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No New Jails

An evolution of a screenprint I knocked out to show my Print Agit Prop class how to use paper stencils to burn screens. This image was generated in support of the New York City movement to close Rikers Island with no new jail construction, but could be used in any context where new jails are on the development plans.

This can be downloaded and easily converted to a single color, making for a potential rainbow of No New Jail signs…

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A large “NO” is oriented vertically, with the smaller text “NEW” nestled under the “N” in “NO.” “JAILS” is positioned in the “O” of “NO”, and has a cross through it.

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