This design was made to support the restoration of coastal Louisiana and the Gulf. There are a limited-edition of 200 signed posters made by Anthony Burrill printed in BP oil from the recent oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The poster’s message is clear and moving with the bold statement of “Oil and Water Do Not Mix.” The oil was collected from the polluted beaches of Grand Isle, Louisina and then screen printed by hand in New Orleans. Burrill comments that “There is a perception among many people that the oil in the Gulf Of Mexico is just going to somehow disappear...For people in the Guld, including Louisiana, the effects of this disaster will be around for a long time.”
I love this design for a poster because the artist thinks outside the box. Rather than just designing the poster digitally to make it look like oil and then printing it off, he uses the resources around him to create a compelling poster made from actual oil! He goes out and does the extra work to make his project the best it can be, spending hours on the beach collecting shovels full of oil and getting a little messy. Also, he isn’t using this design to make money, but is making this because it is out of his own interest and concern and then donating his time, money, and effort by giving all the profits to a voluntary organization: GulfOfMexico2010.com.