Blockorama Flyer, Syrus Marcus Ware, 2010, Illustration and Design
Blockorama Flyer, Syrus Marcus Ware, 2010, Illustration and Design

This is the inside of a folder Blockorama flyer I designed in 2010. We were going through a struggle that year after being moved a bunch of times (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8wXYAWu-ho), amongst other issues and we felt a lot of pressure to pull out of the festival that year. In the end, we used the moment to force a discussion about the many groups who were marginalized within larger LGBTTI2QQ organizing and the need to rethink the entire festival, and in fact, about our year round activism in the city.  I used the visual reference of Tommie Smith and John Carlos during their medal ceremony at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico to reflect on the politics of participating and of intergenerational activism.

Also, it’s super gay!

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