As part of our academic advocacy efforts, the OLH has produced a series of posters highlighting different aspects of our publishing for various humanities scholarly communities.
Designed by acclaimed publishing graphic designers Becky Chilcott and Nicky Borowiec, the series celebrates the launch of the Open Library of Humanities. We began releasing these posters in 2016. Each is dedicated to a different historical period and style, paying tribute to the range of humanities scholarship that the OLH publishes in its journals.
Please feel free to download and share these posters!
The Victorian poster.
Our first poster in the series, designed by Becky Chilcott, was launched shortly after the anniversary publication of our journal 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century, celebrating its 10th year.
The Muybridge poster.
The third poster in our series also designed by Becky Chilcott showcases the OLH's commitment to supporting the publication of audio visual content including video essays, film clips, and music clips and other audio files. In Autumn 2016 the OLH welcomed its first video essay journal onto the platform, The Journal of Embodied Research, which responds to a pressing need among scholars and practitioners for a prestigious journal that brings together scholarship and videography.
The comic superheroes poster.
The fifth poster in our series was designed by Nicky Borowiec to celebrate the opening of our journal flipping programme thanks to the support of our higher-tier member libraries, and celebrates the diversity of comics and visual arts scholarship in the humanities, such as that published by OLH journal The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Studies.
The Barbara Kruger poster.
The sixth poster in our series was designed by Nicky Borowiec to celebrate the opening of our journal flipping programme thanks to the support of our higher-tier member libraries. The poster is inspired by the iconic feminist work of Barbara Kruger Untitled (Your body is a battleground) created in 1989 for the Women's March in Washington in support of reproductive freedom and choice. We would like to express our gratitude to the artist, Barbara Kruger, for allowing us to build on her brilliant work to raise awareness of our journal flipping scheme and help unlock global access to humanities scholarship.
The zombie poster.
The seventh poster in our series was designed by Nicky Borowiec to celebrate Open Access Week 2023 (and its proximity to Halloween). The Zombie Poster commemorates the term ‘zombie journal’, first used by linguists in 2015 following the mass resignation of editors at the Elsevier journal Lingua. Protesting Elsevier’s claim to ‘own’ their journal, the international linguistics community boycotted Lingua and launched the community-owned open access journal Glossa in its place (published by the OLH). What was left behind was dubbed ‘Zombie Lingua’. With the commission of this original artwork, we celebrate the spirit that made this political action possible and preserve it for the public record.