Screen Print | 18x24 Credits // Poster design by Kyle Vsetecka. Kyle Vsetecka is a multi-disciplinary graphic designer who lives and works in Portland, Oregon. His work includes logo design, brand identity, illustration and animation. Outside of work Kyle spends his time playing sports, growing plants and hanging out with his wife and two cats.
Block Print | 17.5x24 Julianna and Kate have been collaborating for a decade and have been in business as Bologna Sandwich for seven years. They bring strategy, joy, and dedication to each creative challenge. In addition to their client work, Julianna and Kate teach graphic design and illustration at Portland State University.
Designed in Honor of Casey Hoke
Digital offset print of physical collage made from the artwork, writings, collections, & interests of Casey Hoke | 24x18 Eli Dowens is a transmasc political science student, and Jake McManus is a transmasc graphic design student, both at Cal Poly Pomona. Jake and Eli lost their partner, Casey Hoke, also transmasc, last year to suicide. Although Eli is not primarily an artist, he collaborated with Jake and Anthony on this poster to share Casey’s memory and message of resilience. The piece is composed of art, writing, and collections of Casey Hoke, including his trademark glasses, featured prominently in the center. Once complete, the collage was photographed and colorized. Anthony Acock is a graphic design professor at Cal Poly Pomona, who had the pleasure of having Casey both as a student, and colleague through Casey´s role as a TEDx speaker, and transgender activist within the department of art, where Mr. Hoke´s sizeable presence will forever be greatly missed. Credits // Curated by Eli Dowens, Jake McManus, and Anthony Acock. Printing donated by Typecraft, in Pasadena California.
Aaron James Draplin // Draplin Design Co.
Screen Print | 18x24 Aaron James Draplin is a graphic designer, representing the good people of the Draplin Design Co. He works out of his backyard on logos, records, Field Notes memo books, teaching kids through Skillshare classes, delivering speaking fiascos all over the world, and, spends an inordinate amount of time pantless.
Digital | 18x24 printed with a gray, blue, or purple background Ethan Parker a freelance graphic designer who identifies as queer, trans, and non-binary. This poster is a representation of the empowerment that comes from the realization that by simply existing with oppressed identities is an act of resistance. It's ok to be thorny, floral, and sweet at the same time.
Digital | 12.5x18.5 To evoke the sentiment of gender fluidity, we used a dynamic-transparent type with morphing color palette to create a dreamlike vision of what a new identity can feel like. At Happylucky, we believe in brands that have bold truths to tell in the name of positive change. Fear Less.
Linocut | 18x24 I’m a designer and illustrator. I enjoy analog print methods and my work focuses on the intersection between the natural work and the human experience. Inspired by the Greek figure Hermaphroditus, “Strength in Transition” is a celebration of non-binary identities existing since the dawn of civilization.
Robert Jabra Khasho
Digital Print of Collage | 11x17 They say every landfill has its flower. You can take the hinges off of a heavy door but never know it’s true weight until you’ve carried it on your back. That’s what I’ve done for the last sixteen months. All in fear that the seventeen year old in your documentary would die. I’ve written you a hundred poems you’ve never seen, and only mentioned your name a dozen times. I’ve had more matches than a smoking bar. More scars than the decimal system allows. I’ve wondered if you were alive more times than I’d like to admit. I could have retired by now with enough metals to live in the Bronze Age. I just wanted to be your contender. I just wanted to wear one feather in my hair. Now I am a war chief, and the war is over. I’ve been non-binary since the day you blocked my number. Nothing has changed. I still love you. Please come back home to me. Nothing will be more precious, than to see that flower in the landfill again. Full Metal Jacket Collage Jeni Khashoggi
Leland Vaughan // Outlet
Risograph | 11x17 Leland is a queer non-binary designer, illustrator, and community organizer. They are currently studio manager of Outlet, a print, workshop, and event space where they specialize in risograph printing. Leland is passionate about social justice, intersectionality, and the ways creative/educational spaces can offset oppression, process trauma, and elevate marginalized voices. Their poster is called “Queer Resilience is Magic.”
Dfrntpigeon / New Avenues for Youth
Digital | 24x18 “All pronouns are valid!” is about resisting social expectations to conform to the gender binary. By validating others we show them the respect and human dignity they deserve. This piece was created in collaboration with dfrntpigeon, a social enterprise apparel brand run entirely by Portland’s marginalized youth. Ask about purchasing this poster with custom text!
Ridan Arellano // OMFGCO
Digital on Newsprint | 19.5x27.5 A weed or a flower? Dandelions are perceived as bad weeds but only in the context of highly manicured lawns. They’re beautiful resilient plants and they don’t care whether you like them or not, they’re gonna grow either way. At the end of the day we're all just like this plant, trying to grow to be the best plant it can be.
Rae Senarighi AKA Transpainter
Linocut print + hand embellished color using oil pastel | 20x20 Rae Senarighi is a nonbinary artist whose work focuses on celebrating trans / nonbinary identity through vivid painted portraiture and typographic messages of love and acceptance. With a belief that respect comes from understanding, telling our stories becomes the path to understanding ourselves and each other. Trans rights are human rights.
C.Renee Dimalla // Murmur Creative
Digital | 8.5x17 In traditional tarot, the “Nine of Wands” is symbolic of persistence and courage in the face of great challenges and trials. Here, the card has been reinterpreted to illustrate the remarkable ability of fungi (for whom the terms “male” and “female” do not apply) to thrive in formidable environments.
Screen Print | 18x24 Roundhouse Agency is a creative company Built By Heart in Portland, OR. As binary ways fade and the cistem wakes up to the trans community, our poster is a declaration that embraces infinite gender as the future. Credits // Jessica Jones Senior Designer, Clay Nowak Senior Art Director, Paul Glazier Copywriter, & Rita Badalamenti Project Manager
Risograph | 11x17 Ryan Swedenborg is based out of Stockholm, Sweden where she works as a product designer for Spotify. After hours she keeps it analog as a weekend printmaker and illustrator. Her poster is a "thank you" to Trans activists throughout history who have made huge strides for the LGBTQIA community.
Tory Cunningham // Murmur Creative
Digital | 14x18.6 The trans community’s astounding level of resilience is captured in the metaphor of bird’s refusing to be caged, all the while breaking through their barriers. The gynandromorphic abilities of the cardinal represent the unique spectrum of human representation.
Digital | 20x14 "In The End" is for folks with complex trauma, oppressed by varying forces each day, who survive through it; for queers who are coming out, and/or transitioning is not an option due to financial or cultural reasons; for people who end each day tired but a step closer to being their selves.
Zipporah Vannata // Murmur Creative
Screen Print | 18x24 Go One’s Own Way” was inspired by the notion that becoming the person we’re intended to be is only possible if we listen to our own internal compass. Like veins branching from a heart, our individual pathways are complex, vital and unique to every one of us.
11 local design agencies participated.
10 local businesses sponsored the event.
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