With midterms coming up on November 6, voting is at the top of our mind.
Using your voice - and having a say at the ballot box - is so important. We took this midterm election as an opportunity to work with artists in our community to drum up some excitement and enthusiasm for going to the polls. These three artists share strong voices and a passion for civic duty - we had a blast collaborating with them and wanted to tell you a bit more about them.
Kaylani is an illustrator based in Fairfield, California, who focuses on “creating inclusive picture books, editorial art, and afros.” As an artist, Kaylani’s mission is to “support the stories of the under represented and create new ways for people to imagine themselves.” When Nia Wilson was murdered earlier this year, Kaylani created a beautiful image of Nia and posted it to her Instagram to honor her and bring awareness to this tragic, hateful event.
We came across Bijou’s work earlier this year and featured her Peace poster. Her work centers around women and the feminine, a perspective that’s dearly needed during this time. Women’s rights should never be up for debate, and it’s important to make that known with your vote.
Originally from Mexico City, Victor first studied electrical engineering before switching over to the world of graphic design. We met Victor at a conference earlier this year and couldn’t wait to collaborte with him. He was also featured for his art for a cause - working with artist Marisol Ortega, the two created the eye-catching Feroz print and donated all proceeds to children at the border.
We hope you’ll use your voice on election day: Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Whether you can vote or not, your voice matters. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
If you need more information on your polling place, find it at Vote.org.