2010.54.18584

Crisis of the California Commons
2007
17 in HIGH x 11 in WIDE
(43.18 cm HIGH x 27.94 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.
2010.54.18584

Right edge at bottom has a small recycled symbol and an Allied Printing union label with: "147 / Inkworks Press / 100% Recycled Paper - Vegetable Oil - Based Inks", and "Design By DuckDog Design".

Poster has a red background overall. The top edge of the poster has text in white: "Crisis of the / California / Commons". The center of the poster has a large yellow drawing of the state of California. There are four images overlaid on the drawing of California from top to bottom: 2 trees, Sather tower, a drop of water, and a neoclassical building, all four are surrounded by a red dotted line with a small drawing of a pair of scissors. To the left of the image of California is a small image of a fish, surrounded by a yellow dotted line with a small drawing of a pair of scissors. To the right of the image of California the four images overlaid on California and the fifth to the left, are repeated as silhouettes that form a kind of key, each is accompanied by text in gray and yellow; the 2 trees: "Forests / Ours, theirs, or gone?", Sather tower: "Public / Universities / Sold to the highest bidder", the drop of water: "Water / Right or commodity?", the fish: "Mercury / Poisoning / Eat at your own risk", and the neoclassical building: "Libraries / Meeting ground of democracy, closed until further notice". The bottom of the poster has text in yellow and white: "All Welcome / Conference / April 27-29, 2007 / Berkeley City College / cal.studies@gmail.com / www.crisisofthecommons.org / California Studies Association; The Commons Group; California Studies Center; and Heyday Books".
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