A number of things have been making me more angry and frustrated over the past few weeks, and chief among them is the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The stories of deliberate neglect and corporate pursuits of any and all loopholes in order to reduce liability and circumvent the need to install important, blowout-preventing equipment have already hit the news over and over again. I’ve got a personal connection to this tragedy and it hurts me to see some places I love so much destroyed by waves of thick, toxic oil. I’ve been to Venice, Louisiana and gone swimming in the Gulf of Mexico. I’ve planted marsh grasses in Lake Pontchartrain and gone canoeing in the wetland bayous. I had wanted, after graduating, to work for a summer on a Louisiana shrimping boat…a dream which seems to be ruined right about now.
After reading how much BP was spending on PR firms, I felt I had to do a little something for the activist effort down in the Gulf South…
I made this image in about 30 minutes with Photoshop and Illustrator (much of which was spent creating different image layers and using Free Transform to pull apart different layers of the logo so as to optimize it for stencil making), and I’m making it available for any and all non-commercial activist work. Use it as you like, folks.