Power to the Poster

The Strength of Diversity by Ashley Slade

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Artist Statement

"A subject that I am very passionate about is the lack of diversity in film, books, offices, neighborhoods, and most of all schools. In this country, many school districts are segregated due to racial biases in community planning. Children in these schools aren't exposed to the beauty and benefits diversity can bring to their classrooms. On top of that, many of the books children read in school lack characters who are racial minorities, LGBTQ, disabled, or any of the other qualities that make us a diverse nation (and world). I included the quote by Maya Angelou as a call to action to parents (and other caregivers/guardians) to start teaching and exposing their children to different cultures and viewpoints." - Ashley Slade

I?m Ashley, a visual artist who loves good books, bad movies, and chai tea lattes with coconut milk. I help clients express their ideas, package their content, and create their brand identities through illustration. My personal artwork is highly influenced by science fiction, afrofuturism, 80s nostalgia, mid-century design, and sequential art.

About Power to the Poster

Power to the Poster seeks poster designs that are catalysts for change. They challenge where we've been and set a course for where we could go. It is our hope we add to the dialogue of what is next for America and the world. Launched in 2011 by Justin Kemerling.

About our Prints

Each poster is hand-printed and handled, to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The matte paper and high quality of inks make for a vibrant image which looks great both framed, and au-naturel. Printed in Los Angeles, CA, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, heavyweight stock, high color gamut, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Framed posters offer the same, museum-quality printed poster, but wrapped in a protective black frame. The frame is lightweight and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector, so it won't break in the mail. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes.