A last minute gift guide for artists, activists and the crazy folks who love them

0 Posted by - December 14, 2009 - Blog, Design, Screen, Sound, Visual art, Word

eBoy's poster for Amnesty InternationalFor those of us who still have holiday gifts to purchase — and let’s face it slackers, that’s most of us — here’s our last minute gift guide for your politically inclined, arts-loving friends and family. Of course, some gifts here are also well-suited for those people us pinko commie types have yet to brainwash with our liberal, freedom-hating propaganda. You never know, you may even catch Glenn Beck questioning his convictions after watching the right documentary.

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  • K’naan’s Troubadour (US | Canada)
  • Ember Swift’s folktronica collection, Lentic
  • Johnny Cash’s seminal album Bitter Tears: Ballads of The American Indian (US | Canada)
  • Propagandhi’s latest, Supporting Caste, on disc or in vinyl (US | Canada)


Visual Art


  • A Flip video camera to make video art or document human rights abuses (US | Canada)

  • A nifty TV-B-Gone keychain
  • Watch the hours in your studio fly by with this water-powered clock

Et cetera

What have we missed? Tell us your gift picks in the comments below.

Image: detail from eBoy’s Amnesty International poster.

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