The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Man, I want chickens. You guys want to start a letter-writing campaign to my husband, letting him know he’s depriving me?
Anyway, when I was researching my post earlier this week about victory gardens and their modern day relevance, I came across this Etsy seller with the most awesome posters and t-shirts celebrating the Victory Garden of Tomorrow— “artful advocacy for the modern homefront.”
Of the chicken poster (my favorite), the seller says:
I just love the idea of taking chickens, who are anything but heroic, and illustrate them so. I was inspired by the posters that used to hang in WWII aircraft factories, and posters selling war bonds.
Today, our heroes are the common, the simple and can be right in our own backyard.
A man after my own heart.
A couple more that I love:
“Eat real food” sounds like an obvious thing to say, like it should go without saying. But in today’s industrialized world of processed products-that-are-edible, a reminder to eat only whole, real foods is necessary. I was inspired by an old canning manual cover to create this print that will remind and inspire to eat what is wholesome.
I consider this to be one of the most important messages I have made as a designer activist: that there is ground all around us that can and should be cultivated. It’s in empty city lots, on rooftops, in window boxes, and other surprising nooks and crannies. This image is inspired by a 1944 Garden for Victory poster that also featured a foot and pitchfork along with the slogan, “Groundwork for Victory.” The setting then was the suburban or rural lawn–the setting now is the urban food deserts. Urban farming as source of nutrition and education has to be part of our future.
The posters are 12″ x 18″ and printed on acid-free Mohawk Options FSC certified recycled content 80# cover stock. They sell for $12; the seller has some bundled into 3-packs for $30 and it looks like he’ll allow substitutions. These are gonna look sah-weet in my dining room!
I think I might be seriously addicted to Etsy.
Who are your favorite sellers?