Posts Tagged ‘public awareness’

A is for Aquifer

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
Bold Nebraska is leading the charge to protect the Ogallala Aquifer from a pipeline full of dirty tar sands. Protect Our Aquifer, No Oil In Our Soil.

OCCUPY TOGETHER (Free Posters and Materials)

Monday, October 31st, 2011
[caption id="attachment_4957" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="DOWN-UP | Power to the Poster {dot} ORG "][/caption] OCCUPY TOGETHER The posters provided on this page were graciously donated by graphic designers and are free for you to download, print, and hang up within your community, not only to promote local efforts, but the solidarity of all occupiers around the country.

Leaks expected over the life of the TransCanada Pipeline

Thursday, July 14th, 2011
Of course 1 leak is too many when we're talking Oil+Water, but this corporation's own estimates of 11 leaks is simply laughable. Worst Case Spills for TransCanada Pipeline put that number far higher.

STOP AND PLAY

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011
Stop and Play is an organization, online portfolio and idea exchange/curatorial forum. We use art as a medium to raise awareness and funds to help protect the living. This website compiles images, texts, videos and news from a range of different subjects aiming to inform and inspire you to join us as an art internet curator and act. We place a special effort in working together and speaking out with those who show what the media does not cover, living realities which do not sell, that have been omitted, forgotten, lost or suppressed and must be brought to light. The closer we get to this, the bigger our hopes and chance for a future where the living exists with the equal rights they were born to. We filter with the desire to provide valuable and life changing information. Our home is your home and we want to publish what you love and show the world new ways of making a difference through our PROTECT THE LIVING THROUGH ART SPECIAL PROJECTS, which you are invited to be a part of. Together we fight for the rights and the love for our bigger family, bringing different organizations/players together. We believe all knowledge is golden as long as you celebrate it, and we have chosen art as our instrument as it lives in all of us, indifferent of our backgrounds. We must immediately share the knowledge that enlightens our daily lives but which also travels way beyond our humble and precious existence. Our knowledge is our art, and together we curate and work to make a difference.

BBCX365

Friday, January 14th, 2011
BBCX365, by Johnny Selman, is a poster project to bridge the knowledge gap between global current events and the American public.
  • I will do this by creating a more visually interesting vehicle for the news, use a credible news source (BBC), and promote, market, and network. I will design a poster a day for 365 days in reaction to a headline on the BBC news website and update this website everyday with the poster and the accompanying news story. By creating posters based on the news stories I hope to compel my audience to look into the article and eventually stir a larger interest in world news with the American public.
  • In 2008 the internet overtook all other outlets for international and national news aside from television. Forty percent of Americans got their news online in 2008, up from twenty-seven percent the previous year. It can be estimated that currently over 50% of Americans use the internet as their main source of news. Nearly six-in-ten Americans younger than 30 (fifty-nine percent) say they get most of their national and international news online (Pew). With the rise in popularity of mobile devices and the continued trajectory of Americans getting their news online; this project will predominantly be based online.
  • Posters have always been a direct communication tool for the masses. Typically presented in public spaces, posters have always been a popular vehicle for graphics. Because the Web is becoming the public space where the majority of Americans are getting their news, I am trying to re-imagine the role of the poster online.

The Say Something Poster Project

Friday, October 22nd, 2010
The Say Something Poster Project is a poster design competition and gallery show created to give designers the opportunity to use poster design to say something that will inspire, motivate and educate teenage kids. Download the Call for Entries PDF Online Voting: Nov 15 - Dec 31.

Re:Form School Poster #2

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010
Another one of mine from Re:Form School. For the school grounds. A reminder. That the reason kids are there is to dream. Enough said.

Re:Form School Poster #1

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010
One of my pieces for Re:Form School. Because everywhere can be a school. And it should be for everyone. Now pick up those sticks.

Neon Sign

Monday, October 11th, 2010
[caption id="attachment_3187" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="Part of Re:Form School, NYC"][/caption] I will post more on the Re:Form School show this week (insanely busy these days). But in a line: the exhibition is incredible. And this piece is one of my favorites. Indeed.

Meet the Artists

Friday, October 8th, 2010
Why have you chosen to participate in RE:FORM SCHOOL? The artists talk about why it's time we rethink, reform and rebuild education. The photos from younger days are so great. Here's mine: "I wish that was a little more obvious when you set foot in any school, all our schools across America. They’re for dreaming, so stop letting anything that gets in the way of that get in the way." Kids are so hilarious.