The Art of a Good Protest Placard

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Like protest or activist art, placards convey a political message to large audiences at protests and relayed through media to the world. But are they art?

Placards have long been used as a protest tool globally. It is not unusual for media to gravitate to the same placards when reporting, recognising their strong design and capacity to capture and entertain audiences. These are the placards that are beamed to the masses each night, their messages burned irreversibly into our memories.

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