Saturday, June 30, 2012

We had a great night with Occupy Design's Phantom Gallery

Occupy Design's Phantom Gallery appeared Thursday night at StoreFrontLab bringing an inspiring mix of posters, people and skill exchange. Naomi Pitcairn and her Chalkupy crew kicked off the evening with a demonstration and talk explaining how she's translated her background in billboard painting into a tool for activism. Jason Justice told the story of how he came to produce Occucards, an educational series, and Favianna Rodgriguez, a printmaker and digital artist, shared her very personal response to immigration laws, sexual politics, and other hot-button social issues. Finally, Jake Levitas, one of Occupy Design's founders, discussed the power of data and the need for clear visual messages in a sound-bite, snapshot culture. 

Thomas Deckert's DIY silkscreening station and a wall full of Occupy Design's crowd-sourced posters, curated by Martha Pettit, brought it all together. At the evening's end, attendees newly screened t-shirts were invited to take the posters away, out to the streets, to continue spreading the word.

Chalkupy makes a statement.
Naomi Pitcairn explains how it's done.
A reinvigorated hoody.

And other unexpected gifts.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Occupy Design's Phantom Gallery appears at StoreFrontLab on June 28

StoreFrontLab welcomes Occupy Design for an interactive evening celebrating the role of design, art, data, and information in activism and social justice.

> Social justice infographic and poster
art exhibition

> Presentations by leading activist
designers and artists

> Mobile infographic screenprin
ting lab
(bring a t-shirt!)

Thursday, June 28 5-10pm

@ StoreFrontLab
337 Shotwell Street
Space is limited.

Features Speakers:

Jake Levitas
“Taking Data To the Streets: Occupy Design Infogrpahics”

Favianna Rodriguez
“Show Me Your Papers: How printmakers are taking on immigrant justice and anti-migrant laws”

Naomi Pitcairn
“Chalkupy: Chalking at Oscar Grant Plaza”

Jason Justice
"Occucards: Educational Outreach Literature for the Occupy Movement"

Tatiana Makovkin
"Occupy Nevada County"

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A good, old fashioned poster to share

Sometimes there is nothing like a poster for getting the word out. Please lend your support by printing and posting our calendar of events.