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UPDATED! Print shop Burlesque of North America is giving away protest posters, window signs

'Black Lives Matter' by Barry Blankenship; 'Respect Existence' by Cecily Furlong; 'Fuck White Supremacy' by Justin Santora; 'No Justice, No Peace' by Bryan Beaver

'Black Lives Matter' by Barry Blankenship; 'Respect Existence' by Cecily Furlong; 'Fuck White Supremacy' by Justin Santora; 'No Justice, No Peace' by Bryan Beaver

Nothing quite beats a powerful statement made with a permanent marker on the back of a pizza box, but these new protest prints are pretty rad.

Print shop/gallery Burlesque of North America announced earlier this month that it is putting its resources toward fighting for justice and equality. They’re doing that by giving away hundreds of postcards, window signs, and protest posters for anyone who stops by designated giveaway spots throughout the month.

'Who Protects Us From You' by Mike Davis

'Who Protects Us From You' by Mike Davis

“We believe Black Lives Matter and we proudly stand beside anyone who believes this as well,” states the Burlesque crew via email. “When the global design community began sharing posters dedicated to this cause, we felt it was necessary to step up to help amplify these messages by putting ink to paper.”

After scraping together funds from the artists, friends, and neighbors to purchase a giant palette of paper, they began printing hundreds of materials. Participating designers include Stephen ESPO Powers, Jordan Crane, Barry Blankenship, Justin Santora, Cecily Furlong, Bryan Beaver, and Mike Davis.

The project, dubbed “Prints for the People,” plans to distribute stacks of free art to local businesses, farmers’ markets, and more. These items might also become available for sale, with all proceeds going to Black organizations, artists, education, and resources.

'Defund the Police' by Jordan Crane

'Defund the Police' by Jordan Crane

If you would like to donate to the project, you can Paypal [email protected]

Here are the details on where you can get this free art:

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24
7-9 p.m.
Powderhorn Sanctuary Unity Concert
Powderhorn Park

SATURDAY, JUNE 27
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Midtown Farmer's Market at Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mill City Farmer's Market
Green Earth Growers booth
750 S. Second St., Minneapolis
Prints are also available at Green Earth Grower's farm store: 7052 Casey Pkwy., Prior Lake

TUESDAY, JUNE 30
3-6:30 p.m.
Midtown Farmer's Market at Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis

Other options:

You can also download and print many of these pieces for free at the People's Posters Instagram account.

'Black Lives Matter' by Steve ESPO Powers

'Black Lives Matter' by Steve ESPO Powers