by Greg 'Biskakone' Johnson | June 3, 2020 | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project
Greg 'Biskakone' Johnson is a member of the Lynx Clan and an enrolled member of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. His home on the Lac du Flambeau reservation, established by the Treaty of 1854, is also known as Waaswaaganing, “the place of the torch.” Greg lives his life according to the four seasons, as did his ancestors. He harvests deer, fish, maple sugar, berries, wild rice, and wild plants. He is passionate about keeping the traditional ways alive, and he takes every opportunity to teach these ways to others.... (Continued below.)
by Renée Graef | July 1, 2020 | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project
Renée Graef has illustrated over 80 children's books, including the "Kirsten" books (American Girl), books in the "My First Little House" program (Laura Ingalls Wilder) and "B is for Badger; A Wisconsin Alphabet." She splits her time between Milwaukee and Los Angeles. Continued below.
by Colin Matthes | May 27, 2020 | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project
Colin Matthes (Milwaukee, WI) is an artist. He combines improvised utilitarian construction techniques with instructional drawing, spectacle, and civically minded projects that range from group knowledge archiving sessions to “eco” demolition derbies. He always shows the means of production - the process, the fingerprints, the screwups.
By Grant Yun | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project | Phase 2
Grant Yun is a Milwaukee-based artist who is most recognized for reimagining American Realism and Regionalism through a 21st century approach. In this poster, Grant stresses the overarching importance of working together to continue the effort against Covid-19.
by Jolyn Sandford | June 10, 2020 | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project
Jolyn Sandford is a Madison-based artist and software developer who seeks to celebrate the things she loves through illustration. With roots in the fine arts and computer science, she enjoys examining the intersection of art and tech....(Continued below.)
Sonia Vasquez is an artist living and working out of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. For this piece, she was particularly inspired by Victorian advertisements and medicine - imagining what a Covid vaccine poster might look like in the 19th century.
by Ashley Town | April 29, 2020 | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project
Keep Your Distance is printed on an antique press at Bay View Printing Company, a 103 year old, female-owned business in Milwaukee. Prints are custom designed and printed by hand, one at a time, on an antique printing press – a process that takes time, attention to detail and meticulous care.
by Jerry Jordan | May 6, 2020 | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project
Jerry Jordan is part of a growing movement of painters that are reinterpreting classical painting into what they call contemporary realism. He counts such painters as John S. Sargent, Anders Zorn, William M. Chase and Joaquin Sorolla as major influences in his artistic growth. However it was the artist of the Harlem Renaissance that fueled his desire to pursue painting.
By Bao Xiong | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project | Phase 2
Bao Xiong is an author and artist based out of Wisconsin. Growing up with Hmong folklore and true ghost stories inspired her books Folklore and The Butchers published through Moth House Press. Her poster illustrates that science finds a way to address life's challenges.
by Keegan Onefoot-Wenkman | April 13, 2020 | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project
The work I produce is of thoughtful, selfless, greedy, raving, amazing, botched, happy, needy, revolutionary people, objects, ideas, animals, and insects. These are what I love and don’t want to forget. A stew of moments seen, heard, loved and missed; on the list of ingredients it would read “for growing more mature and wiser, be brazen and naïve."
by Yeonhee Cheong | May 13, 2020 | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project
Yeonhee Cheong is a visual artist who studies the social language of women’s bodies and outfits. She is a lecturer at Design Studies department of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Describing her poster, she reflected that "the war against COVID-19 virus has disrupted the conventional way of how we unite to fight. We should keep apart and protect selves from others, in order to protect others as well. Though against our natural instinct, this is the knowledgeable and effective way to win this war that everyone should follow."