Rational Design Against Political Insanity
Originally conceived in response to the 2016 presidential elections, Flying Pigs on Parade has garnered global exposure and acclaim. After two years of the Trump Presidency, the design’s message for Truth and Decency in government is still sadly relevant. While our folly project may not be realize (see blog) we will continue to fight back with mindful design. Please see more of our work below!
"Flying Pigs on Parade: A Chicago River Folly" is a visual art piece responding to the loud, illogical and frequently hateful expressions that are polluting U.S. leadership.
Why an art piece with four floating gold pigs…
The inflatables block the contentious T R U M P sign at Mr. Trumps Chicago tower, providing visual relief to the citizens of Chicago.
George Orwell’s 1945 novella Animal Farm depicts four fiendish swine (Old Major, Napoleon, Squealer and Minimus). The interpretive message of Animal Farm is unfortunately highly relevant again.
In 1976 Pink Floyd flew a giant inflatable pig over the Battersea Power Station for the Animals album cover shoot. The album is a musical interpretation of George Orwell’s allegory.
The gold color of the pigs speaks to our leader’s penchant for gold leafed interiors.
Four pigs for the four years (minimum) the world will need to endure Mr. Trump as President.
The pigs fly eastward in the direction of Washington, D.C.
Ultimately, this is about RATIONAL DESIGN and is in direct contrast to the chaotic nature and bizarre antics exhibited by our current leadership.
Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) has generously given his approval to replicate the original iconic Battersea pig imagery for this project imagery.
"...I feel that intellectual honesty and balanced judgment have simply disappeared from the face of the earth." George Orwell, Diaries
To help fund this and other “statement” projects, please see our MERCHANDISE.
See some of our other interpretations on the BLOG page.
Who We Are
We are designers creating visual commentary on the ridiculous nature of our current political environment. We are not radicals or activists. We see design as our path to reinforcing a sensible community. Our projects are intended as a bold visual responses to the loud, illogical and frequently hateful expressions that pollute the activities of our current U.S. leadership. We see this folly (and other folly efforts) as a gesture in support of those of more rational, optimistic and inclusive minds.
Demand truth and decency from your government.