GOOD 100: Meet Aaron Perry-Zucker, Connecting Artists To Worthy Causes
Aaron Perry-Zucker is a 24-year-old designer and the founder of Design for Obama, a project conceived in his dorm room to give artists a virtual space to show posters they created to help elect Obama in both 2008 and 2012.
Perry-Zucker is also a partner at the design studio Big New Ideas, where he recently helped launch Gun Show Gallery, a collection of posters for sale to promote gun control and safety. Artists from around the country contributed posters to join the national conversation about guns, and to support efforts to reduce gun violence.
Gun Show Gallery is a part of the Creative Action Network, a crowd-sourced poster network that encourages artists to make work about the causes they believe in. CAN works under the belief that culture has a unique capacity for affecting change, and it acts as a sustainable machine for connecting creative people with advocacy work.
This year, Perry-Zucker is working to expand CAN.
“We've been engaging artists in making work for important causes for years and are now trying to unite those efforts under one umbrella,” he says.
Perry-Zucker and his team of artists are laying the foundation to launch many more campaigns in the coming year that engage artists around all types of causes and ideas.
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