I’m not sure if this is what people need right now, but I saw a video circulating online of an older white woman saying “it was just one person” in response to the death of George Floyd and subsequent protests. If I could show her now, this would be my response — 100 Names and Faces of Black People Killed by Police.
Consider that 104 unarmed black people were killed by police in the US in 2015 alone — and their stories are only the wrongful deaths that were documented. One person should have been enough, but it’s not “just one person.” Police brutality is pervasive against black men, women, trans-persons (Mya Hall & Tony McDade), children (Tamir Rice & Aiyana Jones), elderly, able-bodied, and differently-abled (Jeremy McDole). Since cops don’t discriminate along those lines, the obvious factor is... RACE! Police that do not directly act out their racism are still complicit with their buddies that are (i.e. the 3 other cops) and the racist system that the Police Force was founded on. Cops do not serve the people unless they serve all of the people. Cops do not protect the people unless they protect all of the people. Defund and abolish the racist, murdering, and complicit cops. Fuck the Police. and SAY THEIR NAMES!
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Please submit previously unpublished material for a 30"W×40"H poster to be printed in B&W and wheat-pasted to the façade of a neighborhood apartment building in Providence, Rhode Island (USA).
Posters are constructed with 16 7½"W×10"H pages; this yields various framing possibilities with the use of other paper colors. Consider treating the space as a series of smaller posters, be it 2, 4, 8, or 16.
Send material to the following address:email@example.com
Please format it at 300DPI as a PDF, PNG, or JPG (with bleeds and crop marks if necessary) and include the following:
- name (anonymity is not allowed)
- website URL and/or Instagram handle (optional)
- title (optional; defaults to Post-Contact ###)
- description (optional but highly encouraged)
- one piece of music* to support the submission (optional; *limited to Spotify’s selection)
Lower-fidelity option (for kids & non-designers): grab a marker and a piece of paper; complete one of the following prompts then photograph the work and send. Please include the information outlined above.
- Draw your emotions under quarantine.
- Write to the future.
- Offer critical feedback or commentary.
- Write a thank you letter.
- Make a wish.
There is no deadline. The project ends when the pandemic ends.
All attempts will be made to respect material as is, however minor modifications may be necessary, including halftoning, cropping, rescaling, and repeating. Paper color is chosen with consideration of both the submission’s subject matter and the paper colors of previous posts. Printing is done with a Xerox Phaser 6510 using aftermarket toner. The misprints this toner often produces are embraced.
The order in which work is recieved may vary in relation to that of publishing. Contributors will be notified if and when their submission is used, and provided with full resolution documentation photos.