May Day 2012

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    I created this image for May Day in 2005, and updated it slightly for the May Day actions planned for 2012.

    The artwork is available on a Creative Commons non-commercial attribution license. Please feel free to download, print, share, reproduce, remix, etc so long as you're not profiting on a large scale from my work.

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    1. Perecca 24 months ago | reply

      Looks more like a poster for Beltane, than for Worker's Day, imo.

    2. Lisa Francesca 24 months ago | reply

      Thank you, Hugh, this is awesome. It will go up in Campbell, CA.

    3. hughillustration 24 months ago | reply

      Funny that it doesn't seem very May Day-ish to you -- here's the inspiration, which dates from the beginning of May Day in the late 19th century:

    4. emilydickinsonridesabmx 24 months ago | reply

      This is an absolutely fantastic illustration. Well done!

    5. Antonio Carlos Photo 24 months ago | reply

      great! shared everywhere.

    6. Editor B 24 months ago | reply

      Wonderful poster.

      As to Perecca, May Day has pagan roots so much of the traditional imagery will indeed look similar to Beltane. In fact, I like them to celebrate them as a single holiday with multiple facets and multiple names, a "green root" and a "red root."

      Walter Crane had the right idea, and I love this update.

    7. Paul@Beige 24 months ago | reply

      Hey Hugh,

      Found your image via Google and posted it on my Tumblr and Facebook... only to realise when I linked back to your page that "hughillustration" was none other than Hugh D'Andrade... it's Paul Clifton here, from way back in LP days in Oakland and Melbourne in the 90s.

      Love your work - as always - and love the serendipity of the interwebs that it was your May Day pic I chose from pages of googled images!

      Have a great day comrade, peace and love from Melbourne!


    8. OffTheHooks 24 months ago | reply

      I love it! will be adding it as a facebook profile image for today!

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