Posters for Pride is a poster exhibition happening June 13th from 6-10pm at Chicago Art Department that benefits Equality Illinois, an advocacy organization that works to protect civil rights and end discrimination against LGBT individuals. Artists & designers from around the country were asked to react visually to pride & equality in the form of a screen printed or letterpress poster.
Artists asked to respond include Matthew Hoffman, Richard Zeid, The Half and Half, Patrick Burnell, Warpaint Studios, Brad Vetter, Catharsis Printworks, and many, many more talented studios and individuals.
In addition to the artists ask to respond with a poster, a few artists were sought out to create extra special works around the theme. Designer & artist Kyle Fletcher will be submitting a radical air-brushed canvas piece, painter Caroline Liu will submit a lovely oil painting, and artist Matthew Hoffman, the man behind the now ubiquitous “You Are Beautiful” sticker and messaging, will submit a piece as well. These will be displayed in a special section of the
gallery and will also be for sale to benefit Equality Illinois.
The physical exhibition will be open one night only on June 13th, 2014 from 6pm-10pm at Chicago Art Department West, and will continue online throughout Pride month in June. The proceeds of each sale will go directly to Equality Illinois and the artists respectively.