Sunday, September 12, 2010
I did this poster for the Death is Not Justice campaign/competition put on by Poster for Tomorrow. I don't really remember how I came across this project, but I strongly agree with the cause and like idea of the project itself, so decided to attempt a small contribution to it. For this competition, 100 entries are to be selected from the 2,094 submissions which will then be exhibited in shows around the world on 10/10/10 (world day against the death penalty). Most importantly, and what I like most about the project, all participating artists automatically agree to publish their submissions under a creative commons license, thereby making the 100 new designs available for free use by groups/organizations/people engaging in anti-death penalty actions and such. It's a simple idea to build a library of visual communication for political actions. A lot of my work has social commentary and I've been looking to do art with a more broad/visible political context; this is at least a small and simple contribution to that. Yay for left-wing propaganda! Once again I have to thank a musician for the "borrowed" words (bottom of the poster), this time it's hyper-political, brutal, crust-punk band, Behind Enemy Lines. If you're into heavy, down-tuned political rants, check them out!