W magazine has commissioned 15 artists to reimagine the political campaign poster, giving a blank canvas to artists including Jeremy Deller, Zoë Buckman, George Condo, Nina Chanel Abney and Toilet Paper’s Maurizio Cattelan.
The posters have been published as part of W’s tenth anniversary art issue, inviting each creative to come up with the posters they would like to see. “In this charged election season, we should all show that we give a damn,” says the W team. The line-up also includes Elmgreen & Dragset, Ridykeulous (Nicole Eisenman and A.L. Steiner), Raymond Pettibon and Marcel Dzama, Sanya Kantarovsky, Goshka Macuga and Kathryn Andrews.
Maurizio Cattelan’s poster defaces the one dollar bill, replacing George Washington with a duck, “suggesting the quackery threatening our most revered symbols”. Nina Chanel Abney’s uses sugary colours and silhouettes to draw attention to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Jeremy Deller worked with Fraser Muggeridge Studio to create his poster, titled Vote William Morris, which enforces the link between the arts and social activism. Zoë Buckman worked with Hank Willis Thomas on a poster starring Jemima Kirke from Girls wearing rose-coloured glasses made from specula, aiming to create a provocatively feminist and satirical campaign.
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