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Occupy Window Displays : Handmade and Homey for the Holidays

Posted on December 19, 2011

This fall Printed Matter, a non-profit organization in Chelsea dedicated to publications made by artists, produced a window display of art relating to and directly from the protests of  Occupy Wall Street. Now in it’s fourth month, OWS continues in the streets of many cities with handmade signs, placards, diagrams, illustrations, costumes, even sculpture. Sometimes it is a tirade, some times it is a comedic play on words, but it is usually made by hand. Perhaps it’s the Gen Y affinity for D.I.Y., or perhaps it’s a way to deter the mass produced signs of would be usurpers, but this modern movement prefers one-off handmade work – in much the same way as many of today’s Street Artists.

OWS (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Seen from the street, the windows at Printed Matter are part education center, part community theater, part political advocacy. At a time when tourists are flocking to New York Town to see the Christmas windows at Macy’s and Lord & Taylor and Sachs Fifth Avenue, Printed Matter tells a heartwarming tale of people of many faiths and backgrounds gathering in the public sphere to express a kind of unity that this country hasn’t seen in a while.

OWS (photo © Jaime Rojo)

OWS (photo © Jaime Rojo)

OWS (photo © Jaime Rojo)

OWS (photo © Jaime Rojo)

OWS (photo © Jaime Rojo)

OWS (photo © Jaime Rojo)

OWS (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Watch Live Screen Printing Today

Interested in screen printing? You can check out how to do it for free as Printed Matter has daily live screenprinting with a roster of 20 artists;

24 DAYS OF MATTER PRINTED

LIVE SCREENPRINTING DAILY Until Dec 24th
Single Artists: Mon-Fri 5-7pm, Sun 4-6pm
Groups of 5-6 Artists: Sat 2-6pm

Curated/organized by J. Morrison

Printed Matter is pleased to present 24 DAYS OF MATTER PRINTED, a live screenprinting project by J. Morrison. From December 1st until the 24th, daily screenprinting sessions will feature a rotating cast of 20 artists creating collaborative works in the Printed Matter storefront. During these sessions, the artistic collaboration will be accumulative, with a new artist each day adding his or her own print to the previously produced prints. Prints will be available for purchase at any stage during this process.