Raise Gas Prices is a socio-political campaign to increase the price of gas to a level so high that it no longer becomes financially feasible for the average person to drive. With little to no personally owned cars on the road, life on the streets opens up to new possibilities and a utopian society is born (hang gliding to work, zip lining to school, and turning cars into planters become the norm).
The campaign is pushed out to the public via posters, as well as Facebook and Twitter accounts encouraging people to support the raising of gas prices. The illustration style is carefree and whimsical adding to the promise and hope of a utopian future.
This piece was submitted and chosen as a select student print by guest curator Lisa Congdon (an Oakland-based artist and illustrator) for the Portland State University graphic design department’s online shop, Good Editions.