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In the wake of the brutal murder of George Floyd and the protests that followed after, Uptown Studios launched a protest poster project to support small businesses that had resorted to using plywood boards to help protect against damages from looters. The brainchild of Tina Reynolds and Jill Bruschera, the protest posters featured positive messages in support of Black Lives Matter, quotes from the great Martin Luther King Jr, and tributes to George Floyd.

The posters were created by friends and employees of Uptown Studios while Jill got a crew together to hang them up and down J and K streets in Midtown Sacramento where most of the windows were boarded up. A very special thanks to Jill Bruschera for the great idea and all the awesome artists that donated their time and talent.

When the boards come down the art comes down, so we thought we’d share those designs with you here.

Black Is Beautiful Protest Poster With Black Man Raising Finger In Air In Front Of Rocks

If You Are Neutral In Situations Of Injustice You Have Chosen The Side Of The Oppressor Quote By Desmond Tutu

BLM Longing Protest Poster Pink And Black Heart With Green Background

Gay Wrath Month For Black Lives With Two Black Women On Roller Blades Smiling And Holding Protest Poster Signs

Defund The Cops Poster With Donuts On Brick Wall Background

Protest Poster Of Police As Negative Sign And Healthcare Education Green Jobs With Positive Sign Divided By Red Line With Green Background

Two Black Women Kissing With Black Futures Matter Below It On An Orange Background

Because The Machine Will Try To Grind You Into Dust Anyway Where Or Not We Speak Quote By Audre Lorde

Only In The Darkness Can You See Stars Quote By Dr Martin Luther King With Dark Blue Sky And Stars In Background

We Did Not Come To Fear The Future We Came Here To Shape It Quote By Barrack Obama Protest Poster

A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand Quote By Abraham Lincoln Protest Poster

Black Hand Holding Fist In Air With Vote Black Lives Matter And Create Change On Orange Background Protest Poster

Change Will Not Come If We Wait For Some Other Person Or Some Other Time We Are The Ones We've Been Waiting For Quote By Obama

Kiara Reed
By Kiara Reed