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Black Artists Want You to Bring These to Your Next Protest
The Blkpaper campaign wants you to print out these images, grab some wheatpaste, and make a statement.
Creative director Wyatt Closs and artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh were searching for a way to be constructive in the uprisings leading up to Juneteenth. The resulting collaboration, Blkpaper.com, harnesses “the voices, expressions, and depictions of rage and hope by Black artists, photographers, and graphic designers.” The website hosts poster artwork—the kind you see on boarded up windows, or the kind you put on a sign and take to a demonstration—all with messaging in support of Black lives. Artists such as Fazlalizadeh, Sheila Pree Bright, and Mer Young want people to use their work to engage and take action, Closs explained.
The website tells people how: “Download. Print. Post.” There are instructions on how to make wheat paste, and plans are in the works for a nationwide wheat-pasting event August 22-23. “We want to be a dynamic tool for organizing. Art helps propel protest—and progress,” Closs said.