I contributed an essay for the touring exhibition Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age 2001–2012, curated by Elizabeth Resnick. The essay, “12 Views of 120 Posters,” will be included in the catalog to be published in fall 2013, but is available now on the exhibition website here. The show is the third in a series of socio-political poster exhibitions that Resnick has co-curated, following The Graphic Imperative: International Posters for Peace, Social Justice and The Environment 1965–2005, and Graphic Intervention: 25 Years of International AIDS Awareness Posters 1985–2010. Graphic Advocacy just opened at its first venue, the Stephen D. Paine Gallery at Massachusetts College of Art & Design in Boston (my alma mater twice over) on January 15.
I submitted a (virtual) poster to the Occupy What’s Next web site, an action begun by a trio of San Francisco designers. Graphic designers were called upon “to participate in a global campaign to generate solutions for a constructive future.” Posters were submitted from around the world and will be part of a competition to select “99 strong and functional posters” and to additionally award 5 contestants some Adobe software swag that I don’t need.
The image on my poster is of a hand grasping a nettle and the type is what it says.