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rok

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52 SHADES OF GREED

I came along a realy great project - a set of deck playing cards made with the help of 28 illustrator all over the world.

They visualised Wall Street executives and politicians who were (and still are) the master of (financial) distaster.

http://52shadesofgreed.com/

The cards are on sale through ROCKETHUB – crowfunding engine.
Another goal of the group is to print up a 1000 ecks of card to give out on the street for free on September 17, the one year anniversary of the first U.S: occupy gathering in New York
As you can see they already succeded.
http://www.rockethub.com/projects/10224-52-shades-of-greed

The organisators said:« While occupiers are no longer in the park, they are hard at work figuring out how to use people-power to hold big time finance guys and institutions accountable for the total mess they have caused. We think the cards will be a great way to bring people – including you! – into the issues. (Do you know what a CDO is, or how the banks are using it to continue their subprime lending? Well, you should, and the information in this deck, and on our site, will help). Especially as we come up to the election, these issues are very salient.

The illustrations are great, and the project –as well is great!

Comments

SanFrancisco
6 years, 11 months ago

brilliant!!
reminds me the counter-cards from the invation of Irak in 2003
im going to translate them to spanish

rok
ABOUT ME

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Name

Rok Klemencic


Gender

male


Country

Slovenia


Description

I am a graphic designer from the coast of Slovenia, hungry to amplify MEMES with strong/ethical content.
Right now I am doing a master in Visual communication studies in the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana researching the theme of Ecology in Graphic Design. Otherwise I work as a graphic designer for Studio Poper, a communication studio with strong social engagement, based in Ljubljana.

Some of my design work here:
http://be.net/r0k0


I have joined the Memfest community becasue i am interested in

When I realized, as a young visual communicator, that we live in a neoliberal absurdness surrounded by ethical crisis, I wanted to involve all my creative energies to projects connected with deep ethical connotation.

In 2003 or 2004 I found out the project called Memefest, which was kind of revelation for me. The content on the website impressed me so much, because there I found a quite big international community of people thinking and creating in the way I wanted to do it.
After all Memefest project was developed in Slovenia, I really loved the concept and I said to myself that it was insane not to try to get involved. At that point I realized that I need to get in contact with the organization. I really wanted to know the team and I was open for absorbing new knowledge.
At the time my anger on visual pollution that commercial visual communication was producing was enormous, and I thought that collaboration with people involved in Memefest community can just help me to make my point of view clearer.

That feeling of anger, now mixed with other feelings, is still here, that`s why I am still a part of Memefest.


Faculty

Academy of Visual arts and Design / Ljubljana


Education

visual art pedagogy, visual communication


Working place

Renderspace


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