Collection of Occupy movement posters
If you plan on heading to an Occupy protest in your local hometown and want to wave a message that’s a step up from the crude signs made from pizza boxes and random flattened bits of cardboard (or like the one that Anne Hathaway was spotted carrying recently) then head on over to Occuprint. It’s a well produced online resource that “showcases posters from the worldwide Occupy movement” and “is meant to connect people with this work, and provide a base of support for print-related media within the Occupy movement.” Anyone can download and print these posters for noncommercial use (with attribution to the artist). Based on their quality, many of the signs appear to have been submitted by professionals. I’m partial to this clever version that parodies the NYC subway service change notices that the MTA uses.
On a more serious note, as city officials disband (brutally in many cases) Occupy camps around the country and with winter a factor in some regions, it’s clear that the page has turned to a new chapter for the Occupy movement, although it’s currently unclear what this new chapter holds. On Tuesday night I watched John Heilemann, National Affairs Editor of New York Magazine, and Mattathias Schwartz, contributor to The New Yorker, talk about the next steps for this movement on Charlie Rose (watch it online).