About the Book
Arranged like a children's alphabet book, "SECRET CODEWORDS OF THE NSA" is composed of fanciful illustrations of nicknames and codewords used by the National Security Agency to label their surveillance programs and operations. Many of these codewords come from the files that were stolen and leaked by Edward Snowden in 2013.
Annie Bissett is a Massachusetts-based artist who works primarily with Japanese-style woodblock prints (moku hanga). Her work has been shown in a number of printmaking venues including Boston Printmakers Biennial, Los Angeles Printmaking Society, the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, the Print Center in Philadelphia, IPCNY in New York, and the International Mokuhanga Conference in Kyoto Japan. She is represented by Cullom Gallery in Seattle, where she had her first solo show in 2008. More of Annie's work can be seen at her web site or on her blog, Woodblock Dreams.