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.
|Chalkupy makes a statement.|
|Naomi Pitcairn explains how it's done.|
|A reinvigorated hoody.|
|And other unexpected gifts.|