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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!
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.
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.
A vote for may won't pay your bills
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.
#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.
It strikes me how the words 'Stable' and 'Strong' - contain components of 'Unable' and 'Wrong'. Not sure how to make that work visually.
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.
A poster aimed at motivating young people to register to vote.
How about as May is trying to make it presidential, Vote for your Local Conservative candidate So we can ignore For another 5 years
Something that makes sense to a Brexity person might be an idea. Posters that just make lefties smile are pointless.
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.
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!
Weak and Wobbly
Posters to advertise any of the Labour policies - one poster, one policy.
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’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.
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/
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.
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)
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'?
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.
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
We work ourselves into the ground for little economic benefit. It's high time to for a change, writes Aidan Harper.
Deregulation and tax loopholes are justified by saying that they 'protect growth'. But really, they just protect the wealthy, writes James Fox
Inequality is often treated as a law of nature - but really, it's the result of conscious political choices. It's time to choose equality, writes the IPPR's Carys Roberts.
Tom Palmer, aka Agent Kingfisher, was the 'messiah' of London's squatting scene until his death last year. But who was responsible for his fate? MI5, late capitalism or simply a drug overdose? Matt Broomfield investigates.
'Docs Not Cops' write that we must resist attempts to make our NHS any less universal
Louis Mendee explains the real human costs of climate change for the global south.
From climate change to automation to demographic shifts, Mathew Lawrence explains the challenges our economy will face in the coming decade.
Fifty years after the Abortion Act, women are still dying from being denied basic services, write activists from Feminist Fightback
We need to tackle the patronising ideology that lets Tory think-tanks sneer at social tenants, writes Emma Dent Coad
Acid Corbynism allows people to imagine a future beyond the paltry offerings of capitalism, writes Keir Milburn
Labour Party laws are being used to quash dissent
Richard Kuper writes that Labour's authorities are more concerned with suppressing pro-Palestine activism than with actually tackling antisemitism
Catalan independence is not just ‘nationalism’ – it’s a rebellion against nationalism
Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte argue that Catalonia's independence movement is driven by solidarity – and resistance to far-right Spanish nationalists
Tabloids do not represent the working class
The tabloid press claims to be an authentic voice of the working class - but it's run by and for the elites, writes Matt Thompson
As London City Airport turns 30, let’s imagine a world without it
London City Airport has faced resistance for its entire lifetime, writes Ali Tamlit – and some day soon we will win
The first world war sowed the seeds of the Russian revolution
An excerpt from 'October', China Mieville's book revisiting the story of the Russian Revolution
Academies run ‘on the basis of fear’
Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT) was described in a damning report as an organisation run 'on the basis of fear'. Jon Trickett MP examines an education system in crisis.
‘There is no turning back to a time when there wasn’t migration to Britain’
David Renton reviews the Migration Museum's latest exhibition
#MeToo is necessary – but I’m sick of having to prove my humanity
Women are expected to reveal personal trauma to be taken seriously, writes Eleanor Penny
Meet the digital feminists
We're building new online tools to create a new feminist community and tackle sexism wherever we find it, writes Franziska Grobke
The Marikana women’s fight for justice, five years on
Marienna Pope-Weidemann meets Sikhala Sonke, a grassroots social justice group led by the women of Marikana
Forget ‘Columbus Day’ – this is the Day of Indigenous Resistance
By Leyli Horna, Marcela Terán and Sebastián Ordonez for Wretched of the Earth
Uber and the corporate capture of e-petitions
Steve Andrews looks at a profit-making petition platform's questionable relationship with the cab company
You might be a centrist if…
What does 'centrist' mean? Tom Walker identifies the key markers to help you spot centrism in the wild
Black Journalism Fund Open Editorial Meeting in Leeds
Friday 13th October, 5pm to 7pm, meeting inside the Laidlaw Library, Leeds University
This leadership contest can transform Scottish Labour
Martyn Cook argues that with a new left-wing leader the Scottish Labour Party can make a comeback
Review: No Is Not Enough
Samir Dathi reviews No Is Not Enough: Defeating the New Shock Politics, by Naomi Klein
Building Corbyn’s Labour from the ground up: How ‘the left’ won in Hackney South
Heather Mendick has gone from phone-banker at Corbyn for Leader to Hackney Momentum organiser to secretary of her local party. Here, she shares her top tips on transforming Labour from the bottom up
Five things to know about the independence movement in Catalonia
James O'Nions looks at the underlying dynamics of the Catalan independence movement
‘This building will be a library!’ From referendum to general strike in Catalonia
Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte report from the Catalan general strike, as the movements prepare to build a new republic
Chlorine chickens are just the start: Liam Fox’s Brexit trade free-for-all
A hard-right free marketer is now in charge of our trade policy. We urgently need to develop an alternative vision, writes Nick Dearden
There is no ‘cult of Corbyn’ – this is a movement preparing for power
The pundits still don’t understand that Labour’s new energy is about ‘we’ not ‘me’, writes Hilary Wainwright