"Nothing We Can't Fix" is a confident declaration... a multi-partisan message that lends itself to be easily adapted by any person or group. This is visually reinforced through an authoritarian aesthetic and iconic approach towards elements. This state-sponsored look provides helps ensure a longer public life, as well, encourages a greater probability of social interaction. These works were created with the intent of visually meshing with our environment and prompting discussion, both verbal and physical.
The altered editions were created individually using the technique of traditional hand-lettering. The human touch of brush to surface personalizes the violation of an authoritarian icon by plebeian action illustrating a revolt and a clash of beliefs; our America in a state of struggle.
We Divided by Us was created for the WPA inspired exhibition Printervention. It opened at the Chicago Cultural Center's
Expo72 Gallery after which it was installed into Logan Square's The Whistler
. The exhibition has since traveled to Nashville, Detroit and Denmark. Printervention was organized by Emily Clayton, Chris Roberson and Ed Marszewski. It was a part of Version Festival 2010
, an annual arts festival in Chicago produced by the Public Media Institute
Some of the artist and designers highlighted in Printervention were Andy Luce
, Spudnik Press
, Chad Kouri
, Delicious Design League
, John Pobojewski
, Luke Williams, Margot Harrington, Mat Daly
, Reuben Kincaid
, Ryan Duggan
, Steve Walters, Veronica Corzo-Duchardt
and many others.