|(G)lobal 99% call for Graphic Art ~ AGAINST THE G20 and the 1%|
|Saturday, 05 May 2012 19:55|
This 18th and 19th of June, in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico, yet another G20 meeting will be held- the neoliberal economic initiative that consists of the 20 most industrialized and emerging economies around the world- including México, the United States, Germany, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, Argentina, Brazil, and the European Union- representing about 90% of global GDP and 80% of global trade. The G20 is a forum where a minority of powerful entities controls the flow of capital around the world. They control the global economy and implicitly our lives, the cities we live in, and the products we consume. They encourage, for the sake of the economic stability (which down here shines by its absence), the destruction of our natural resources through savage megaprojects. They maintain and enhance the inequality between the “third world countries” that they define, and their “first world”. For those of us who do not belong to this 1% of unimaginable wealth and power; for those of us who advocate for another way of understanding relationships with people, the land, and the animals, for those of us who are building a horizontal resistance from the absence of power, we all fight from our own trenches to change this reality we live in.
Thus, we call on graphics designers, stencil artists, sticker jammers, and all other creative visionaries to create a visual trench against the G20 and the 1%.
We are asking that designs submitted have a mix of following slogans:
G99% World Mobilization against the G20 and the 1%
G20 Mexico Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, México. 18 – 19 of June, 2012.
Action Days Indignation, Occupation, Mobilization, Agitation, Direct Action,
Jn 18-19 G99% vs. G20
Designs will be public domain, downloadable and printable so that they can be used and reinterpreted independently, and will be available at: http://g99vsg20.wordpress.com/
These are the specifications for the design submissions:
* FLYERS: letter size, one color. PDF format, 300dpis resolution
* Stickers: Images for stickers and decals should be sent sized to be 8.5 x 12 cms. Full color or black and white. With a minimum resolution of 300dpi (dots per inch) or vectors, either in .png, .jpg, or .tiff formats. We ca also receive original prints for scanning. These same designs for stickers may be used as flyers distributed over the internet. In this case, images should be 480x640px and have a resolution of 72dpis.
* STENCIL: stencil images, cut-outs, or templates can be designed in any size- we suggest that the design be of one tone, and serve for reproduction by anyone wishing to use them. Designs may be submitted as digital files in vectors or 300dpi at a minimum letter size, or cardboard copies of the size of reproduction. The deadline for submissions is June 1.- submissions will graciously be accepted after this deadline- but a selection for poster reprints will begin for a street wheat-paste campaign two weeks before the G20 meeting on June 18-19.
In the case of sending POSTER ART as submission for this call, one should note the following details:
SPECIFICATIONS: The poster-art images are designed to 69 x 49 cm, to be printed on education paper 73 x 53 cms, leaving 2 cm margin per side. Our intention is to print 60 copies of each poster from 10 different authors. Designs should be no more that two-tones in high contrast, or half-tone for screen printing- any design that exceeds two-tone will not be printed by screen-print.
We can also accept as submissions positive prints, be it either digital or printed versions. In the case of sending positive digital prints, they must be submitted with tones separated, and set to 300 dpis, for a print size 69cm x 49cm, in .tiff, .jpg, or .png format. Any technical question can be answered writing to: firstname.lastname@example.org D.I.Y. PRINTING Printing costs shall be covered by each person or group that wishes to print out any one of the submissions received. The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 1, 2012. Positive prints can be mailed delivered to: Chanti Ollin- Calz. Melchor Ocampo 424, esq. Elba River, Col. / Del. Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Mexico, C.P. 065000.
Submissions can also be sent via e-mail: G99vsG20@riseup.net