The Art of Dissent

May 20, 2017

I ran across a news story a couple days ago that said art stores are seeing a big uptick in business on account of people buying art supplies to make protest placards.

I believe it.

In the last four months, I’ve attended four big marches in LA. First there was the Women’s March, which had over half a million people, then came the March for Science, followed by the March for Climate Change, followed by the annual May Day March.

Best chant (heard at the Science March):

“What do we want?”

“PEER REVIEW!!!”

When do we want it ?”

“NOW!!!!!”

The most interesting part of the protests for me has been checking out all the homemade signs and placards. Here are some examples.