This is a gallery of submissions so far to our #EndToryRule poster campaign – read the original call out for more info on how to add yours. These poster designs are free to use under Creative Commons – print them, spread them, remix them, but please credit the original artist.
Are you an artist or designer looking for inspiration – or do you have a great idea but not the artistic abilities? Either way, have a look at our inspiration wall below!
A very red and green 'Christmas Party' poster featuring Jeremy Corbyn as father Christmas and Caroline Lucas and her co-leader as Green smiley little elves. The text should feature something positive about the Progressive Coalition. Pro-festive Ho Ho Ho-alition? Nah. Does Theresa May resemble the Grinch? Extra points for visual explanation of an Eisenstein-inspired gift economy. (or is that idea a bit ahead of its time? industrial savages.) [I'll stop being negative now, it's christmas] SEASONS GREETINGS X
These are great - nice one red pepper! I made an animated poster which you might like...https://annnarkehmedia.com/2017/05/04/vote-tory-video-2/
A poster about the future of our relationship with Scotland under Tory rule, and thus the future of the UK. Expressing the message that under Tory rule we have been cut off from Europe, and will soon be cut off from Scotland - showing our country getting smaller and more isolated.
Posters to advertise any of the Labour policies - one poster, one policy.
Something that makes sense to a Brexity person might be an idea. Posters that just make lefties smile are pointless.
The iconic image from I, Daniel Blake but with 'For the many, not the few' as the writing on the wall. (Would need to research issues with copyright permissions)
I’m from a local NHS campaign group and I would love to see a poster that says simply ‘Vote for the NHS’. It could have an image of a nurse and a red rose for the Labour Party. It should not be very detailed because I want people to see it from my living room window.
We have until the 23rd May to encourage the estimated six million young folk to register to vote. I'm planning to drive round/park around colleges,universities, town centres with bill boards mounted on a box trailer with slogans such as :BE COOL TAKE BACK CONTROL. REGISTER TO VOTE NOW DONT LET THE TORIES RUIN YOUR FUTURE PLAY COOL ---REGISTER NOW.Following that with slogans targeting the myth that Teresa May is a strong leader. Will use some of the ideas listed here. What I would like are eye catching slogans aimed at young folk. Please forward.on this forum.
I would like to have a cool image of Caroline Lucas because she’s my fav. It should look a little bit like the posters of Obama and I want to display it in collage in Brighton.
Weak and Wobbly
A milk bottle with spilt milk beside it - the milk inside is blue with gold stars, spilt milk beside it is the colours of the British flag. The message is that with Brexit, the damage is done – Vote labour/anti-tory for a brighter future.
I'd be especially keen on one saying something like "vote with your brothers and sisters in mind" with a really diverse crowd of people. These are fab!
Can someone please make an image of a paramedic or nurse dialling 999 (and somehow portraying that no-one is answering), with the message 'They would save you, now it's your turn to save them'. Vote to save the NHS.
How about a whimsical one in the style of the Star Wars movie posters. Corbyn as Obi Wan Kenobi (no lightsaber) 'if you cut me down I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine' (or does that sound creepy?). Theresa May as Emperor Palpatine shooting blue lightning from fingers. Mhairi Black as Luke Skywalker (I imagine her in the pilot gear for some reason). Caroline Lucas as Rae with a Green lightsaber. Some kind of election-related pun on a Star Wars title. 'PR Wars: The Phantom Brexit'?
It strikes me how the words 'Stable' and 'Strong' - contain components of 'Unable' and 'Wrong'. Not sure how to make that work visually.
Idea – the Tories are already playing the IRA card, they want to play dirty – so how about a response of: a picture of Thatcher with Rolf Harris (if you can find one) opposite a picture of May holding hands with Donald Trump with the caption: OK Thatcher may not have known about Harris but May knew Trump is a sexual predator (I did consider instead Thatcher with Jimmy Savile – but I think that would invite a backlash – as far as we know, Trump’s behaviour seems a misdemeanour in comparison to Savile’s capital crime)
I would suggest “May Won’t Pay”, highlighting stagnant wages, with wage growth lowest since the 19th Century, the fact that 55% of families in poverty are also in work, and that nurses and doctors are quitting the NHS because they can’t afford to live.
A vote for may won't pay your bills
A poster aimed at motivating young people to register to vote.
An idea for a flyer that would look like scratch cards (you can get these bespoke printed, however they may be ££). When you scratch off the film it looks like a ballot paper, with the message - "Don't gamble with your vote, research party policies", or similar.
#EndToryRule to stop disabled people being asked at benefit reviews: "Can you tell me why you haven't killed yourself yet?" https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/04/benefits-assessments-damaging-lives-hardworking-britain
How about as May is trying to make it presidential, Vote for your Local Conservative candidate So we can ignore For another 5 years
How about something positive to inspire. Being for something we might actually help to move debate onto more favourable terrain rather than reacting to and reinforcing existing narrative.
It would be great to have something that parents campaigning against cuts to school budgets could use. Something highlighting that 98% of schools are affected, that there's a crisis in the teaching profession that ultimately kids only get 1 chance at an education, 98% of schools are facing funding cuts (www.schoolcuts.org.uk) There's a parent-led campaign here with some images that they've already used, http://www.fairfundingforallschools.org They're also using schoolsjustwannahavefunds Parents are forming campaigns across the country so each doing their own work locally, but a powerful common image/ slogan that every parent can stick in their window would be very powerful.
Grassroots posters giving an alternative take on the general election
Hundreds of people surrounded the fences this weekend. Hera Lorandos spoke to women who have suffered inside.
Laying out the case for Labour's leadership of a Progressive Alliance, Jeremy Gilbert argues that far from posing a threat to the Left, the Progressive Alliance offers a golden opportunity to end Tory rule and build a 21st century government committed to social justice
The Greens have stood down in Brighton Kemptown to clear the way for Labour, and the Lib Dems won’t stand in Brighton’s other seat, Green-held Pavilion. Davy Jones, who would have been the Green candidate in Kemptown, says this shows the way forward
The snap general election represents a unique opportunity to defeat this terrible government. We believe that visual artists have a crucial role to play!
Drax is the UK's biggest source of CO2 emissions – and we're paying for it, writes Almuth Ernsting
For the past 3 years, Barby Asante and members of London-based artists' collective, sorryyoufeeluncomfortable, have been responding directly to the vision of James Baldwin. Ahead of the nationwide release of a new film about the American activist and author, they reflect on the enduring relevance of Baldwin in Britain today.
Housing campaigners' gains in Bristol are spurring on a national movement to build a renters' union, writes Stuart Melvin
A new Espionage Act threatens whistleblowers and journalists, writes Sarah Kavanagh
We need an anti-austerity alliance, not a vaguely progressive alliance, argues Michael Calderbank
Civic strike paralyses Colombia’s principle pacific port
An alliance of community organisations are fighting ’to live with dignity’ in the face of military repression. Patrick Kane and Seb Ordoñez report.
Greece’s heavy load
While the UK left is divided over how to respond to Brexit, the people of Greece continue to groan under the burden of EU-backed austerity. Jane Shallice reports
On the narcissism of small differences
In an interview with the TNI's Nick Buxton, social scientist and activist Susan George reflects on the French Presidential Elections.
Why Corbyn’s ‘unpopularity’ is exaggerated: Polls show he’s more popular than most other parties’ leaders – and on the up
Headlines about Jeremy Corbyn’s poor approval ratings in polls don’t tell the whole story, writes Alex Nunns
The media wants to demoralise Corbyn’s supporters – don’t let them succeed
Michael Calderbank looks at the results of yesterday's local elections
In light of Dunkirk: What have we learned from the (lack of) response in Calais?
Amy Corcoran and Sam Walton ask who helps refugees when it matters – and who stands on the sidelines
Osborne’s first day at work – activists to pulp Evening Standards for renewable energy
This isn’t just a stunt. A new worker’s cooperative is set to employ people on a real living wage in a recycling scheme that is heavily trolling George Osborne. Jenny Nelson writes
Red Pepper’s race section: open editorial meeting 24 May
On May 24th, we’ll be holding the third of Red Pepper’s Race Section Open Editorial Meetings.
Our activism will be intersectional, or it will be bullshit…
Reflecting on a year in the environmental and anti-racist movements, Plane Stupid activist, Ali Tamlit, calls for a renewed focus on the dangers of power and privilege and the means to overcome them.
West Yorkshire calls for devolution of politics
When communities feel that power is exercised by a remote elite, anger and alienation will grow. But genuine regional democracy offers a positive alternative, argue the Same Skies Collective
How to resist the exploitation of digital gig workers
For the first time in history, we have a mass migration of labour without an actual migration of workers. Mark Graham and Alex Wood explore the consequences
The Digital Liberties cross-party campaign
Access to the internet should be considered as vital as access to power and water writes Sophia Drakopoulou
#AndABlackWomanAtThat – part III: a discussion of power and privilege
In the final article of a three-part series, Sheri Carr gives a few pointers on how to be a good ally
Event: Take Back Control Croydon
Ken Loach, Dawn Foster & Soweto Kinch to speak in Croydon at the first event of a UK-wide series organised by The World Transformed and local activists
Red Pepper’s race section: open editorial meeting 19 April
On April 19th, we’ll be holding the second of Red Pepper’s Race Section Open Editorial Meetings.
Changing our attitude to Climate Change
Paul Allen of the Centre for Alternative Technology spells out what we need to do to break through the inaction over climate change
Introducing Trump’s Inner Circle
Donald Trump’s key allies are as alarming as the man himself
#AndABlackWomanAtThat – part II: a discussion of power and privilege
In the second article of a three-part series, Sheri Carr reflects on the silencing of black women and the flaws in safe spaces
Joint statement on George Osborne’s appointment to the Evening Standard
'We have come together to denounce this brazen conflict of interest and to champion the growing need for independent, truthful and representative media'
Paul O’Connell and Michael Calderbank consider the conditions that led to the Brexit vote, and how the left in Britain should respond
On the right side of history: an interview with Mijente
Marienna Pope-Weidemann speaks to Reyna Wences, co-founder of Mijente, a radical Latinx and Chincanx organising network
Disrupting the City of London Corporation elections
The City of London Corporation is one of the most secretive and least understood institutions in the world, writes Luke Walter
#AndABlackWomanAtThat: a discussion of power and privilege
In the first article of a three-part series, Sheri Carr reflects on the oppression of her early life and how we must fight it, even in our own movement
Corbyn understands the needs of our communities
Ian Hodson reflects on the Copeland by-election and explains why Corbyn has the full support of The Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union
Red Pepper’s race section: open editorial meeting 15 March
On 15 March, we’ll be holding the first of Red Pepper’s Race Section open editorial meetings.
Social Workers Without Borders
Jenny Nelson speaks to Lauren Wroe about a group combining activism and social work with refugees
Growing up married
Laura Nicholson interviews Dr Eylem Atakav about her new film, Growing Up Married, which tells the stories of Turkey’s child brides
The Migrant Connections Festival: solidarity needs meaningful relationships
On March 4 & 5 Bethnal Green will host a migrant-led festival fostering community and solidarity for people of all backgrounds, writes Sohail Jannesari
Reclaiming Holloway Homes
The government is closing old, inner-city jails. Rebecca Roberts looks at what happens next
Intensification of state violence in the Kurdish provinces of Turkey
Oppression increases in the run up to Turkey’s constitutional referendum, writes Mehmet Ugur from Academics for Peace