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Signs of Resistance Show

June 5, 2017

Showing Signs of Resistance

One rainy night in April, the creative community came together for an evening of awareness-raising, engagement for change and resistance. 34 artists, designers and photographers raised their voices collectively in opposition of anti-citizen, anti-American political agendas.

This Is Folly joined forces with J. O'Brien Design and a cadre of dedicated volunteers to throw the Signs of Resistance Protest Poster Show in order to bring the power of the local design community to the resistance. See all the signs here.

 
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The Signs of Resistance Poster Show was organized around three themes: Science/Climate Change, Human Rights and Political Corruption. The artists then contributed art loosely designed around these themes. The variety of approaches, ideas and techniques was amazing. One designer die-cut out a rolling dumpster fire, while another screen printed bandanas for wearable protesting.

 
Signs of Resistance Show Identity
Signs of Resistance Show Lady Liberty
Signs of Resistance Show Photos
 

Over 300 people showed up on April 19th to attend the show, despite the downpour. 514 Studio's converted industrial space was crowded and buzzing, even with the large garage door open. People were catching up, talking about the posters and the issues driving the show. Bent Paddle was on hand with their craft-brewed beers. DelSur Empanadas food truck was serving up tasty treats outside on the loading dock.

In the end, we raised $8K+ in poster sales. Proceeds from donated poster sales and other donations benefited the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, a non-partisan, impartial organization protecting the civil liberties of all Minnesotans through litigation, public education, and lobbying.

 
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Thanks to all the artists who participated. Check out the signs and artists here.

Thanks to Jenn O'Brien for your suggestion to do the show and your tenaciousness. Thank you to our wonderful, gracious sponsors: 514 Studios and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. An additional shout out to Dan Woychick for his helpful and advice and for lending equipment and to Roberta Roth for taking photos of the event.

 
Shut the f**k up Donny
Ready To Rumble

Signs of Resistance Show designs by This Is Folly. See all the signs.

 

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