LAUREN BELTRAMO
LAUREN BELTRAMO

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Thoughts & things about design, travel, and lettering.

Land of the Free, Home of the Brave

I was going to sell these postcards and donate profits to the ACLU. Buttt right before I was getting these printed I read this article by Jennifer Daniel and, well, this quote pretty much sums up everything:

I’m listening to designers talk about how they’re donating the profits for their designer shirts and designer spoons to legitimately important progressive organizations because that is the only way designers know how to connect with other people: by buying and selling shit. And surprise, it’s useless and ineffectual but it’s okay because it landed you a sweet interview in FastCo Design.
— Jennifer Daniel

So instead of doing that, I'm going to donate to the ACLU myself (and research other organizations that need help) because that's what I should've done in the first place and re-followed a bunch of people of Facebook. Cheers to talking to people (and maybe, *gasp* even in person) instead of quietly simmering and building a bubble of only opinions I agree with.

And if you still want these postcards you can download them right now. I also got a limited number of them printed for my own use. If you'd like one for free please email me.

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