OTHER GRAPHICS CAMPAIGNS
While we are most recognized for our huge narrative graphics campaigns that we take on tour, we also create smaller-scale posters for movements we participate in and groups and events we want to support. We strive to cross-pollinate with struggles both locally in Maine and around the world.
One of the first posters made by the Beehive Design Collective, this graphic about Biotechnology not only investigates the genetic modification of life, but zooms out to create a narrative about the homogenization of culture, food, and our environment.
Another of the Beehive’s earliest graphics, this iconic monarch butterfly image was created in the Spring of 2000 as an outreach poster for the 4th Biodevastation mobilization, a gathering of the grassroots against the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s annual convention.
BioJustice was designed as a promotional poster for the Biodevastation conference that took place in Boston in 2007. The event was a gathering of the grassroots popular resistance to the Biotech Industry Organization (BIO) industry annual convention. It included a weeklong celebration of sustainable food, alternatives to corporate healthcare and highlighted a wealth of community-based alternatives.
FUELING CLIMATE CHAOS
Fueling Climate Chaos is a poster the Beehive made for friends at Rising Tide, a network of groups who take direct action against root causes of climate change and promote community-based solutions to the climate crisis.
This poster, with text translated into seven languages, was designed in 2008 to help build momentum for worldwide solidarity actions during the Group of 8 counter summit in Hokkaido, Japan.
LATIN AMERICAN SOLIDARITY
This graphic was created in collaboration with the networks of the Latin American Solidarity Coalition for their mass mobilization in Washington DC in the spring of 2003.
MAINE SOCIAL FORUM
This poster was the Beehive’s first full-color graphic, created in 2006 as the promotional poster for the Maine Social Forum, a convergence focused on strengthening networks and developing strategies for social, economic, and environmental justice in Maine.
MAINE DRAINThis poster was designed for Defending Water for Life to educate about and mobilize against Nestle’s attempts to privatize water in Maine.
This poster was designed to raise awareness for the 2011 Water Walk, a uniting of waters from all directions of the earth. The Eastern direction of the Water Walk that year started from Machias, Maine, where the Beehive is based. Anishinaabe people, caretakers of the eastern woodlands and great lakes, collected water from the Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Hudson Bay in copper pails and carried it by hand to the shore of Lake Superior. Similar water walks have taken place annually since 2003 to call attention to our water and our role as caretakers of it.
FOR THE LONG HAUL
This scene from the True Cost of Coal poster commemorates the legacy of the Highlander Research & Education Center in Tennessee, a center for grassroots organizing and movement building in Appalachia, the South, and beyond that has been around since the 1930s. This image honors the community-based research, storytelling, and popular education that is also the core of our work as the Beehive, and was printed to celebrate our 10 year anniversary.