Our first project of the semester will be to create a pair of advocacy posters. Possible themes for the project include dissent, liberation, racism, sexism, human rights, civil rights, environmental and health concerns, AIDS, war, literacy, and tolerance.Among our research resources is an on-line exhibition The Graphic Imperative:International Posters for Peace, Social Justice, and the Environment, 1965-2005 www (thegraphicimperative.org). The Graphic Imperative is a select retrospective of forty years of international sociopolitical posters. The 111 posters in this exhibition emphasize the issues of our turbulent times and endeavor to show the social, political, and aesthetic concerns of many cultures and divergent political realities.Of the pair of advocacy posters that you design one will use type and image and the other use type as image. You will be able to chose: 1) the actual advocacy group that would sponsor the message 2) the specific issue/message of the poster 3) the targeted audience that the poster seeks to address and 4) propose the remedy or action for the specific issue/problem.
We address an array of pressing issues. We encourage you to learn about our projects, lawsuits and out-of-court successes. You may also want to read our Form 990.
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