily Brent and writer Tom Jeffreys, exploring the role of protest today. The other 280 pages are photos. You will also find an index divided by location, by slogan and by theme. Although the photos are ordered by colour, you can read the book in any order you choose!

OWN A PIECE OF ART: The book is also a limited edition art object. With hand silkscreened cover by me. For a decade I have been dedicated to public art and made works internationally. Much of my work sits in the public realm or is temporary, now is your chance to own a piece of it.   


The personal is the political in Vogl’s dazzling artist-book, which is a colourful collective diary about our hopes and dreams, hardships and disappointments. Beautifully designed and produced, the publication is a banquet of ideas on which to feed, its hundreds of photographs suggesting rich stories, full of the flavour of the project’s many participants. – Sam Phillips, Editor of Royal Academy Magazine

 A labour of love and lucidity to inspire others to strive for what they love in the world. – Rebecca Swirsky, Writer and Critic

Social Protest shows us faces and voices from around the world we wouldn’t see otherwise. Julia Vogl’s project gives us a glimpse into the diverse passions and view points she has found on her travels. -Alex Arnold, Photo Editor Travel+Leisure 

Funded by the generosity of Kickstarter supporters- see the campaign


Additional information

Weight 1.6 kg
Dimensions 22 x 2.5 x 31 cm


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