In the era of social media, blossoming blogs and personal-tv’s how can communities be sensitized toward a cause? Now that internet has given the possibility of sharing thoughts and ideas to every user, making the difference is even more difficult.
As often happens, history hands out a possible solution. A collective of contemporary artists (the Canary Project) launched an invitation to challenge designers and visual artists to work on climate change by going “vintage.” The artists, inspired by World War II propaganda posters, aim at spurring communities to become more aware of today’s environment: how to preserve it, how it restore it. The result is a collection of poster-form artwork on climate change, titled Green Patriots Posters.
Design Museum Boston took the challenge initially launched by the Canary Project in 2008 and responded to it by hosting the “Green Patriots Posters” exhibition.
In addition to the exhibition, DMB thought of “re-bouncing” the challenge and is aiming to sensitize more people by launching a student design competition titled: “Turn the Tide on Fossil Fuels”.
Dear Bostonians, it is now the time to wake up and help DMB in fighting this climate change battle for a better world.
Design Museum Boston hosts “Green Patriots Posters” exhibition at 315 A, Fort Point – Boston, 02210. Free admission. Ongoing till 05/31/2014. Discover more on DMB exhibition.
“Together these posters demonstrate that design can be a potent tool for communication and social transformation.” — Michael Bierut, designer
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