These days, Gossips doesn't venture much farther than PetSmart to get supplies for William, but Gossips readers do. One of them is now in Denver and paid a visit to the Denver Art Museum, where an exhibition entitled Drawn to Action: Posters from the AIGA Design Archives is currently on view.
There, among the examples of how design can be a tool for change and a clarion call to action, is a poster that will be familiar to everyone who lived in Hudson through the six long years of the fight against St. Lawrence Cement.
The poster was created for the Hudson Valley Preservation Coalition, an ad hoc collaboration of such not-for-profits as Scenic Hudson, Hudson River Heritage, HADA, and Historic Hudson. While Friends of Hudson, headed up by Sam Pratt and Peter Jung, focused on issues of air quality and the health risks associated with having the world's largest coal-fired cement plant just across the border in Greenport, the HVPC took up the threats to historic resources, community character, and local economies posed by the project.
Whodathunkit? Our recent history is represented by a poster that is one of more than 10,000 objects that make up "one of the largest and finest holdings of contemporary American communication design" from 1980 to the present.
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