July 2012

RT @schock: Stop and Search, Stop and Frisk, key factor in last summer's London Riots: http://t.co/MshkSHfG
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Protest Posters in Québec

Design students at the University of Québec started the École de la Montagne Rouge to produce visual materials supporting the 2012 student protests across Québec.

They’ve posted a lovely collection of poster designs, many in the spirit of Grapus and the Atélier Populaire. Here are some of my favorites below, linking to the larger versions.

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The red square is the symbol of the Maple Spring and via Just Seeds I found Seeing Red Montréal, an ongoing documentation of red squares painted, stickered, and postered on the streets of Montreal.

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Libya Ink

Inky Fingers from the Election in Libya

It’s amazing waking up in Brooklyn to see the euphoric tweets and pictures coming out of Libya as people vote in their first free election for more than 50 years.

A few recent picks:

Twitter I now feel that the 70 days I spent in prison didn't go to waste ‪#LYelect ‬ ‫#ليبيا‬ ‫#تنتخب‬

Twitter One young man at station said he didny sleep all night, can't wait to vote, been at stn since 5am! #Libya #LYElect #Benghazi

Twitter 93y old lady voting for first time in her life ‪#Gheryan‬ ‪#LyElect‬ ‪#Libya‬

Twitter You wouldn't know it, but this man told me after his vote "inside I feel like I am flying" pic.twitter.com/mKk2Sfn4

The purple is election ink, a semi-permanent dye applied to voters’ fingers to prevent double voting. Those inky fingers are something special today.

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Stunning, clean and user-friendly new #design of the #UK government's information site https://www.gov.uk. HT @lindsayballant
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@nytimes typesets the Declaration of Independence in Imperial. http://t.co/7i1sOh1c
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RT @kataaron: If we can predict that 5 children a yr will be killed on a specific corner it's no longer an accident - DGEI #amc2012 #rsrchrebel
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A is for Activist

As a parent, I’ve had a very hard time finding progressive children’s books for my toddler. Innosanto Nagara felt the same way, so he and the Design Action Collective decided to do something about it. They are designing a picture book for radical tots — a full-fledged, pro-social and environmental justice ABC book. I've backed this on Kickstarter and you should too!

A is for Activist

Update: September 13, 2012. The book is funded and in production! You can order it now at aisforactivist.com

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