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Occupy Wall Street posters



Client:   self initiated

Added:   October 05, 2011

Updated:   October 05, 2011

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I visited the Occupy Wall Street protesters yesterday at (ex)Liberty Square and drew every placard I could find on display. Here's the result (as of noon yesterday) and high resolution A2 posters for download and print in black and white.


I’ve consciously tried to include them all without imposing my own judgment as a bit of an outside eye. (Although you’d be kidding yourself if you think any of us are really on the ‘outside’ of this one).


I’ve been fascinated with the Occupy Wall Street protests as they’ve started and endured since my arrival in New York, so I was curiously able to witness the graffiti advertising the movement around subway carriages and its progress over the weeks up until today’s marches with the Unions. However, as a visitor, I’ve felt quite distanced from it so I went down today to talk to some of the protesters and see for myself what was going on. It’s a strange part of town to be sitting or sleeping or giving talks as people rush back and forth on the street and I wondered how much of what they were trying to communicate reached people. These placards are their own headlines and often they’re just as curious, ambiguous, funny and deliberately provocative.


I hope to share this with everyone who might not be able to come out to see for themselves but, like me, are curious to hear directly from those on the ground. Hopefully this collage gives some sense of the atmosphere and the intentions on Wall Street at this single moment in time. Hope you enjoy it.

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