Art for Advocacy: 13 Posters for Sustainable Social Change

Break New Ground - Plant an Urban Farm Garden

2 of 14
urban gardening poster

credit: Artist: Joe Wirtheim, USA, 2008. Courtesy of Professor Elizabeth Resnick, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston.

2 of 14

Joe Wirtheim, USA, 2008.

"I consider this one of the most important messages I have made as a designer activist: there is ground all around us that can and should be cultivated. It is in empty city lots, on rooftops, in window boxes, and in other surprising nooks and crannies. While the image is inspired by a 1944 "Garden for Victory" poster, the slogan is something a mentor said to me about creating new art. "Even if it is not as good as you hoped," he said, "it is important that you are breaking new ground with your art." I hope that the duel meaning is not lost, that "new ground" is both a physical place and the places our imagination has yet to go."

Courtesy of Professor Elizabeth Resnick, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston.