• Bitch Media's 'Gray Issue' Release Party

    On Wednesday, September 4th, Bitch Media is hosting a release party for the Gray Issue. I made this mini poster for the art auction portion of the event.

    About the poster: Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina were arrested August 2012 on hooliganism charges after their guerrilla
 performance of ‘Punk Prayer’ in the Cathedral of Christ the 
Savior. They were sentenced to 2 years of hard labor and have since been 
repeatedly denied parole. This print is a mix of the ancient calligraphy style of the Russian Orthodox Church (Vyaz), and modern experimental typography. The words are the lyrics to the anthem performed by Pussy Riot, Punk Prayer.


    Punk Prayer Lyrics

    Virgin Mary, Mother of God, put Putin away
    Рut Putin away, put Putin away

    Black robe, golden epaulettes
    All parishioners crawl to bow
    The phantom of liberty is in heaven
    Gay-pride sent to Siberia in chains

    The head of the KGB, their chief saint
    Leads protesters to prison under escort
    In order not to offend His Holiness
    Women must give birth and love

    Shit, shit, the Lord's shit!
    Shit, shit, the Lord's shit!

    Virgin Mary, Mother of God, become a feminist
    Become a feminist, become a feminist

    The Church’s praise of rotten dictators
    The cross-bearer procession of black limousines
    A teacher-preacher will meet you at school
    Go to class - bring him money!

    Patriarch Gundyaev believes in Putin
    Bitch, better believe in God instead
    The belt of the Virgin can’t replace mass-meetings
    Mary, Mother of God, is with us in protest!

    Virgin Mary, Mother of God, put Putin away
    Рut Putin away, put Putin away