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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!
How about as May is trying to make it presidential, Vote for your Local Conservative candidate So we can ignore For another 5 years
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.
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 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.
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.
Posters to advertise any of the Labour policies - one poster, one policy.
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'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!
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.
Weak and Wobbly
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.
#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 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.
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.
My preference would be to keep personality out of it and go straight to ideology behind the campaign without the May and Corbyn images. There's no reason to vote for or against a man or a woman. We should vote for ideas.
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 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
A poster aimed at motivating young people to register to vote.
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.
Something that makes sense to a Brexity person might be an idea. Posters that just make lefties smile are pointless.
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.
A vote for may won't pay your bills
The Spanish state is seizing ballot papers and raiding meetings, write Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte – but it is being met with united resistance
The crunch executive meeting ahead of Labour conference agreed some welcome changes, writes Michael Calderbank, but there is still much further to go
Dipesh Pandya speaks to documentary film-maker Sanjay Kak, who for 30 years has been working outside the mainstream to tell a story rooted in the struggles of those excluded by India’s militarism and its narrative of neoliberal growth
Jeremy Gilbert on how radical Labour politics can be inspired by the utopianism of the counterculture
Disasters have unequal impacts – it's the poor and marginalised who suffer most. David Harvey writes on Hurricane Harvey
Survivors of the fire are still relying on thousands of community volunteers, writes Dan Renwick - but the failed council is plotting a comeback
What if it's not us who are sick, asks Rod Tweedy, but a system at odds with who we are as social beings?
The people could reach a democratic and non-violent solution if they were freed from US meddling, argues Boaventura de Sousa Santos
A decade after the start of the crash, economic power is in our hands – we must take it, writes Ann Pettifor
The rights and safety of LGBTQ+ people are not guaranteed – we must continue to fight for them
Kennedy Walker looks at the growth in hate attacks at a time when the Tory government is being propped up by homophobes
Naomi Klein: the Corbyn movement is part of a global phenomenon
What radical writer Naomi Klein said in her guest speech to Labour Party conference
Waiting for the future to begin: refugees’ everyday lives in Greece
Solidarity volunteer Karolina Partyga on what she has learned from refugees in Thessaloniki
Don’t let Uber take you for a ride
Uber is no friend of passengers or workers, writes Lewis Norton – the firm has put riders at risk and exploited its drivers
Acid Corbynism’s next steps: building a socialist dance culture
Matt Phull and Will Stronge share more thoughts about the postcapitalist potential of the Acid Corbynist project
Flooding the cradle of civilisation: A 12,000 year old town in Kurdistan battles for survival
It’s one of the oldest continually inhabited places on earth, but a new dam has put Hasankeyf under threat, write Eliza Egret and Tom Anderson
New model activism: Putting Labour in office and the people in power
Hilary Wainwright examines how the ‘new politics’ needs to be about both winning electoral power and building transformative power
What is ‘free movement plus’?
A new report proposes an approach that can push back against the tide of anti-immigrant sentiment. Luke Cooper explains
The World Transformed: Red Pepper’s pick of the festival
Red Pepper is proud to be part of organising The World Transformed, in Brighton from 23-26 September. Here are our highlights from the programme
Working class theatre: Save Our Steel takes the stage
A new play inspired by Port Talbot’s ‘Save Our Steel’ campaign asks questions about the working class leaders of today. Adam Johannes talks to co-director Rhiannon White about the project, the people and the politics behind it
The dawn of commons politics
As supporters of the new 'commons politics' win office in a variety of European cities, Stacco Troncoso and Ann Marie Utratel chart where this movement came from – and where it may be going
A very social economist
Hilary Wainwright says the ideas of Robin Murray, who died in June, offer a practical alternative to neoliberalism
Art the Arms Fair: making art not war
Amy Corcoran on organising artistic resistance to the weapons dealers’ London showcase
Beware the automated landlord
Tenants of the automated landlord are effectively paying two rents: one in money, the other in information for data harvesting, writes Desiree Fields
Black Journalism Fund – Open Editorial Meeting
3-5pm Saturday 23rd September at The World Transformed in Brighton
Immigration detention: How the government is breaking its own rules
Detention is being used to punish ex-prisoners all over again, writes Annahita Moradi
A better way to regenerate a community
Gilbert Jassey describes a pioneering project that is bringing migrants and local people together to repopulate a village in rural Spain
Fast food workers stand up for themselves and #McStrike – we’re loving it!
McDonald's workers are striking for the first time ever in Britain, reports Michael Calderbank
Two years of broken promises: how the UK has failed refugees
Stefan Schmid investigates the ways Syrian refugees have been treated since the media spotlight faded
West Papua’s silent genocide
The brutal occupation of West Papua is under-reported - but UK and US corporations are profiting from the violence, write Eliza Egret and Tom Anderson
Activate, the new ‘Tory Momentum’, is 100% astroturf
The Conservatives’ effort at a grassroots youth movement is embarrassingly inept, writes Samantha Stevens
Peer-to-peer production and the partner state
Michel Bauwens and Vasilis Kostakis argue that we need to move to a commons-centric society – with a state fit for the digital age
Imagining a future free of oppression
Writer, artist and organiser Ama Josephine Budge says holding on to our imagination of tomorrow helps create a different understanding today
The ‘alt-right’ is an unstable coalition – with one thing holding it together
Mike Isaacson argues that efforts to define the alt-right are in danger of missing its central component: eugenics
Fighting for Peace: the battles that inspired generations of anti-war campaigners
Now the threat of nuclear war looms nearer again, we share the experience of eighty-year-old activist Ernest Rodker, whose work is displayed at The Imperial War Museum. With Jane Shallice and Jenny Nelson he discussed a recent history of the anti-war movement.
Put public purpose at the heart of government
Victoria Chick stresses the need to restore the public good to economic decision-making
Don’t let the world’s biggest arms fair turn 20
Eliza Egret talks to activists involved in almost two decades of protest against London’s DSEI arms show
The new municipalism is part of a proud radical history
Molly Conisbee reflects on the history of citizens taking collective control of local services
With the rise of Corbyn, is there still a place for the Green Party?
Former Green principal speaker Derek Wall says the party may struggle in the battle for votes, but can still be important in the battle of ideas
Fearless Cities: the new urban movements
A wave of new municipalist movements has been experimenting with how to take – and transform – power in cities large and small. Bertie Russell and Oscar Reyes report on the growing success of radical urban politics around the world