Don’t let the President Steal Our Land

Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.

Dec 12, 2015: 196 nations agreed to respond to climate change by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Jun 1, 2015: President Trump pulls out of Paris agreement

Dec 4, 2017: President Trump reduces the size of two national monuments in Utah by some two million acres, the largest rollback of federal land protection in the nation’s history. Patagonia’s headline the morning after reads “The President Stole Your Land”.

YOU.CAN.STOP.ENVIRONMENTAL.THIEVES by purchasing my poster “Yes on Trees” created for Patagonia’s Vote the Environment campaign in conjunction with Creative Action Network and  The Canary Project .

30% of profits from sales will go towards supporting the project, 30% to HeadCount, a non-partisan organization that uses the power of music to register voters and promote participation in democracy, and 40% to me.

Buy a poster, spread the word, and take the planet to the voting booth in 2018!

Agitprop – Part Deux

The United Faces of America. 2017. Image for 3-color screenprint.
The United Faces of America. 2017. Image for 3-color screenprint.
The United Faces of America. 2017. Image for 3-color screenprint.

Reduced the original image

Aditi Raychoudhury. Resist. 2016. Adobe Illustrator.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Resist. 2016. Adobe Illustrator.

 

for a 3-color screenprint that I will be making 100 copies of as part of the Agitprop residency sponsored by the Compound Gallery.

The Compound Gallery is funding this Residency out of its own funding to help artist create art with traditional printmaking techniques (e.g., letterpress, silkscreen, etching, relief, photopolymer plates) and building a bridge between printmaking’s historic relationship to generating social/cultural/political awareness and contemporary social media/online forums. If you want to support what they do by either donating ink, paper, supplies, or monetary funds, you can do so by clicking HERE.  They are fiscally sponsored via Fractured Atlas, a 501(c)(3) public charity. Contributions for the purposes of The Compound Gallery are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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Grateful for the Agitprop Residency at the Compound Gallery

Aditi Raychoudhury. Resist. 2016. Adobe Illustrator.

I am grateful to the Compound Gallery for offering me a spot in their Agitprop Residency program 

What is Agitprop? Its Printing for a cause. Thinking. Making. Disseminating. 1 individual, 1 month, 100 Prints.

I will be printing the United Faces of America as a 3-color screenprint over the next month.

 

Aditi Raychoudhury. Resist. 2016. Adobe Illustrator.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Resist. 2016. Adobe Illustrator.

 

 

The Compound Gallery is funding this Residency out of its own funding to help artist create art with traditional printmaking techniques (e.g., letterpress, silkscreen, etching, relief, photopolymer plates) and building a bridge between printmaking’s historic relationship to generating social/cultural/political awareness and contemporary social media/online forums. If you want to support what they do by either donating ink, paper, supplies, or monetary funds, you can do so by clicking HERE.  They are fiscally sponsored via Fractured Atlas, a 501(c)(3) public charity. Contributions for the purposes of The Compound Gallery are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Celebrate Spring and Earth Day all month long with “Yes to Trees”!

Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.

 

Support the environment while adding some fresh art to your home by purchasing this poster* I made for “Vote the Environment“- a campaign sponsored by Patagonia, the Creative Action Network and the Canary Project.

It fits into a standard 12″ x 12″ or 16″ x 16″ frame, and can be purchased for as low as 22$.

So, buy a poster,* spread the word, and, think about the planet when you vote to choose your candidate for the Presidency!

* 30% of profits from sales will go towards supporting the project, 30% to HeadCount, a non-partisan organization that uses the power of music to register voters and promote participation in democracy, and 40% to me.

Happy Birthday to My Partner in Crime

Aditi Raychoudhury. The Fake Gift Certificate. Photoshop. 2002.

Back in the day when I couldn’t even afford to spend 25$ on a birthday present. So I created a fake one that actually was good for nothing.

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Aditi Raychoudhury. Amoeba Mail Envelope. Photoshop. 2002
Aditi Raychoudhury. Amoeba Mail Envelope. Photoshop. 2002.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Gift Certificate Envelope (Outside). Photoshop. 2002
Aditi Raychoudhury. Gift Certificate Envelope (Outside). Photoshop. 2002.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Gift Certificate Envelope (Inside). Photoshop. 2002
Aditi Raychoudhury. Gift Certificate Envelope (Inside). Photoshop. 2002.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Gift Certificate (Front). Photoshop. 2002.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Gift Certificate (Front). Photoshop. 2002.
Aditi Raychoudhury. The Fake Gift Certificate. Photoshop. 2002.
Aditi Raychoudhury. The Fake Gift Certificate. Photoshop. 2002.

Black Friday Sale: 30% off Yes on Trees Poster Now Through 12/01

Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.

Get yours (or for a friend) today!

Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.

Huge thank you to Creative Action Network for your Tweet about me!

Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.

I don’t check my Twitter account regularly. I was so pleased to find that C.A.N. had tweeted about me, along with a few other artists. I got to know about C.A.N. very recently, when I saw their campaign about “Vote the Environment” via a Patagonia newsletter. So, I decided to make the poster “Yes on Trees” (featured above), to participate in their environmental awareness campaign. It is currently their 2nd best selling poster. Check it out!  Thank you, C.A.N! I love what you do to make this world better, and I look forward to participating in other campaigns in the future!

 

 

My poster “Yes on Trees” has moved up to #2 on the best seller list on Patagonia! Let’s make it #1!

Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.

This poster will be available via the Patagonia website for some more time –  A HUGE thank you to all who purchased it! I am so very grateful to you! I hope you like, or even, LOVE it! By buying this poster, you are contributing towards a cleaner planet – one that our children can be thankful for! Let’s make it happen!

DIY: Easy Peasy Aviva Halloween Costume With Painter’s Tape to the Rescue!!

Aditi Raychoudhury. Aviva Costume. 2014.

 

What you will need:

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Scissors or Exacto Knife

Painter’s  Tape  (3/4″ – 1 1/2″ thick)

Glue Stick

Yellow Hoodie or Raincoat (we had an old raincoat)

Kid’s Lunch Bag/Messenger Bag

Creature Power Discs 2 copies each (via the generosity of  Mel and Chris Eigenheer)

Wild Kratts Logo

Kratt Brothers Logo

Leaptop or similar device w a keyboard (optional)

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How to Make the Costume:

Aviva Hoodie: Cut out logo and use painter’s tape to attach it to the hoodie. Cut about 3/4″ strips to go around. Make the stripes on the sleeves using the painter’s tape. Write out Aviva, with strips of painter’s tape. While the logo and name are not part of Aviva’s hoodie, it makes the character a little more recognizable!

Creature Power discs: Cut into circles and stick two together with glue stick, so the same creature shows on both faces. Trim any white edges that show.

Laptop bag: Use painter’s tape to stick the Kratt Brothers’ logo. Cover the entire surface of your bag with painter’s tape. Use exacto knife to trim away excess tape, if your lunch/ messenger bag has rounded corners (like mine)

L(e)aptop/computer: Use painter’s tape to stick the Wild Kratts logo. Cover the entire surface with painter’s tape. Use exacto knife to trim away excess tape, if your l(e)aptop has rounded corners (like mine)

Viola! Your girl is all set to program creature power discs for the Kratt brothers (in well under 3 hours), and let creatures “live free and in the wild!”