MOU Posters Spotlight

Caroline Wu and Anna Masto, Guest Writers

Caroline Wu ’22:
“This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear…That is how civilizations heal.” This condensed quote by Toni Morrison inspired me to design posters for MOU 2021. My goal of these posters was to find a way to connect with my community when I felt isolated from it, to spread daily joy on the Schoology bulletin boards, and to lift others’ voices up through the art of graphic design.
In all the posters, there are a couple common themes, one is an image of two intertwined hands. I chose this symbol because I saw the hands as grasping for both unity and connection, and it feels powerful as the hands point upwards together. I felt that this imagery was very fitting as our atmosphere is sowed with division. I would encourage others to also find ways to connect with their communities right now whether that is contributing to MOU discussions, submitting to the monthly minute, or sharing a story during ASM! Making MOU posters has helped me to realize that Urban is a much more beautiful place when community members are not spectators and instead, contribute by bringing a gift even if it is small.

Anna Masto ’22:
The goal behind each of the posters was to give the vulnerable, brave leaders of MOU visuals to encapsulate their panels. I wanted to contribute to the celebration and praise of these leaders, as they are providing an immense amount of light to the urban community.