Every four years, students in a graphic design course at the University of Minnesota create Get Out the Vote posters. The posters are displayed at two University libraries--Wilson Library on the Minneapolis West Bank campus and McGrath Library on the St. Paul campus--but this year they are also on display at the Legislative Reference Library.
Professor James Boyd Brent described the project, "They were asked to direct their posters towards an undergraduate student audience and were also asked to emphasize the importance of voting, rather than trying to encourage people to vote one way or the other. I did feel that there was some leeway, though, for students to subtly cite or refer to a pressing social justice issue."
Each poster is a three-layered handmade screen print. Professor Brent says, "the screen printing process enables a vivid handmade look to be part of the aesthetic appeal of the posters. " The poster to the left was designed by University student Jade Mulcahy.
The posters will be on display through November 10th. Please stop in to see them!