This Election Season, Artists Demand Zero

February 04, 2016

This Election Season, Artists Demand Zero

The world is bristling with more than 15,000 nuclear weapons - thousands of which are locked and loaded, ready to fire at a moment's notice. The risk that these weapons of mass destruction will be used is rising and the consequences are greater than ever. The only way to prevent a nuclear catastrophe is to secure all nuclear materials and eliminate all nuclear weapons: "global zero."

Unfortunately, most of the traditional imagery of the anti-nuke movement hasn't been updated since it was developed during the counterculture movements of the 1960s and 70s. It's time for a fresh start, for a new, forward-looking approach communicating the urgent truth about the global nuclear threat--and the promise of a world without nuclear weapons. 

That's why we've partnered with Global Zero, the international movement for the elimination of all nuclear weapons, to take on this challenge, and build a new collection of designs for the anti-nuke movement. We're inviting artists and designers around the world (especially those from key nuclear-armed states, including China, France, India, Israel, Pakistan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States) to contribute designs illustrating the number zero and the goal of a future free of nuclear weapons.

"Not since the 60's have collective, creative efforts been focused on the issue of nuclear disarmament. Now is the time for a new generation to take up the mantel and help create powerful images that convey the import of the demand: no more nuclear weapons." said Creative Action Network co-founder Aaron Perry-Zucker.

Everything is on the line. Our actions and attitudes today will determine whether we usher in a future free from nuclear weapons--or one in which they are used again, to devastating and irreparable effect. 

"34 years ago, 1 million people marched in New York City to end the nuclear arms race. It was and remains the biggest public demonstration in U.S. history. But that level of public concern evaporated at the end of the Cold War, even though the arsenals of that era still hang over our heads," said Global Zero Executive Director Derek Johnson. "The inertia we're up against is decades in the making. We need to shatter public complacency and move people into action. In this movement, as in so many others throughout history, art is a hammer uniquely suited to that purpose.

Proceeds from this campaign support Global Zero, the international movement for the elimination of nuclear weapons. 

View the growing collection here.

Anyone can contribute their own design here.

 





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