Friends of Doejo: “You Are Beautiful” design contest

The Chicago-L.A.-based street art “You Are Beautiful” campaign is global empowerment project comprised of public art instillations and guerilla-campaign style artwork and stickers.

You may have seen the large multi-font “You Are Beautiful” mural on the renovation of Block 36 in downtown Chicago a few years ago or seen the ubiquitous reflective stickers with black font sharing the same message. The idea is to play off the medium of advertising and commercialization to spread this message of positivity.

Organizers at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA) of San Francisco are teaming up with the “You Are Beautiful” campaign calling for submissions, challenging artists to make their own “You Are Beautiful” piece for an exhibition later this month. Click here for the entry form and exhibition information. But hurry, January 12 (extended deadline) is the last day for submissions!

According to the MCCLA: “After the exhibition, select works will be (re)installed in the streets of San Francisco―a campaign of optimism, seeking to create a new methodology of unified social consciousness.”

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Here’s Doejo designer Kim’s submission of acrylic on wood:

State Street’s Block 37 mural in 2009: