Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Urban Forest Project

The Urban Forest Project is a series of outdoor banner exhibitions in cities around the world. In each location, artists used the idea of the tree to make visual statements on banners that were displayed throughout the community.

How beautiful is this banner designed by Rob Alexander! In this tree are the national birds of every country currently at war or in an ongoing conflict. Each bird is illustrated in the colors of its national flag.

To see all 186 banners, go here. At the end of the display, all banners were made into tote bags and auctioned off to raise money for local non-profits. Unfortunately I can't seem to figure out if you can purchase posters anywhere. Too bad--they would be amazing pieces of art to bring home!

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