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2016 Election Art Edition
So you would think that with al the craziness surrounding Trump and the Republican Convention, I'd be having a field day. But in reality, it actually disgusted me to the point of not even wanting to acknowledge it. But I began sketching and was having quite a bit of fun with Chris Christie. As a life long Jersey boy, I always had an issue with our Governor, but refrained from drawing him out of respect for several family members who truly liked the guy. Plus, anytime I drew him, I was afraid people would think I was making fun of his size, and I didn't want it to be about that.
But watching the brash, bold, bully of a governor stand there silently supporting Trump in all those press conferences, made me actually feel a little bad for the guy… it HAD to be killing him. But, it was the choice he made to join forces with The Donald and so, all bets are off. I had begun this image before Christie was passed over for the #2 spot, so I revised it to fit the new reality. All that kissing up and he gets nothing. Now that's next-level bullying!
What is Graphix4change?
Let’s start with what it is NOT:
• Graphix4change is not a militant organization.
• It is not a corporate entity, nor is it a non-profit organization.
• It is not even a grass-roots web movement.
It is simply the personal of an opinionated graphic designer and design instructor… me. It is my soapbox to rant, my wallboard to post signs on, my website connection to the great experiment called Democracy in America and to a larger extent the experiment of a democratic World Wide Web.
I have never sold advertising on the site, nor is the work funded by anyone other than myself. From time to time I get hired to create works for others (campaign literature, posters, etc.), or even sell images I’ve created privately, but in general I have used the site to post my personal work and made it available worldwide, for free.
Why would I do this? Not because I’m independently wealthy, but as a designer, most of the work I do is for hire for someone else’s message or product, and I wanted a venue to express my own political views that no one seemed to want to pay me for. And since political art only seems to ever find an audience in the art world every four years or so, posting images on-line allows for a 24/7/365 virtual exhibit without needing a physical venue.
I have the great fortune of having viewers, fans and detractors from countries all over the world, something I never could have achieved through my client work alone or by exhibiting solely in Chelsea.
So if you’ve made it through this far, thank you for taking the time to visit my little self-important site. Feel free to download images, contact me with comments and suggestions. And if you are looking to hire a smart-assed designer for your progressive cause, I’d be happy to be paid for what I do.
Creator of www.graphix4change.com