Autumn '21

NHS Not for Sale

in collaboration with
Autumn '21

AI Artpack:
Summer of Solidarity

AI Artpack:
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The Brief

The first LPGD artpack designed by robots.

To celebrate the strength and determination of working people - we're inviting you to submit to our next artpack in the form of an artificial intelligence (AI) prompt; we'll feed it through Dall-E 2 and collate the designs into our next pack.

Inspired by the wave of trade union action sweeping across the country; we're bringing the iRobot clock a few years forward and opening submissions for a special-edition artpack where robots can play their part in the downfall of global capitalism. 

With this artpack, alongside our 'Join A Union' artpack, we want to pay tribute to the work of trade union members and organisers here at home, and overseas.

To submit: email your prompt to hello[at]labourdesign.co.uk

For advice on writing the best AI prompts; check out this helpful guide.

Deadline: Thursday 4th August

If you're looking to flex your creative muscles a little harder, traditional submissions for our upcoming artpack 'Creative Work is Work' are still open, with the full brief below

Foreword

Kevin Kennedy Ryan II, Founder of Labour Party Graphic Designers

“Illness is neither an indulgence for which people have to pay, nor an offence for which they should be penalised, but a misfortune, the cost of which should be shared by the community” - Aneurin Bevan

Moving to England as a young child from the United States; I knew things were different here. Firstly I’d gone all the way from a large multicultural city to a small, ethnically homogenous village around 16 miles outside of Norwich in rural Norfolk. 

The culture shock was immense; everyone was white, everyone was old, all I could see for miles and miles were fields of rapeseed and sugar beet. The next time I felt a culture shock so alien was upon going back to America for the first time at the age of 19 following the death of my father. Hearing first hand peoples experiences of a healthcare system which is driven by the motivation of profit was harrowing. I still remember being told of a woman whose son had brain cancer; uncovered by insurance as the at-the-time-unknown tumour was found to be a ‘pre-existing condition’ when he took out insurance. “Do you know what the worst part is? … He survived” were the words of his mother as she told me he was now two million dollars in debt. 

Everyone in Britain has an NHS story, the overwhelming majority of which are unwaveringly positive. People recall how a loved one was looked after in their final days and hours, how a broken limb was mended or even how they were sent home after being told nothing was wrong - let us not understate how wonderful it is to be able to have our fears allayed by a medical professional without fear of financial hardship. As I write these words, I have relatives back home who can’t go to the doctor’s for chronic pain because they don’t have $700 sitting in their bank account. 

These are just cautionary tales from a distinctly average and otherwise uninteresting individual who happens to have close links with the USA. I have seen firsthand the stress, anxiety, needless loss of life and myriad of other machinations which result from the for-profit healthcare system.

Thank you to the incredible key workers of the NHS here in Britain. And thank you to the incredible artists of the labour movement who have submitted to this artpack. 

Posters

Creative Work is Work

In collaboration with: the Musicians Union

Deadline

August 20th 2022

The brief

Specs

Artwork should be A2 (420x594mm), 300DPI, supplied as .pdf or .jpeg,<20mb. Please email your submission to hello@labourdesign.co.uk.

Information to include with your artwork:
Your Name | Relevant Social Media Handles | Your Website | Your Town/City (optional)

Artwork submitted for art packs is generally available for A4 download via our Google Drive for supporters to print at home. If you'd rather your design not be included in this online repository, please let us know. All rights are retained by the original artist.

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Extra special content

To coincide with the release of our latest art pack and the We Demand Better march on June 18th, cartoonist Jamie-Max Caldwell has created this excellent guide on how to make your very own placard.

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