#EndToryRule election posters – gallery

Grassroots posters giving an alternative take on the general election

May 3, 2017
13 min read

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.

Fiona Scott-Wilson. Download printable version
Beth Davis-Hofbauer. Download printable version
Sophie Monk and Joni Cohen. Download printable version
Charlie Waterhouse. Download printable version
Chris Colouryum. Download printable version
Unknown artist, Brighton. Download printable version
Mary Rouncefield. Download printable version
Simon Sharville. Download printable version
Protest Stencil. Download printable version
Simon Sharville. Download printable version
Sisters of Perpetual Resistance. Download printable version
Keep It Complex. Download printable version
Send submissions to jenny@redpepper.org.uk – more info here.

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!
 


Poster inspiration wall

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/

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)

Something that makes sense to a Brexity person might be an idea. Posters that just make lefties smile are pointless.

A poster aimed at motivating young people to register to vote.

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 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

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.

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'?

Posters to advertise any of the Labour policies - one poster, one policy.

A vote for may won't pay your bills

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.

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)

It strikes me how the words 'Stable' and 'Strong' - contain components of 'Unable' and 'Wrong'. Not sure how to make that work visually.

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 as May is trying to make it presidential, Vote for your Local Conservative candidate So we can ignore For another 5 years

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'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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

#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

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.

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