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Item Details
Public
Available to everyone
Creator
Title
Microcosm Publishing -- Evolution Cruiser Bicycle
Work Type
Sticker
Political sticker
Date
2013
Location
California (state), United States
Description
The image on this sticker, designed by Joe Biel of Microcosm Publishing, is commonly referred to as the 'March of Progress'. This popular evolutionary illustration depicts the linear trajectory of an ancestral ape transforming into a proud, tool-wielding human. In this instance the iconic image is used to express a passion for bicycles with a reference to feminism. A female is portrayed instead of a male at the end of the progression. "The “March of Progress”, an illustration first created by Rudolph Zallinger and seen on the cover of Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species, is adapted here with a cyclist as the final step in man’s evolution. The March of Progress “suggests that evolution follows a linear trajectory… a parade of hominids walking from left to right, evolving as they go from knuckle-walking ape to tall, spear-carrying Cro-Magnon. It was created at a time when few hominid species were known, and our course of thinking was indeed somewhat linear.” -- Anthropology In Practice website -- "As we ride more modern and practical citybikes, sometimes it's important to let your hair flow, put on your skirtguard, and enjoy the commute! -- Microcosm Publishing website
Repository
Courtesy of the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery.
ID Number
sag_2013_us_ca_bayarea_bkfair_161_se.tif
Source
Microcosm Publishing; Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair
Title-Alternative
March of Progress -- Evolution Cruiser Bicycle
Exhibition History
"Paper Bullets: 100 Years of Political Stickers From Around the World"
Acknowledgement
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Council of Independent Colleges provided funding support for this project.
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File Properties
File Name
sag_2013_us_ca_bayarea_bkfair_161_se.tif
SSID
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