52 Shades of Greed: A Political Illustration Collaboration

Posted by on Sep 4, 2012 in 2012, Blog | No Comments

Cthulhu-esque monsters & politics? I think it works.

Well, that title is a mouthful.

It was a few weeks ago that my friend & fellow illustrator, Marc Scheff, asked me to join in on this project he was putting together called 52 Shades Of Greed. I immediately said yes. Not only do I feel strongly about financial reform policies, but I truly felt honored to have the opportunity to participate with other great illustrators.

“52 Shades of Greed is a fully illustrated deck of playing cards brought to you by 2 art directors, 28 artists, and the 99%.”

52 Shades Of Greed was put together as an illustrated education on our financial system and what caused the banking crisis of ’08. No matter what your political leaning, go research what happened. Find resources from all avenues of media. Read the opinions of people with the exact opposite viewpoints as yourself. But Most importantly find the facts.

Bank CEOs in charge of bank regulation? why not?

 

Alright, enough politics. Now the art.

So, I’ve been really into H.P. Lovecraft stories lately. And as you can tell I’ve incorporated a Cthulhu-esque monster with a political illustration. That’s fun, right? Well, I thought so. I don’t create political illustrations that often, so I can’t help if my fantasy & horror story tendencies leak in.

Well, with all that said. Go pick up a deck of cards for yourself. The project is being funded right now on RocketHub.com. 56 pieces of art with many other special reward tiers.

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